The Mirror 156 is now available online

Dear Readers,

We are happy to inform you that the latest issue of The Mirror, issue 156, June 2022, is now online and ready for downloading at and You can find links to those articles already published online.

As an editorial we present the International Gakyil message on IDC membership in 2022 with the latest update and trends. 

The new issue includes Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s teaching Khaita – Integrating with Movement (continued from the previous issue) given just before the New Year of 2018 at Dzamling Gar, as well as an excerpt from Adriano Clemente’s retreat “The Principle of Presence” according to Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s book “The Mirror, Advice on Presence and Awareness” given this spring at Dzamling Gar.

The focus of this issue is on the Ka-Ter Translation Project which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. You can find a history and timeline of the project’s development, list of translated, published and soon to be published books, as well as testimonials from many members of the Dzogchen Community. 

Shang Shung Publications shares an update on its recent publications.

ASIA invites you to participate in the Distance Support project with the Tashi Choeling monastery to guarantee 25 young monks training and practice in respect of their own culture.

The Museum of Oriental Art and Culture (MACO) in Arcidosso, Italy, presents its June 2022 update.

We also offer regular news updates from different Gars and Lings of the Dzogchen Community around the world: Dzamling Gar, Merigar West, Merigar East, Kunsangar South, Kunsangar North, Tsegyalgar East, Tashigar North, Tashigar South and Phendenling.

Tib Shelf, a non-profit organisation, whose mission is to help preserve Tibetan literature in all its guises through its open-access website, celebrates one year.

‘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 four describes his visit to Gheug, the birthplace of the Master.

Alexander Studeholme reviews the book ‘​​Rebirth – A Guide to Mind, Karma, and Cosmos in the Buddhist World’ by Roger Jackson who investigates belief in reincarnation.

‘Artists in the Dzogchen Community’ features an American poet Jacqueline Gens.

Fabio Andrico, international Yantra Yoga teacher and SMS instructor, long-time student and assistant of Rinpoche, shares his account of his meeting with the Master in the ‘How I Met’ feature.

We hope you enjoy this issue!

With love,

The Mirror team

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