Merigar West Weekly Program 6-12 December 2021


In sending out the weekly program we want to let you know that there is a small time change for December 8th. ‘A small tribute to our Master’ will begin at 9:00, instead of 10:00 as originally planned and will end at 10:00. This will give our practitioners, actors or spectators the opportunity to participate in the costume parade that will take place in Arcidosso.

We want to emphasize how important it is that the whole ‘Sky Festival’ event, organized with a lot of work and commitment, has the greatest possible success and participation as it will be a testimony of Merigar’s presence in the area and of our desire to open up and collaborate more and more with the local community.

This, too, is a way to pay homage to the Master on his birthday and create an opportunity for openness, something that the Master always considered important and to which he dedicated himself with great generosity and foresight.

At 3 pm we will do the practice of Tara in the Gönpa and at 4 pm we will receive a visit from the Cardinal Archbishop of the Diocese of Siena, whom we want to warmly welcome and to whom we will show our beautiful Merigar. While the Green Pass is not necessary for the practice of Tara, those who wish to stay for the visit of the Cardinal must be able to present the Super Green Pass.

We also want to remind you of the practice of Sang and Serkyem in the Gönpa on Tuesday 7 December at 8:30 am. Please bring the text with you.

One last thing, in the remote hypothesis that the weather on December 8 is not good, activities in the village will be moved to the theater and to the Castle of Arcidosso.

Greetings to all and we hope many of you can participate!

ATTENTION. From 6 December the Super Green Pass was introduced in Italy. The situations in which it is necessary are specified in the program, it is however worth remembering that in any case it is necessary to follow general indications on prevention, namely measuring your temperature, hand sanitation, correct use of your mask, and social distancing. Thank you.

Tuesday 7th December
8:30 Practice of Sang and Serkyem (Gönpa)
18:30 Weekly course on the basis of the Santi Maha Sangha in Italian, via zoom

Wednesday 8 December – Birthday of Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
9:00 A small gift for our Maestro – video, music, photos and a teaching in verse “(Gönpa and in webcast) – with Super Green Pass
10:00 Inauguration of the former Palazzo della Cancelleria in Arcidosso and guided tour of the museums, with Super Green Pass
11:30 am, Parade with costumes from various countries of the world, accompanied by the Street Band of Arcidosso, from the Castle of Arcidosso arriving in Via Tibet
12:30, Presentation of traditional clothes from different communities around the world, show by the Street Band and Khaita Joyful Dances (in Via Tibet)
13:00 Traditional Tibetan lunch, with stands, stalls and exhibitions (in Via Tibet)
15:00 Practice of Tara (Gönpa)
16:00 Visit by the Archbishop of Siena – Colle di V.A. – Montalcino, Cardinal Augusto Paolo Lojudice, accompanied by the Mayor of Arcidosso Jacopo Marini to the Dzogchen Community of Merigar, with Super Green Pass
18:00 Yantra Yoga course for beginners (Gönpa, with Green Pass)
19:00 Tibetan street food and Amiatino street food with stands, stalls and exhibitions
20:00 Opera concert by Zeng Zhuo and Qu Shi Mei Mei, Tibetan dance show, concert with Jaka and show by the Circus Garuda of the Czech Republic (in Via Tibet)

Thursday 9 December
15:40 Song of the texts of the Mekhor and the Message from Tibet, and from 16 to 17 Khaita (Sala Mandala, with Super Green Pass)

Saturday 11 December
10:00 – 13:00  and 15:00 – 18:00, Vajra Dance Course for the Benefit of Beings, with Cosimo Di Maggio (Gönpa)
18 :15 Practice of Chöd in Gönpa 

Sunday 12 December
8:30 Yantra Yoga Practice (Mandala Hall, with Green Pass)
10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00 Vajra Dance Course for the Benefit of Beings, with Cosimo Di Maggio (Gönpa)
16:00 – 17:30, Cutting the lungta (Dining room) with Green Pass
18:15 – 19:15 –  Vajra Dance Practice, Pamo and Pawo (Gönpa)

Practice via Zoom
The online practice of Yantra Yoga continues on Sunday at 8.30 am; Yoga on a chair Wednesday 9:00am. The link to participate online is, for the connection you can contact Dina. Respira is on Friday at 09:00 with Natasha here:

Ass. Culturale Comunità Dzogchen – Merigar
Loc. Merigar, 58031 Arcidosso (GR) Italy
Tel. +39 0564 966837 +39 0564 968110






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