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 | 2018-02-18T08:30:31+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

Mandarava in Baja – the End

I hope my descriptions of Tsegyalgar West have conveyed the strong connection I made with the place and people of this Gar in the far West. I hope to inspire others to make the long journey to Baja California to visit and take advantage of the unique opportunities the Land of the Supreme Peak [...]

By | 2017-12-31T11:50:23+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Harmonious Breathing Course by Ewa Michalec

“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.”   Sanskrit proverb   Marco Baseggio led a workshop on Harmonious Breathing at the London Centre of the UK Dzogchen Community, Lekdanling. Marco has been studying and teaching Yantra Yoga for more than 20 years and is also a qualified [...]

By | 2017-12-19T09:03:20+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on Relationship with the IDC

At our Annual General Meeting this year in early November there was an enquiry as to the details of the UK Dzogchen Community's relationship with the International Gakyil of the Dzogchen Community. As a Member of the Blue Gakyil and therefore leading on communication, I set about researching what is the up-to-date situation. Several [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:58:57+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Mandarava in Baja – Part Three

At Tsegyalgar West, apart from my usual schedule, or rather my unusual non-schedule, there were some meditational highlights that took place in special places on the land. The first of these was the look-out rock which is situated directly above the Gonpa of the Gar. You can climb up to this to do silent [...]

By | 2017-12-22T12:25:49+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mandarava in Baja – Part Two

Driving up the rutted approach track to the Gar, looking across a ravine, you can make out many small casitas scattered through the greenery.   The casitas are a few yards apart and consist of one large room. One side is a glass wall and sliding doors open onto a big balcony. The [...]

By | 2017-12-18T21:36:50+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments