This is the home of the Dzogchen Community UK’s Blog: This is your space. If you, the membership of the Dzogchen Community, do not write anything, we will all be staring at a blank page which may be good for emptiness practice but not good for communicating with each other on the relative level
So come on everyone – lets dig deep and write about our experiences – on retreat, in a cave, in a bus, at Merigar, at Dzamlingar, at Lekdanling and Kunselling, in China, in Mexico, in India or Tibet or even Surbiton, Penge, Foggy Bottom, Wolverhampton or Wick. Anywhere members of the Community are pursuing their spiritual aims.
We could have poems, recipes or photographs, or a short extract from that amazing autobiographical expose you are writing about your inner adventures as a young practitioner in your Dad’s garden shed back in the ‘60s …
The brief is simple:
- Your writing must relate, however tenuously, to practice in the Dzogchen Community under the guidance of our Precious Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
- It cannot be too short. It must not be too long – over a 1000 words has to be very special to hold the attention of a Millennial, I am told.
- With compassion and wisdom as the bottom line, you can be as serious or as funny as you like.
This will be the main publishing outlet for the Community in the future and the Gakyil are anxious that everyone should have access to it. We will be contacting the handful of people without email addresses to offer them a printed extract of the Best of the Blog on an annual basis. If you know of any member in this position please alert us.
The Dzog Blog is moderated by Jane Weston.
Please send your ideas articles and questions to Jane.
Some months ago I received an email from my boss - as some of you know I work for a UK based fundraising consultancy firm – saying “Elena, we’ve got a charity evening in our house in September, it’s for a local church, why don’t you come and do [...]
Saturday 23rd September 2017:- Rinpoche and Rosa arrived in Dzamlingar on Saturday around 2.30pm and he was greeted by many people. As his journey started very early in the morning Rinpoche and Rosa quickly ascended to their apartment which was completely overhauled and renewed for them. The Dzamlingar sangha [...]
Wednesday 20th September: Preparation for Rinpoche’s arrival in Dzamlingar on Saturday We are tangibly buzzing in Dzamlingar. Excited about Rinpoche’s imminent arrival on Saturday afternoon we are activated and getting very busy. The Cafeteria is being cleaned and upgraded. A host of second hand chairs have arrived as a [...]
England, India, Burma, Sikkim & Beyond by Norma Levine published by Shang Shung Publications September-October excerpt: A Conscious Death I met Freda Bedi not in her life but in her death. From the little I knew, I imagined her an English memsahib, a vestige of the British raj, a [...]
During August 2017 Vajra dancers of the UK gathered as usual to spend a week together practising the well known 3 dances of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's Longsal terma. These dances, as most of us are familiar, are practised on a circular geometric mandala with 6 male (Pawos) and 6 [...]
This is an article explaining how much we need your help as members of the Dzogchen Community UK to ensure the continuity of our Master's vision. It is a very personal take on the state of the Gakyil and does not reflect in any way a collective view. [...]