Dzog Blog

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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.

1605, 2018

Mandarava Tsalung Retreat at Lekdanling by Francis Deas

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

704, 2018

Scott Diamond of the International Gakyil writes

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

204, 2018

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

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 [...]