Practices and Events of the Dzogchen Community

September 24-October 1

September 27 marks the fourth anniversary of the day on which our Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu left this earthly life and, as already announced, at Merigar we have organized a period dedicated to practices and events of various kinds. From 24 September to 1 October, we will be alternating collective practices, interventions, video clips, a round table with Community organisations, and a presentation by the young people of Merigar.

For those who wish to participate in person it is now possible to register on the Merigar website. You can indicate the days you will be attending and, if necessary, request the Italian translation, which will be available simultaneously and can be listened to via headphones for events other than practices.

You are all invited to participate! In person at Merigar and at the other Gars, and online for all those who do not have the opportunity to attend in person.

We hope that this anniversary and the events proposed will strengthen our bond as Vajra brothers and sisters and help us more than ever to feel the precious presence of the Master in our hearts, united and strong in feeling that we are COMMUNITY.

The proposal that is presented here has the main purpose of offering practitioners of the Dzogchen Community from all over the world the opportunity to get in touch with each other and to learn about the activities, initiatives, and programs that the different Gars and Lings have organized, four years from the passing of the Master.

The Dzogchen Community is alive as the Master and his teaching are alive in us. Here and now.

Knowing what is happening at the Gars and the Lings is really a powerful and proactive way to recognize in each one of us and among ourselves this vitality in the present, even more now that there are far more opportunities to meet in person after three years of the pandemic .

From 24 September to 1 October the days will be managed by different Gars who, in addition to essential practices,  will present Dance and Yantra Yoga sessions, in a space managed by each Gar, and where they will alternate videos of the Master relating to the history of the specific Gar, particular initiatives, and so on.

On the afternoon of the 27th there will be a round-table meeting during which the different entities of the Community will discuss their initiatives and projects.

PROGRAM (The program is provisional, subject to changes and additions)

Saturday 24th September
Morning
9.30 – 11 am Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, from Merigar, in open webcast
11.15am – 12.45 Guru Yoga of the white A practice, from Merigar,  in open webcast
Afternoon
3.30 – 4.45 pm Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, from Merigar, in open webcast
5 – 6.15 pm Guru Yoga of the white A practice, from Merigar,  in open webcast

Sunday 25th September
Morning
9.30 – 11 am Guru Yoga of the white A practice, from Merigar,  in open webcast
11.15am – 12.45 Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, from Merigar, in open webcast
Afternoon
5.15 pm Ganapuja from Merigar, in open webcast
6.30 pm Practice of Dance for the Benefit of Beings and Dance of Om A Hum, from Merigar, in open webcast

Monday 26th September
Morning
9.30 – 11 am Guru Yoga of the white A practice, from Merigar,  in open webcast
11.15 – 12.45 Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, from Merigar, in open webcast
Afternoon
4 pm opening of the week with presentation and brief greeting by the Vice President of Merigar, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels
4.30 pm presentations from Tsegyalgar East and West in open webcast and zoom with translation channels

Tuesday 27th September
Morning
8:30 am Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, from Merigar
10 am Guru Yoga of the white A practice, from Merigar
11.30 am Vajrasattva practice combined with the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, from Merigar
All practices in open webcast
Afternoon
4.00 pm opening with a video of the Master in which he speaks in general about the Community and the need to continue and disseminate the Teaching and aspects of Tibetan Culture.
A brief introductory speech by the Vice President of Merigar in which he presents the following interventions of the different entities within the Dzogchen Community to let people know how they are moving forward in their institutional activities, how they collaborate with other entities, and what programs they are planning to carry out.
Short Guruyoga with A and Song of the Vajra
10-minute speeches each by ATIF, IDC, ASIA, MACO, SSP, Dynamic Space
Conclusions by the Vice President of Merigar and an announcement of an upcoming series of events with an international flavor.
The Fire Mountain, a short presentation of Merigar as it is today.
6.30 pm Ganapuja with Invocation of the Lamp
All the above events at Merigar in open and zoomed webcast with translation channels

Wednesday 28th September
Morning
10 am presentation from Namgyalgar, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels
Afternoon
4 pm presentation from Tashigar Norte, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels

Thursday 29th September
Morning
10 am presentation from Dzamling Gar, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels
Afternoon
4 pm presentations from Kunsangar North and South, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels

Friday 30th September
Morning
10 am presentation from Merigar East, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels
Afternoon
4 pm presentation from Tashigar Sur, in open webcast and zoom with translation channels

Saturday 1st October
Morning
10 am presentations by the Asian Gar and Lings, Guru Yoga of the white A (or other practice), led by one of the Asian Lings
Final greetings from the Vice President of Merigar
Khaita Joyful Dances
All events in open and zoomed webcast with translation channels

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