Program Calendar

Winter Meditation Intensive (Dathün)

December 14, 2014
January 11, 2015
Blazing Mountain Retreat Center

Questions? Need help registering for this program? Call 877-DHARMA-9.

Retreat Description

The practice of Pure Awareness (Mahamudra or Dzogchen) is the simplest and also the most advanced teaching in Tibetan Buddhism. Pure Awareness, also called the awakened state or the Buddha mind, is our most fundamental nature, a part of ourselves that is neither born nor dies and underlies all of the experiences of our human life. In this program, we will learn and practice the training stages of Pure Awareness practice, beginning from our current place of distraction and confusion and culminating in a vision of the world as open, perfect, and pure. Faithful to the Tibetan approach that “enlightenment is found in the body and nowhere else,” our approach will be somatic.

Within the safety and warmth of a supportive community, this life-changing opportunity will allow us to journey deep into the limitless openness, wisdom, and joy that are within each of us, waiting just beneath the surface of our everyday experience.

Come for a one, two, or three week segment or for the full month. *Note: One week segments are only available for weeks one and two.

About the Teacher

Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray draws on four decades of study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition to address the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. He is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the practice, study, and preservation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the practice lineage he embodied.


To register for this program follow the “Register Now” link at the top of this page. We ask that participants interested in this program register by the Registration Deadline, November 14th. Registration will close December 1st.

The total price of the retreat ranges from $645 to $4,710, depending on your choice of housing and length of stay. This includes food, tuition, lodging, and tax. A more detailed breakdown of our retreat prices can be found here. (Note: Lodging prices for the Winter Meditation Intensive have been discounted from the standard prices listed on the BMRC site).

Scholarship and Work-Study

Scholarship and work-study are available for this program. Click here for more information and to find the online financial aid application.
 If applying, you must register for the program before submitting your application (you can register without paying by indicating you are a scholarship applicant). Once registered, please submit your application by October 19th.


For general information about traveling to our retreat center, please see the Getting Here page on the Blazing Mountain website.

Dharma Ocean will be offering shuttle service from Denver International Airport to the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center and back. There are limited seats available for this service. We suggest that you choose this option during registration to guarantee a seat. If you have already registered and need to add this option to your registration please contact the Dharma Ocean Registrar ( The cost of the shuttle is $120 round trip.

*Note: We will not be offering a local shuttle between Moffat and Blazing Mountain Retreat Center.

Retreat Details

Please plan to arrive between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. on your scheduled arrival day (either Sunday December 14th for week one, Sunday December 21st for week two, or Sunday December 28th for week three arrivals).  Departure will be after breakfast on either December 21st, 28th, January 4th or 11th depending on the length of your stay.

If you are staff or work-study for this program, you may need to arrive a day early and depart a day late. Please contact Scott Exline ( if you have questions.

Please visit our Program FAQ page for other important information about being on retreat at Blazing Mountain. For any further questions please email us at

Week 1: December 14 – December 21
Week 2: December 21 – December 28
Week 3: December 28 – January 4
Week 4: January 4 – January 11

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