2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Summer Retreat Europe

19. August 2022 (Friday) – 28. August 2022 (Sunday)

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Summer Retreat Europe under the guidance of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This retreat will be held at a beautiful location in the Austrian countryside. It presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage.

The Summer Retreat will commence on Friday, 19th of August, 5pm and conclude on Sunday, 28th of August, 2pm. These 9 days of teaching and training will include in-depth and direct teachings on the sacred text The Buddha Path, the Buddhist fundamentals, and will include many practices including mantra recitation, reciting sacred text, music making, light offerings, and food offerings. In this Retreat our precious Dharma Teacher especially will focus on the practice of visualization and prostration.

Seating is really limited, so please register early.

About the Teacher

Honorable Sangha Member Markus Amann first met his root teacher, our Holy Vajra Master, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, in 1997 and has taken refuge and other vows numerous times since then. In over 25 last years, Markus has continuously trained in the Buddha Path lineage, attending many retreats around the world, six different Dzogchen Buddha Path Internships in the United States and 1 Internet Teaching and Training Program.

Markus studied philosophy at the University of Vienna, and completed postgraduate studies in practical philosophy, supervisional consulting, mediation, organizational and leadership consulting. He founded a consulting and coaching company in Vienna and St. Pölten which he has directed since 2004. As a Management Supervisor, he specializes in the fields of health care and social service non-profit organizations, as well as for- profit companies and organizations.

Markus is a skillful and heartfelt teacher, constantly engaged in teaching short and long Buddha Path trainings throughout Europe, and in countless ways teaching students and professional clients with a blend of secular (worldly) language and the language of Dharma.

About the lineage

It is extremely precious to study under an authentic master, one whose lineage can be traced all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni. Our precious Vajra Master, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, is a thirty-third generation lineage holder of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig and the Dzogchen Khadro Nyingthig lineages, selected by previous Dzogchen Lineage Masters in Tibet because of his profound knowledge and realization. With more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in the high Tibetan holy mountains, Rinpoche truly embodies the qualities of a realized practitioner and yogi. Also a vibrant and dynamic teacher and scholar, Rinpoche is a lama of the Dzogchen Monastery and professor of the Dzogchen Shri Singha University. He is a published author of numerous books in both Tibetan and English, including The Buddha Path, a practice book that encompasses all of Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha Path is available in English, Chinese, Russian, and German, and is soon to be released in Nepali, Japanese, and Spanish.

Just as great master of the past, Atisha, was revered for always teaching refuge, Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is revered for always training teachers. His heartfelt effort to train knowledgeable, wise and compassionate teachers has reached a critical juncture, and he has authorized authentically trained and certified Dharma Teachers of The Buddha Path to teach under his guidance. Rinpoche has requested that Venerable Bodhi Lama Orgyen Thabkey Dorje (Erik Drew Jung) lead this program.

More about Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

About the Retreat

What to expect at the Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat

“Retreat” means withdrawing your body, speech, and mind away from busy, meaningless, and negative activities, freeing yourself to focus on helping all beings. Away from worldly distractions, you can wholeheartedly train your mind in the Way of True Happiness.


Retreat location

The retreat will take place at our beautiful Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe. The landscape’s peace and tranquility, pure air and water, large and superb forests characterize the area.
When making your travel plans, please plan your schedule so that you arrive at the retreat center before 4 pm on the first day, and depart the retreat center after 4 pm on the last day. 

Retreat pricing

The retreat fees listed below are used to pay for food, supplies, utilities, and maintenance of the facilities.  The fee for this retreat is €540.- per person. For seniors (65 and up), students and unemployed the fee is €420.-.  A deposit of half of the fee will hold your spot on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to request financial support, we encourage you to contact the Retreat Director: sigrid.schmidl.amann@thebuddhapath.org

How to register today

Because space is limited, you are encouraged to register as soon as possibleThe application period will close on the 8th of August 2022. Once you apply, we will contact you to confirm your registration.

Please register here

If you have any questions, please contact the Retreat Director: sigrid.schmidl.amann@thebudhhapath.org

How to make payments

Payment is due in full at the time of acceptance of your application. There will be no refunds after the 8th of August 2022.

After your application, please make your payment and arrange your transportation.


The fee for this retreat is €540.- per person.
If you wish to request financial support, we encourage to contact the Retreat Director.

After registering, the Retreat Director will send further information.