SMS Base Retreat in Sofia, Bulgaria

Dargaeling Sofia Community is very happy to host a SMS Base Retreat with Jim Valby,13-17 February 2015.

In this retreat the main point will be emphasized — primordial presence, unaffected by the interesting experiences of emptiness, clear perceptions, and strong sensations produced by our semdzin and rushen practices. We will prepare for the March 5 Worldwide Guruyoga transmission with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

The retreat will take place in the place of Dargaeling in Sofia. On 13th February there will be a public talk, place to be confirmed later. As we would like to offer this retreat for free for all participants, we will be very gratefull for any sponsorship or donations. For participants outside of Sofia we can provide help with organisation – transport, accomodation, etc.

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About Jim Valby: Dr. Jim Valby has been a student of Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1982. He earned his doctorate in Far Eastern Studies under Herbert Guenther at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983, focusing on the texts of Shrisingha and Vimalamitra.  He participates in Dzogchen Community projects helping to prepare English translations from Tibetan texts.  He has taught the essence of the theory and practice of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen in more than 197 retreats at 77 locations in 28 countries.  He is an authorized instructor for the Base, First and Second Levels of SantiMaha Sangha (SMS).  He lives in Western Massachusetts, USA.

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