To be announced


Jigme Lingpa's Severance (cho): Deep Wisdom
September 13, 2019 7:00pm - September 15, 2019 1:00pm

Location to be announced

Available live and via broadcast


The word Cho means to cut or sever.  In this vital and uniquely Tibetan practice, we seek direct encounters with wisdom.  In particular, we cut through our worst fears and obstructions and dissolve them into wisdom.

We sing, we drum, we raise wisdom energy in ourselves and each other.

Ad.zom Rinpoche has given us his framework for empowering Jigme Lingpa's words, and he emphasized the power to Cho to deepen our realization at this time in Dzogchen Cycles.


Friday, September 13, 2019

7:00-9:00 pm teachings
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:15 am Ngondro practice
10:00 am - 1:00 pm teachings
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm teachings
(TBA possible evening session 7:00-8:30pm)
Sunday, September 15, 2019
9:15 am Ngondro practice
10:00 am - 1:00 pm teachings




Chod Drums are available for the Severance Retreat. Our best recommendation for price and quality, Chod drums from our close sangha friends at They have kindly offered to donate 10% of sales to Daw Mountain.  In the "NOTES" section to your order, please type "Dawn Mountain".  The price for the Chod drum is 4110.  Please order no later than September 1st to receive your drum in time for the retreat. If you have any questions, feel free to email them at 

Fee: $425/$350/$275*

Please indicate whether you will be attending live or via broadcast

*Dawn Mountain charges for most retreats and programs on a sliding scale, recognizing the wide variation in individuals' fiscal capabilities. Those with greater ability are encouraged to participate at the higher levels, helping to support and extend Dawn Mountain's teachings.  As always, no one turned away due to lack of funds.  Call Jerri at 713-630-0354 to discuss your personal situation.