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DZOGCHEN WORKSHOP – The Brilliant Immediacy of Being: Dzogchen in Daily Life.

The Brilliant Immediacy of Being: Dzogchen in Daily Life

with Julia Lawless

Join us on Sunday 22nd October at our East London venue, for a full day exploring the Dzogchen approach to meditation in the midst of everyday life.

In this one day workshop, we will explore how to apply Dzogchen theory & practice in our daily life, using the inspirational text, ‘The Essence of Dzogchen According to the Oral Transmission of Shang Shung’ as a guide. This is a very short, heart-instruction text, yet it explains the view, meditation and behaviour of Dzogchen in a simple, concise and accessible way.

In the words of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu:

“Living in our busy modern society, there is often not enough time or space to do complicated spiritual practices.  Although recently Dzogchen has become fashionable, which is not so positive, a true understanding of Dzogchen is very important and useful as it principally refers to a state of knowledge that can be integrated into any kind of situation or circumstance.  It is my sincere hope therefore that Dzogchen can really make a valuable contribution to society and to human evolution in general.”

By understanding the Dzogchen view and then learning how to apply it in practice, Dzogchen can become a valuable tool in helping us to deal with all the different situations we encounter in our everyday lives, including practical and emotional issues. Integrating theory & practice in both the morning and afternoon sessions, and there will also be time for discussion and questions.

This course is open to all who are interested in Dzogchen, including those with no previous experience.


Sunday 22nd October
From 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
and 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Lekdanling Tibetan Cultural Centre
Unit B, 14 Collent Street
London – E9 6SG

Minimum donation: £10

Recommended donation: £25

This one day workshop will not be recorded or available on zoom. If you are planning to attend, please register using the booking form here.

It is also possible to make a donation on the door if you wish.

For any enquiries please contact Trinley at:

About the instructor:

Julia Lawless has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1980 and was instrumental in setting up the Shang Shung Institute UK in 2010 at his request. Apart from being actively engaged in establishing Kunselling, a Dzogchen retreat Centre in Wales and Lekdanling: Tibetan Cultural Centre in London, she was Principal Director of the UK Shang Shung Institute for 10 years. She is the co-author of ‘Beyond Words: An Introduction to Dzogchen’ and has edited several books, including ‘Guru Arya Tara & her 21 Praises’ published by Shang Shung Editions. Julia is a writer by profession and is accredited as a meditation instructor by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Please note this course is donation based.