Merigar West Weekly Program 8-14 August 2022

Photo by Marija Desal

Monday morning at 10:00 there will be the last session of the Zer nga retreat. On Friday there will be a Full moon Ganapuja with authentication of Namkhà, in the Gönpa. On Friday at 5:00 pm the Seminar on Meditation, Yantra Yoga, Dance of the Vajra and Khaita Joyful Dances begins.
On Monday 15th August there will be the Ferragosto lunch at the Yellow House at Merigar at 1pm. Merigar will prepare a simple meal and everyone is invited to bring some food or drinks.
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 8 August
8:30 – 9:30, guided practice of Yantra Yoga (Gönpa)
8:30 – 9:30, guided practice of the Vajra Dance, in the Mandala Room
10:00 – 12:00 Sangha Retreat – Viewing of the Teachings of the Master and practice led by teachers of the SMS, on the Zer nga, in Gönpa and in closed webcast
19:30 Vajra dance (outdoor platform)

Tuesday 9 August
19:30 Vajra dance (outdoor platform)

Wednesday 10 August
18:30 Chöd Practice (Mandala Room)
19:30 Vajra dance (outdoor platform)

Thursday 11 August
19:30 Vajra dance on the outdoor platform

Friday 12 August
10:30 Welcome to Merigar
12:00 Full Moon Ganapuja, with Namkhà authentication (Gönpa)
17:00 – 19:00 Meditation Seminar, Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance and Khaita Joyful Dances (Gönpa)
19:15 Khaita (Gönpa)

Saturday 13 August
8:30 Sang and Serkyem, in front of the Gönpa
10:00 – 12:30 and 16:00 – 18:15, Meditation Seminar, Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance and Khaita Joyful Dances (Gönpa)
18:15 Khaita (Gönpa)
19:30 Vajra dance (outdoor platform)

Sunday 14 August
8:30 Practice of Yantra (Gönpa)
10:00 – 12:15 and 15:15 – 17:30, Meditation Seminar, Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance and Khaita Joyful Dances (Gönpa)
19:30 Vajra Dance Practice (outdoor platform)

We also remind you that the practice of Thun with the invocations to the Guardians, in support of the populations affected by the war, continues, organized by a group of practitioners from Kharkiv every day at 19:00 Italian time. The link to participate is:

Upon invitation of the Municipality of Arcidosso, in the months of July and August we organize weekly appointments on Sunday for experiencing Yantra Yoga (17-18) in the garden in via Tibet and Joyful Khaita Dances (18-19) led by instructors of the Dzogchen Community of Merigar, location will be decided, Piazza Indipendenza in Arcidosso (GR).


  • Yantra Yoga Advanced Level – Monday, 16.30;
  • Yantra Yoga Open Level – Wednesday, 17.30; 
  • Yoga on a Chair – Thursday, 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 , 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


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