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.

Enrico Dell’Angelo passed away

Dear Vajra brothers and sisters, our dear gakyil colleague, very good friend, long time practitioner, dedicated student of Rinpoche and also President of the IDC has unexpectedly passed away. This is a big loss not only for us, members of …

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Membership Management workshop, Merigar West, July 2016

The planned Membership Management workshop lasted about 3 hours and was held by Roberto Zamparo (Yellow IG) during the July’s retreat in Merigar West. It was intended for all Yellow Gakyils and Membership Coordinators.   The aim of the Membership Management workshop was how …

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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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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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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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Webcast

Best wishes for 2014! You may have already heard that from Jan 1st 2014, responsibility for the Dzogchen Community webcast has passed from the Shang Shung Institute to the International Dzogchen Community. Many thanks for your generous donations to support …

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Transition of services from SSI to the IDC

As part of the reorganisation of the Dzogchen Community and of Shang Shung Institute, it has been the intention to pass over responsibility for services relating to the IDC so that Shang Shung Institute is free to focus on its …

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A Call for Volunteers to Serve on the Management Systems Committee

Dear Vajra Sisters and Brothers, worldwide: We are currently in the process of building the International Dzogchen Community (IDC) organization according to Rinpoche’s vision of a Global Mandala. For this reason, the International Gakyil is seeking six highly-qualified individuals to serve …

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