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 (SMS) 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 good Dzogchen practitioners that are able to reach a real personal knowledge based on concrete experience. The SMS Training includes the complete teachings of Garab Dorje and the related instructions to deepen the knowledge of Semde, Longde and Upadesha through study and practice but includes also the essential theory and practice of Sutra and Tantra.

The Santi Maha Sangha Training is very important to guarantee the continuity of the Dzogchen knowledge and teaching: taking this commitment means pursuing our own benefit and the benefit of all sentient beings.

To know more: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu about SMS: Rinpoche-on-SMS-ENG-2008



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One Response to “Santi Maha Sangha”

  1. Gabriella Schneider

    Dear Libor,
    please change on the page 2 of the SMS Karma Yoga Form the dark blue background by “Type of Work” and “Date or Period”, because on this dark blue background no writing can be seen. If you print the page you will see the problem 🙂 Kind regards, Gabriella


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