In spirit of service to Master and Community, and in collaboration with all members of the Sangha, we endeavour to bring into practice Rinpoche's vision for the organisation of the International Dzogchen Community.

Santi Maha Sangha

  The Santi Maha Sangha Training is a study and practice course in nine levels that was started by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1993. In the ancient Oddiyana language Santi Maha Sangha means Dzogchen Community. Its goal is to train …

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The Welcome Card – open message to Gakyils of Gars and Lings

(originally posted Oct 2014) Rinpoche has wanted from the beginning to have a system which allows time for individuals to settle into their relationship with the Teacher and the Teachings and become really sure of the nature of their commitment …

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IDC Statute and important documents

Dear all members of the Dzogchen Community, and in particular for the Gakyils of the Gars and Lings, Here you can download the Statute of the IDC, the membership regulations, the code of use for the IDC Logo., as well …

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Gakyil procedures for Courses with the four International Teachers

Explanation for Gakyils of Gars and Lings on funding arrangements for the 4 International Teachers.   As Rinpoche has explained many times, he has given responsibility for training and supervising new instructors for Vajra Dance and Yantra Yoga, and for …

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IDC AGM presentation

Here you can download the IG report given at the recent AGM at Dzamling Gar. This information will also shortly be posted in the Mirror on dzogchen.net. Any member wishing to have the financial report, please contact the IDC secretary …

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Frequently Asked Questions About the International Dzogchen Community

  About the International Dzogchen Community (IDC)   ​What is the IDC?   According to the IDC Statute, the International Dzogchen Community is an international non-for profit organization that brings together people who are committed to study and practice the …

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Update on retreat organisation

Dear Vajra family, As many of you may already know, our Master recently sent out a description of a way for organising teaching retreats, according to the principle of generosity. It is something he wrote some time ago, but only …

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The Virtues of Generosity and Donors

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s oral message at the end of the Longsal Longchen Nyer-nga’I Man-ngag Teaching Retreat at Merigar West, April 30, 2014 This is the end of this retreat and I want to say thank you very much to those who …

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International Gakyil changes

Following the recent International Gakyil Annual Planning Meeting, Rinpoche has approved the change to a 6-person International Gakyil.   Ricardo Kogel has stepped down from the International Yellow Gakyil. Many thanks to him for his ongoing commitment to Rinpoche, for …

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1st meeting of the ICC

Thursday, April 3rd, was the day of the first meeting of the International Coordination Commitee (ICC), the assembly, which represents the main forum for coordination and dialog between representatives of all Gars, Lings and other institutions and groups belonging to the …

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