We held two Vajra Dance events in Kunselling this summer. Both were well attended. For the first one, a Deepening Course of the Song of the Vajra in July and e returned to Kunselling in August for the Annual Vajra Dance Retreat Week.
There are a number of methods & platforms which the Dzogchen Community UK uses for communication, co-ordination & socialising on the net. It can seem complicated & it might seem that there is unnecessary duplication, but since I have been in this role I have realised that this is a strength; our sangha members [...]
The last global mantra chain, just over a week ago at the time of writing, was a mantra chain of Guru Dragphur.
Dear Vajra Family, I am finding this so hard to write, but I decided that it was very important to me to do it. So I have decided to follow the advice I have sometimes given others: just blurt it out, there's no right way to say it. So here goes…. I have got a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]