FROM MERIGAR WEST AND DZAMLING GAR
November 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 (GMT+1)
Monday, 23 November
18:00 Practice of Tara
Tuesday, 24th November
17:00 Ganapuja (Day of Guru Padmasambhava)
Wednesday, 25th November
18:00 Practice of Tara
Thursday, 26th November
17:00 Practice of Khaita Joyful Dances
Saturday, 28th November
18:00 Practice of Tara
Sunday, 29th November
10:00 Tara practice and Vajra dance at 12A
To support activities in Dzamling Gar, you can make an offering following this link
Further reading materials for studying the topics of relative and absolute bodhicitta:
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: The Precious Vase (ebook)
Patrul Rinpoche: The Brightly Shining Sun (A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditating on the Bodhicaryāvatāra)
Patrul Rinpoche: Clarifying the Two Truths (An Instruction on the View of the Mahāyāna)
All together in the same state.
All together purifying our Samaya.
All together keeping the Precious TeachingsTeachings in our heart.
Please contact your local Gar or Ling to renew your membership for the current year!
It’s easy to mistake official membership in The International Dzogchen Community as something separate from the View, Meditation, and Behavior of a Spiritual Teaching like Dzogchen itself; after all, many students are attracted to Rinpoche because he offers something so direct and close to the essence, free from the limitations of conventional institutions that often seem to dilute people’s access to The Dharma in so many societies around the world. Seeing Membership as this “thing” apart from what our Teacher transmits makes it appear like an unnecessary formal obligation, a burden imposed by just another bureaucracy going in the opposite direction of what the Teaching is all about, right?
Actually, wrong. The Membership is actually a fully integrated part of the View, Meditation, and Behavior of what Rinpoche has dedicated his life to upholding in the best way possible. Seeing ourselves as an interdependent part of the greater whole, our Sangha, is a perfect manifestation of that reality. Membership is our personal contribution—participating with our body, speech, and mind—to the continuation of the Teaching. It's not a number, or a passport, or a card, that lets us do stuff like Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance, Khaita or other courses, or Retreats with Rinpoche (of course many of those are now offered on the donation basis of Generosity). It’s how we support Rinpoche’s vision for the world he has created, and how we become active participants and co-creators building that world. Do we want that world to continue to thrive and grow, develop and support itself into the future? Membership is an expression of that aspiration. Everybody everywhere is conditioned by their own situation, and prefers to do different secondary practices at different times, but the practice of Guru Yoga is truly what we all share all the time. Similarly, everybody contributes to The Community in their own unique ways, big and small, in whatever works for them in their own circumstances, but Membership is what we can all do to uphold what Rinpoche has given to our lives. And allow others to receive that benefit. Never forcing.
Renewing and maintaining our Membership is a function of our correct understanding of The View, Meditation, and Behavior of Rinpoche’s Teaching. We are individual students who make up The Sangha of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and this is a concrete expression our knowledge and our commitment.
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With love Yours
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