In this retreat we will review the main points of the Chöd practice and we will practice to develop this meditation with the different elements that it integrates, such as the Damaru and the bell (it is also possible to practice it without instruments, if you do not have them).


Please, note this activity is restricted to people who have received Transmission and the Lung transmission of this practice from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.


Steven Landsberg

In 1967 at the age of 19 Steven left the United States for India to pursue studies in the music and spiritual traditions of India and Sanskrit language. Through a series of fortunate circumstances, he was able to meet the 16th Karmapa in Sarnath and travel to Darjeeling in the north eastern part of India. It was there that he met Kangyur Rinpoche and Tulku Pema Wangyal and with their encouragement he started to do the preliminary practises associated with the nondro, learn the basics of Tibetan language and translate some sadhana practices. He remained in India for about ten years doing practise and developing his knowledge of Indian music.

It was not until the summer of 1982 that he met Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche at the the summer retreat held at Oz in northern California. From that time he has maintained contact with Rinpoche and the Dzogchen Community. In 2007 he moved to Margarita and served for five years on the gakyil at Tashigar Norte and assisted with the editing of several Longsal texts.

He is a fourth level Santi Maha Sangha student and an SMS base level instructor and currently serves as the president of the international gakyil of the Dzogchen Community. For the last 10 years he has traveled in South America, the United States, and Europe giving courses on various aspects of Santi Maha Sangha, with particular emphasis on Chod and the Guruyoga

Steven performed many music concerts in India and the United States on both the sitar and surbahar. He produced two of his own CDs: “Windows to the Heart”and “Night and Beyond” and continues to this day to play both instruments. Read More


Friday, October 25th:
16:00h Arrival
18:00h Medium Tun
19:00h -20:00h Short review and Chöd Tun
20:30h Dinner
22:00h Vajra Dance Tun

Saturday, October 26th:
8:00h Yantra yoga
9:00h Breakfast
10:15h – 12:15h Semdzin and Chöd Tun 

13:30h Lunch
16:00 – 17:00h Chöd Tun


17:30 – 18:30h Chöd Tun


19:00 – 20:00h Chöd Tun  
20:30h Dinner
21:45h Vajra Dance Tun

Sunday, October 27th:
8:00h Yantra yoga
9:00h Breakfast
10:15h – 12:15h Semdzin and Chöd Tun

13:30h Lunch
15:30 – 16:30h Chöd Ganapuja


Terms & Conditions



  • Cost of the retreat for non-members: 75 euros

  • Cost of the retreat for members (-20%): 60 euros

Accommodation and meals: 

  • Cost of the accommodation in bunk beds + meals: 90€*

  • Cost of the accommodation in a double bed room + meals: 110€*

(*) Price per person. It includes accommodation since 25/10/2019 at 16:00h until 27/10 at 16:30h + all meals. It includes herbal teas, snacks and fruits.



  1. Please, transfer 75€ or 60€ (if you are a member of the Dzogchen Community) to:
    La Caixa
    ES14 2100-0835-10-0200622470
    Reference: “Retiro Chod” + your name
    (cancellations without prior notice will not be reimbursed)
    Accommodation and meals will be paid on site.


  1. And fill in this form

Limited Seats. Registration will be on first come-first serve basis.