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.
There were a lot of minor tasks at Kunselling this time but because we now pay to have the grass mown regularly this has let us focus our time on essential maintenance. The biggest task was building a base for the new garden shed and then assembling the shed [...]
Please could all members of our Community read this crucial paragraph from Rose Lewis' blog on Health and Safety at Kunselling? We all need to be aware of this as it is a new unforeseen consequence of the Health and Safety policies which we now have no choice but [...]
Health and Safety hits Kunselling The Community received quite a shock back in February of this year when we had a visit from Powys Health and Safety during the karma yoga retreat. We knew they were coming, as it was a new requirement of our insurers, and we frantically [...]
I recently returned from a Yantra Yoga retreat with John Renshaw at Kunselling retreat house, which is nestled between the Black mountains and the Brecon Beacons in the Welsh countryside. It was a five day retreat and for several of those days we were graced with some beautiful weather. [...]
We recently completed a group practice retreat of the Dakini Mandarava and the Vajra Dance at Kunselling. About a dozen practitioners participated at various times and we were blessed with superb weather – hot sun and clear blue skies which are ideal for practising sky gazing and the Tsogthig [...]
The pink and white cherry blossom of Hackney blessed my first, but long overdue, visit to Lekdanling for the May bank holiday Mandarava Tsalung teachings. Transport challenges notwithstanding, 27 of us gathered in the lovely multifunction practice room on Friday evening, for the start of the intensive teaching. People [...]