The Dzogchen Community UK’s Blog is your space.
All kinds of contributions are welcome! Please write about your experiences; your life as a practitioner, your retreat; in a cave, at Merigar, Dzamlingar, Lekdanling or Kunselling; in China, Mexico, India or Tibet or even Surbiton or Penge. Anywhere members of the Community are pursuing your spiritual aims.
We know what an amazingly talented bunch of creative people we have in our Sangha, so please send us your poems, recipes or photographs, even sound or video clips, if that’s your medium.
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 most peoples’ attention I am sure.
- 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 Barry Patterson.
Please send your ideas articles and questions to Barry.
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 [...]
Greetings everyone, I am Barry Patterson the new moderator of the Dzog Blog & new Blue Gakyil member. First of all, what a great channel & source for inspiration, news & ideas this blog has become under the guidance & moderation of Jane Weston. She has worked hard & has put a lot of time & love into making this place such a special outlet, nay, meeting place for the many voices which may be heard in our community. Many thanks & much praise to her for a great job, well done. I hope that I will be a worthy successor.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]