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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here at Dzamling Gar we have had a bookshop for a while now and it has undergone a few changes and developments in the recent months. I am introducing Alessandra Policreti who has been managing and running the bookshop since about two years. She says that up until June [...]
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 [...]
John Renshaw led a Kumbhaka course at Lekdanling on the weekend of the 6th and 7th of January 2018. So soon after the New Year festivities, I was unsure how many people would be in the mood for some intensive practice but, to my surprise, the course was well [...]
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 [...]