Dzogchen College

Dzogchen is a special set of practices handed down for over a thousand years within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that teaches us how to live in natural openness – free of fear and anxiety.

Online sessions are offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from Noon to 2:00 PM (Central Standard Time) via Zoom.

Email joe@dzogchencollege.org for more information.


In-person practice sessions in KC are currently cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.


Location (In person sessions to be resumed as soon as possible.): Unity Temple on the Plaza / Temple Buddhist Center at707 West 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112in Classroom C (upstairs).


who we are and what we're up to:

Dzogchen College is a small group of Buddhist practitioners in the Midwest, primarily in the Kansas City area and central Michigan. We are householders, as the traditions might say, who try to live the Buddhadharma in our daily lives - being as present, honest, open, and compassionate as possible.


Everything offered by Dzogchen College is freely offered. Those of us who lead practice and teach make a living in our daily jobs and do not rely on dana at all. It is taught that generosity is a central practice once one goes for refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Furthermore, offering the dharma is the best offering one can make. It is in that spirit that we share practice and talks and engage in discussions. There is never any charge to participate.


Four of us share the bulk of the teaching responsibilities. (You can read concise bios on the "Teachers" page.) We draw on the teachings and texts of the Tibetan traditions - primarily Nyingma and Kagyu schools - as well as pursue Western philosophic and scientific interests, particularly philosophy of mind and idealist metaphysics.


We are periodic. We come together for twice-monthly practice and teaching sessions, other special occasions, and (in non-pandemic times) short retreats at our homes. Then, inevitably, we part and live our lives in the usual ways - hopefully with more clarity.


Anyone interested in Buddhism or meditation at any level is welcome to join us.