The Dzogchen Sangha of Pittsburgh was established in
2000 by students of Lama Surya Das, a Lineage Holder of the Dzogchen
Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the Rimé (non-sectarian) tradition. The
Sangha meets in Oakland on Saturday afternoons for conversation and
Dzogchen practice according to the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and
We are an informal community, and we welcome meditators
of all levels of experience. We are happy to discuss questions you have
about meditation practices. We practice Dzogchen meditation, which is
sometimes known as natural meditation or non-meditation; this is the
practice of being present, moment to moment, without effort or
We are currently (as of May 2015)
practicing on the second floor of Friends Meeting House,
located at 4836 Ellsworth Ave in Oakland. We may be changing this in
the near future; please check our newsletter
page for updates.
We usually meet from 3:30 to
5:30 on Saturdays.
If we have to cancel a sitting for any reason, we will post a notice on
our Facebook page. Please check Facebook for weekly updates and news.