Merigar West Weekly Program 26 September-2 October

The program of practices and events planned to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the passing of the Master continues. September 27 will be particularly intense, with practices in the morning and a meeting between the Community Bodies in the afternoon, followed by a multisensory experience offered and organized by a group of Merigar practitioners. The day will end with Ganapuja and the Invocation of the Lamp, to remind us of our samaya with the Master and with our Vajra brothers and sisters.
Saturday 1 October, at the end of the nine days dedicated to the Master and all the Sangha, Library Talks presents Dances and Tales from India in the Gönpa, followed by an Indian dinner prepared by Constance, Fabian and Sangheeta, with the collaboration of a large group of helpers. Places are limited, so reservations should be made. Reservations close on Wednesday September 28.

We would like to remind all those participating in the practice for Ukraine that there will be a change of platform from 28 September. This is the new meet address: https://meet.jit.si/You can use the JITSI mobile app. Conference name: Praticaditunlungo2022. You just have to enter the name of the conference in the appropriate box.
At Merigar we remind you to leave your car in the car park and, if necessary, to park in the former tent area in front of the Gönpa. Thank you.

Monday 26 September
9:30 am, practice of Guruyoga of the white A for the anniversary of the fourth year of the Master’s passing (in the Gönpa and webcast)
11:15 am, Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 Spaces of Samantabhadra, for the fourth year of the Master’s passing (in the Gönpa and webcast)
16:00 opening of the week of practices and events for the anniversary of the fourth year of the Master’s passing (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
16:20 video by Marc Benaria on the 40 years of Merigar (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
16:30 Speech by Tsegyalgar East and Tsegyalgar West (in the Gönpa and webcast)
– presenting the Gar
– video of the Master at the Gar
– Guruyoga of the white A

Tuesday 27 September
8:30 am, Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 Spaces of Samantabhadra, for the fourth year of the Master’s passing (in the Gönpa and webcast)
10:00 practice of Guruyoga of the white A for the anniversary of the fourth year of the Master’s passing (in the Gönpa and webcast)
11:30 am, Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 Spaces of Samantabhadra, for the fourth year of the Master’s passing (in the Gönpa and webcast)
16:00 presentation and opening of the Round Table with the Bodies of the Dzogchen Community (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
18:00 The Mountain of Fire, a presentation of Merigar as it is today (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
18:30 Ganapuja with the Invocation of the Lamp (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)

Wednesday 28 September
10:00 Speech from Namgyalgar
– Presentation of the latest developments of the Gar
– Guruyoga of the white A
– Dance of the Three Vajras
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
16:00 Speech from Tashigar Norte
– Presentation of the Gar
– Presentation of the Community of Merida
– Short practice of Gomadevi
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)

Thursday 29 September
10:00 Speech by Dzamling Gar
– Visit in the Gar, recent developments, people and activities
– Explanation of the Song and Dance of Dzamlinggar by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
– Practices together the Dzamling Gar Song and Dance and Khaita Joyful Dances
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
16:00 Speech from North and South Kunsangar
– A short presentation from a representative from North Kunsangar
– Video of the Gar
– Presentation by a representative from South Kunsangar
– Recent activities in the Gar
– Practice of Ödzer Chenma
Concluding words and announcements
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)

Friday 30 September
10 am, Speech from Merigar East
– Short presentation by a representative of the Gar
– Video of the Master in the Gönpa of Merigar East
– Presentation of the two main projects: Renovation of the Gönpa, and Merigar East Oasis
– Invitation for Karma Yoga and Work Exchange
– Practice of White A Guruyoga
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
4 pm, Speech from Tashigar Sur
– Short presentation by a representative of the Gar
– Retreat videos of the Master in Tashigar Sur
– Video of the Master teaching the Vajra Dance to the Sangha of Tashigar Sur
– Presentation and video of the Vajra Dance
– Video of the Khalongdorjeikhar of the Sangha in Buenos Aires
– Video of the Om A Hum dance of the Sangha of Peru
– Video of the Om A Hum dance of the Sangha from Chile
– Presentation and video of the Shitrò Practice
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)

Saturday 1 October
10:00 Speech from Samtengar
– Video with presentation by a representative of the Gar
– An introduction to the history of Samtengar
– Video of the Master in the Gar
– Various programs and courses including those with international teachers
– Video of the Dance of the Three Vajras
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
10:30, Intervention by Jampalling, Gephelling and Jamyangling
– Program being defined
(in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
11:00 Final greetings from Merigar (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
11:15 Khaita Joyful Dances (in the Gönpa and webcast/zoom)
16:00 Meeting of the Gakyil of Merigar with the Gakyils of the Italian Lings
18:00 Indian Dance Show, in the Gönpa
20:00 Indian Dinner at the Yellow House (for a fee and by reservation)

Sunday 2 October
8:30 Yantra Yoga in Gönpa
10:30 am, Guided tour organized by the ‘La Vettoraia’ Association

We also remind you about the Thun practice with the invocations to the Guardians, in support of the populations affected by the war, organized by a group of practitioners from Kharkiv, is held every day at 19:00 Italian time. From September 28th it will move to a new meet address: https://meet.jit.si/ You can use the JITSI mobile app. Conference name: Praticaditunlungo2022 

Practices via Zoom

  • Yantra Yoga Advanced Level – Monday, 16.30;
  • Yantra Yoga Open Level – Wednesday, 17.30; 
  • Yoga on a Chair – Tuesday, 9.00 am; 
  • Advanced Yantra Yoga (Variations and 7 Lotuses) with Oni Mac Kinstry – Saturday, 9.00 am;
  • Yantra Yoga Medium Level – Sunday, 8.30 am. 

The link to participate online is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4865700590?pwd=TWVTMnlWaG9lWTZGWEkwM2dQWHJqQT09 , for the connection you can contact Dina. 

Ass. Culturale Comunità Dzogchen – Merigar
Loc. Merigar, 58031 Arcidosso (GR) Italy
Tel. +39 0564 966837 +39 0564 968110
Email: office@dzogchen.it

 

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