In the first days of February 2017, Migmar Tsering, Tibetan artist and craftsman resident at Merigar West in Italy, was invited to Dzamling Gar in Tenerife to decorate the six houses of the Gars with six of the eight auspicious symbols over each of the main entrances.
Assisted by several artists at the global gar, Migmar painted the following symbols:
The Tashigar House – the Wish-Fulfilling Vase
The Namgyalgar House – the White Conch Shell
The Samtengar House – the Endless Knot
The Kunsangar House – the Lotus Flower
The Merigar House – the Precious Parasol
The Tsegyalgar House – the Golden Fishes.
Previously, the Houses could be identified by their position and the individual flowerlike shades they are painted. Now each building has its own symbol and name, another addition to the embellishment of this wonderful Gar at the center of the International Dzogchen Community mandala.
All photos by Paolo Fassoli
Dzamling Gar is a large development in the south of the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is to become the global ‘hub’ (Gar) of all activities and administration of the International Dzogchen Community worldwide, under the guidance of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Currently we hold many courses and events in the ‘Big White Tent’ that you will see from the street when you arrive.
The Dzogchen Community iself is a worldwide community of students of the Dzogchen teachings under the guidance of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.