Guruyoga Retreat at Kunselling – Renewing our connection to the Master

To anyone who has followed the Dzogchen Teachings - as transmitted by the late Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, the centrality of Guru Yoga practice will have come across in no uncertain terms. Repeatedly, Rinpoche would emphasise just how important Guru Yoga practice is. As aspiring practitioners, Rinpoche would outline three key capacities for [...]

By |2019-10-31T12:26:01+00:00October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Julian Chase remembers Rinpoche

Magic Circle Feels like it’s time to pull out the notes from my pilgrimage last year to say farewell to our precious Master. Our collective year of mourning and reflection following Rinpoche's passing has now ended: in the random personal reflections offered below I have no wish to intrude upon that nor to speak [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:03:19+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remembering Rinpoche – Unborn yet continuing without interruption – A Poem and aspiration

Although it's not within my experience to speak of even a fraction of the scope of Rinpoche's outer activity, I wrote some words attempting to mimic the style of other supplications and aspirations I've read in the past. I wrote it with the intention of drawing up some inspiration and raising lung-ta for my own [...]

By |2019-09-28T14:18:52+00:00September 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

New Member for the Blue Gakyil UK

Jane Weston is stepping down from the Gakyil at the next AGM and we need someone to replace her on Blue.  The following Job Description outlines what she has been doing for the last three years but of course there is room for flexibility to reflect the skills any new person could bring to [...]

By |2019-07-31T10:40:37+00:00July 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dance of the Song of the Vajra at Kunselling

Our retreat in June was a perfect opportunity to join together as a group to dance the Song of the Vajra and practise the Long Mandarava and Short Mandarava and Mandarava Ganapuja rites.  These photographs give just a flavour of the experience... Nine Breathings AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA EMAKIRIKIRI MASHTAVALIVALI KUTALIMASUMASU [...]

By |2019-07-10T19:57:09+00:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Importance of Santi Maha Sangha

REFRESHING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SANTI MAHA SANGHA   Now that spring has arrived, it feels like a good time to refresh in our minds the importance of theSanti Maha Sangha.  The Santi Maha Sangha training is a programme of study and practice created by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1992. The words: ‘Santi Maha [...]

By |2019-05-23T16:27:49+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A poem by Glen Desmier

This is a poem I wrote about Namkhai Norbu based around three poems of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche; In the expanse of the sky No matter how long the room’s been dark, an hour or a million years, The moment the lamp of awareness is lit, the darkness disappears. In the expanse of the sky, [...]

By |2019-05-17T16:20:26+00:00May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments