This retreat is open to the public and will take place from January 1 through January 8, 2012. It features both natural meditation and Dzogchen meditation. We invite you to join Lama Surya Das, a renowned American Lama and Lineage Holder, for a week of awakening to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness. Lama Surya will be available throughout the retreat during lively question and answer sessions, as well as through private interview. Each day we will eat delicious vegetarian food, enliven our bodies with Tibetan energy yoga, listen to the teachings of the Great Perfection, sit in natural meditation, chant, relax, take walks, breathe, be silent, ask questions, find answers, rest, and awaken.