Scott Diamond of the International Gakyil writes

This is a brief outline of the relationship of the UK Dzogchen Community’s Gakyil with the International Gakyil of the International Dzogchen Community. The International Gakyil is intended to support and encourage the activities of local Gakyils that take responsibility for the International Dzogchen Community. Providing oversight and connection between the many Lings and [...]

By | 2018-04-07T09:49:07+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alexander Studholme reviews “The Spiritual Odyssey of Freda Bedi” by Naomi Levine

Norma Levine has continually mined the experience of her own life in the dharma to become one of our foremost chroniclers and interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism’s entry into the modern world. Like many of the Americans and Europeans drawn irrevocably into the orbit of the Tibetan lamas, the turning point in her life appears [...]

By | 2018-04-02T15:42:22+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Winter Karma Yoga at Kunselling by Penny Stirling

Penny manifesting as a Karma Yogini Winter karma yoga was a real pleasure to attend. A group of enthusiastic and talented yogis turned up on Sunday evening, all ready for action and Rowan, Stephie and Rose were there already and had prepared a delicious venison stew. Rowan decorated the shrine room, with Cindy helping. [...]

By | 2018-03-04T19:29:32+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro,(1893-1959)  was the last of the great masters to live almost his entire lifetime in Tibet where his extraordinary activity could flourish unimpeded by Modern Times. This account of his life propels us into Planet Tibet: the good, the bad and the inconceivable. He was so humble he travelled like [...]

By | 2018-02-19T21:44:10+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu – Moscow 1994

Recently Lenka Tchernobay kindly shared these pictures from the Moscow retreat led by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1994. Although the prints are in black and white and not as sharp as we are used to today with modern technology, they capture the inspired atmosphere as Chögyal Namkhai Norbu led his students in the Dance [...]

By | 2018-01-30T21:22:00+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

James Low’s recent teachings at Lekdanling

On the weekend of the 20-21st Jan, James Low gave a teaching at our London centre, Lekdanling. The weekend was preceded by an SSIUK lecture on the same topic, 'Who am I? Buddhist approaches to the mystery of me being me’.   As usual, James led an exploration of the central themes of Buddhism followed [...]

By | 2018-01-30T21:15:35+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments