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.

Mark Farrington

IDC Yellow Gakyil and Vice-president

Rinpoche’s student since 1991

Professional background in International Finance and Politics.  21 Years as a Fund Manager, working in New York, Japan, Singapore, Sydney and London
Member of Merigar since 2003.  Previously member of Namgyalgar and Tsegyalgar since 1996, and Lot Owner at Tashigar Norte since 2002.

Resides in London with wife Ekaterina and daughter Moe Andrea.


Roberto Zamparo

IDC Yellow Gakyil

Graduated in electronic engineer, master in Business Administration in Italy.

Main experience in Business planning and control as a manager for 30 years.
Joined Rinpoche in 2003. Started helping Merigar West Gakyil on Membership in 2008 and then also on other economic topics.

Auditor of Merigar West since Jan. 2013.


Scott Townell

IDC Red Gakyil

Student since 2001. First met Rinpoche in Philadelphia in 2002. Member, IDC and Tsegyalgar East.

Originally from the Philadelphia area. Traveled or worked in 25 countries. Former professional musician. Holds BA, MS, and Executive MBA degrees.

Career: 28 years’ experience in management consulting, technology, and general management for global companies. He currently owns a consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, growth strategies, and optimization for middle-market companies and mid-sized not-for-profits.

Member, board-of-directors of an arts organization and board committees of a social-service organization. Resides in New York City.


Monika Walczak

IDC Red Gakyil

Rinpoche’s  student since 2005. SMS Base exam passed in 2011. Khaita Instructor Exam passed in 2016. Member of Namdagling in Warsaw (Merigar East).

Master Degree in Economics, specialization Human Resources Management. Working as bussiness trainer, coach and consultant in the fields of project management,  emotional intelligence, team building, leadership, work-life balance.

Loves people, dance and Italian cuisine. Personally happy mother of wonderful son Szymon.


Libor Malý

IDC Blue Gakyil

Met Rinpoche in 2002 in Prague, currently studying SMS 2nd level.

Studied computer science, worked as a programmer, marketing manager, headhunter and for 16 years as an on-line recruitment business owner. After selling his business he is active in philanthropy and his global gift/generosity NGO startup

Resides in Prague.


Scott Diamond

IDC Blue Gakyil

Scott Diamond met Rinpoche in California in 2000. He has collaborated with many Lings and Gars of The International Dzogchen Community and enjoys working together with practitioners in support and service of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.           

He brings creative experience in communications, marketing, and branding from his career as a designer and entrepreneur, as well as non-profit work with a variety of Dharma-related projects in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Scott is currently based in Los Angeles.


Fabio Maria Risolo

IDC Blue Gakyil

Graduated at the University of Naples in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters.

He taught in Italian High School  and Universities for 25 years. Headmaster of the Hight School of Arcidosso.

Rinpoche’s student since 1999. Santi Maha Sangha Base Level Instructor since 2004 and SMS First Level Instructor since 2009.