Dear Global Vajra Family,
Greetings from the International Gakyil!
As 2022 comes to a close, we kindly ask that you renew your 2022 membership if you have not already done so, and reaffirm your commitment to the Community by renewing your membership in 2023. Membership is one of the most important ways we demonstrate our commitment to the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and to supporting the programs and infrastructure of the International Dzogchen Community, its Gars and Lings, and Sangha. It is how we support Rinpoche’s vision for the Community and ensure his legacy.
It is easier than ever to check and renew your membership. You can do so online through your personal profile at dzogchen.net/profile/membership, or contact your local Gakyil for assistance.
Furthermore, the International Gakyil is aware that many members are encountering financial difficulties that affect their ability to renew their membership. Therefore we would like to inform you that:
- Members with financial issues or serious health problems can ask their local Gakyil to financially support their membership fee directly (through a local fund if established) or by looking for one or more donors (inside the local Community) or by asking the IG for global sponsorship assistance. This membership will be considered a Local Ordinary Membership;
- The International Gakyil along with the Merigar East and Kunsangar South Gakyils agreed to provide special conditions to the Ukrainians members by allowing them to maintain their 2022 full membership status even if they are unable to pay or are only able to pay a nominal fee. This special condition will be extended through 2023.
Please consider the deep significance of membership. We thank you for being an active IDC member and for demonstrating your continued interest, support, and commitment by renewing your 2023 membership and also by paying for previous membership years – specifically 2020, 2021 and 2022 – as needed.
Do not hesitate to contact us or your local Gakyil for clarification and support!
Wishing you happy and safe holidays,
The International Gakyil