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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
How do I write about my experience as a new member of the Santi Maha Sangha when I am still only a newish member of the wider Dzogchen Community? I had thought that perhaps joining the Santi Maha Sangha training might be too advanced for me or that it [...]
These photographs were taken the day after the month long retreat of the Dakini Mandarava ended. Nina Robinson led this recently at Tsegyelgar West in Baja California, Mexico
Auspicious signs in Britain come in the form of unexpectedly low priced train tickets, and catching the last available place on the course. My journey to Wales was under a veil of mist and cloud, after three trains and a bus. Finally I arrived in Erwood and headed to [...]
The new year began with a session of Karma Yoga leading up to Losar in February. It is traditional to clean and clear out before Losar, and this year the week before Losar coincided with half term. We had two gorgeous teenage dakinis present and many of the Kunselling [...]