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: in a cave? At Merigar, Dzamlingar, Lekdanling or Kunselling; in China, Mexico, India, Tibet or British suburbia. Anywhere members of the Community are pursuing our 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]