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.

In person practice sessions in KC currently cancelled due to COVID19

Online sessions are 2nd and 4th Sundays from Noon to 2:00PM (Central Standard Time). Email joe@dzogchencollege.org to register.


Chanting, meditation, dharma talk & discussion

All are welcome!

Location:

Unity Temple on the Plaza / Temple Buddhist Center at

707 West 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

in Classroom C (upstairs).


The Buddhist Tradition

A Twelve Course Study Intensive

Thursday Evenings Livestream Teachings - Email joe@dzogchencollege.org to participate.


In April 2019, Dzogchen College began a comprehensive study of 2,000 years of Buddhist teaching from the early sutras of the Buddha to the works of present day teachers.


This study intensive consists of twelve courses, one per quarter, for three years, meeting weekly. Each course is built around key Buddhist texts. Talks and discussion will focus on highlighting the key insights of the texts and the teaching traditions they embody.


The twelve courses are:

Year One

Early Buddhism: Teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha

Early Buddhism: The Renunciate Tradition

Early Buddhism: Abhidharma Texts

Early Mahayana: The Prajna-Paramita Tradition


Year Two

Early Mahayana: Nagarjuna

Yogacara: Teachings of Asanga

Yogacara: Teachings of Vasubandu

Chinese Yogacara: Chen Wei Shih Lun

Chinese Zen: Cultivating the Empty Field


Year Three

Japanese Buddhism: Kukai, Shinran and Dogen

Tibetan Buddhism: Lam Rim “Instructions on the Path” Tradition

Tibetan Buddhism: Tantric Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism: Dzogchen


There are no prerequisites to the courses, which are offered without charge. Participants who have a daily meditation practice will benefit most from the course since the principle focus of interest is meditation and the reality it discloses.