Dzog Blog

Dzog Blog 2017-09-23T20:44:53+00:00

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:

  1. Your writing must relate, however tenuously, to practice in the Dzogchen Community under the guidance of our Precious Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

1602, 2018

The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 [...]

3001, 2018

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu – Moscow 1994

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

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 [...]

2401, 2018

James Low’s recent teachings at Lekdanling

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

2312, 2017

Mandarava in Baja – the End

By | December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

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 [...]