We are happy to inform you that the latest issue of The Mirror, issue 155, March 2022, is now online and ready for downloading at melong.com and dzogchen.net. You can find links to those articles already published online.
As an editorial we present Rosa Namkhai’s inspiring message which she shared with all those present in the Gönpa of Merigar West on the occasion of Losar, followed by a beautiful Losar poem by Jacqueline Gens.
The new issue includes Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s teaching on Vajra Dance (continued from the previous issue) given just before the New Year of 2018 at Dzamling Gar and Doing Everything in a Perfect Way, a short interview with Rinpoche during an informal talk with the Gakyil in summer 2009 at Merigar East, courtesy of the Czech Dzogchen Community.
The International Gakyil, Dzamling Gar and ASIA invite you to join the Wheel of Solidarity to help those affected by the crisis in Eastern Europe.
Shang Shung Publications shares new releases, while ASIA Onlus presents its joint projects with Merigar West and the Italian Buddhist Union: ‘Breathe the Earth’ helping children to be happy and healthy in these challenging times, and Portraits of India and Tibet (1996–2014), a photographic exhibition by Enrico Dell’Angelo taking place now at Merigar West.
As usual, we offer updates with current news and activities from different Gars of the Dzogchen Community around the world: Dzamling Gar, Merigar West, Merigar East, Kunsangar South, Kunsangar North and Tsegyalgar East.
In this issue there is also a closing talk on the continuation of Rinpoche’s transmission given by Adriano Clemente at the end of the Vajrasattva Purification retreat held this winter at Dzamling Gar.
Alix De Fermor, designer and head gardener of the beautiful Dzamling Gar gardens, describes the ongoing development of the new gardens there.
Dina Priymak, Yantra Yoga instructor from Italy, speaks on her experience of participating in the ‘Breathe the Earth’ project, teaching Kumar Kumari, Yantra Yoga for children, at the schools of the Amiata Area. Maria Sevostianova shares her impressions on the recent Kumar Kumari course at Dzamling Gar.
The international team of Khaita dancers from Dzamling Gar send their wishes for peace and unity on the occasion of Losar.
Monica Gentile presents the Mentalizate project initiated by Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga, the Mayor of Adeje (Tenerife, Spain) which helps local citizens cope with the consequences of the pandemic on their mental health.
‘Pictures from the Past’ continues a series of accounts by journalist and writer Raimondo Bultrini based on his diary and his impressions of traveling in Tibet with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1988: part three describes arriving in Derghe, the highlands, and Galenteen.
‘Artists in the Dzogchen Community’ features Ricky Sued, actor, painter, song-writer and poet from Argentina.
Margaret Jasinski contributes to our ‘Reflections’ section with Stuff and Stuffing while Tamara Kozhakharova shares the story behind the creation of Lungsang, a new booklet by Shang Shung Publications with the Eight Movements of Yantra Yoga.
Steven Landsberg, IG President and Santi Maha Sangha instructor, shares his account of his meeting with Rinpoche in the ‘How I Met’ feature.
We hope you enjoy this issue!
The Mirror team
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