The Mirror, issue 129 September 2015
We are happy to inform you that the September 2015 issue of The Mirror has just been uploaded to melong.com and is available for downloading, viewing offline and printing out.
This time it is more of a ‘Russian’ edition, with an excerpt from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s teaching on Guruyoga from Kunsangar North this summer, our ‘Focus on Kunsangar’, the Russian-speaking Dzogchen Community, with their numerous Lings spread across Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania, and even our ‘Featured Artist’, Nick Dudka, a native Russian speaker.
For those interested in travel and adventure combined with Buddhist culture, Jamyang Oliphant takes us on his fascinating travels through Ladakh on behalf of Shang Shung UK’s Insight Tours this summer and then accompanies Rinpoche on his second teaching trip to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, early in September during which he gave teachings in Paro to more than a thousand students and also inaugurated the first Bhutanese Ling in Thimpu.
A new section called ‘Traveling the World’ illustrates the many places around the globe that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has recently visited and where he has given teachings.
Our editorial for this issue, ‘Working with Others – Finding Balance’ was kindly written by Elio Guarisco.
The section devoted to the Shang Shung Foundation presents some important developments for the IDC concerning Khaita Dances, a detailed description of the unique Zikhang Tibetan Library at Merigar West, as well as an account of celebrating the 10th anniversary of Shang Shung Institute’s School of Tibetan Medicine in the USA, directed by Dr. (Menpa) Phuntsog Wangmo.
Giovanni Boni, the Dzamling Gar project’s engineer gives a detailed report on how work is progressing at the Global Gar in Tenerife, Spain, and the first Cinerarium in the International Dzogchen Community is inaugurated at Merigar West in August.
In addition, this issue presents three book reviews including Shang Shung Publications’ recent two-volume ‘The Dance of the Vajra’ and ‘Secret Map of the Body’, and two articles – ‘The Long and Enduring Road Home – Revisiting The Precious Vase’ by Jacqueline Gens and Emmanuel Jouan’s ‘Working with Injuries and Physical Challenges in Yantra Yoga’.
We hope you enjoy the issue!
The Mirror Staff