Through my book I have attempted to present the main principles of Dzogchen in a very generic and easy to understand manner.  I have included many meditation exercises that one can apply in order to experience the meaning and intent of these unique and precious teachings directly.

You can purchase the book through Amazon in either book form or Kindle.  You don't have to have a Kindle device, you can just download the free app. for either your computer or Iphone.

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Basic Texts Explaining Dzogchen:

Just as a note, the term "rigpa" is the most important word in Dzogchen. It means our pure awareness that is already present, awake and perfect without any need to construct it or free it of imagined defects.  The following texts point this rigpa awareness out to us directly and succinctly.

Dzogchen Teaching Retreats:

Dzogchen Ati Yoga

The Great Perfection Teachings

Our purpose is to present the Dzogchen teachings in a completely generic and culture-neutral context.  I believe Dzogchen is for everyone to study, learn and practice without regard to religious or traditional restrictions. 

Retreat Schedule for 2019

Dzogchen Retreat in Maple City, Michigan, March 7-10, 2019

Dzogchen Retreat in Idyllwild,California, March 12-15, 2019

Dzogchen Retreat in South Africa, May 16-19, 2019

For further information regarding retreat details please email:

The retreats will focus on revealing our already "enlightened mind" directly in experience and thereby allowing the possibility that all personal suffering, along with the endless cycles of goal oriented meditation practices can be both finally brought to an end. The methodology is the "sudden enlightenment" approach as transmitted in Zen and Tibetan Dzogchen.

I will also be teaching two other very powerful Dzogchen practices known as "thogal" and "yang ti"; both of which bring about very profound insights and realizations.

It is recommended that all attending will have read my book before the retreat:
"The Natural Bliss of Being".

All are welcome and no prior history of Buddhism, Dzogchen or meditation are necessary.

If interested please let me know.
We are planning on allowing only a maximum of 20 participants so that I have ample time to meet with everyone privately and to assure the teachings successful transmission and optimum results for all.

Jackson Peterson

South Africa  June, 2018

Scotland  February, 2018

Poland May 11-May 14, 2017

California Retreat  Dec. 2017

Ireland with Paul Hedderman April, 2017

Ojai, California  October 27-30  2016

Costa Rica  February, 2015

Netherlands  March, 2015

London  May 7-10, 2015

Mexico  September 10-13, 2015

Hawaii  October 14-18, 2015

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