The Mirror Bi-Weekly Digest – October 1, 2021


A roundup of the latest news from the International Dzogchen Community, the Gars and Lings around the world and sister organizations as well as reflections from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s students. The last two weeks in a click!

Forty Years of Merigar

Forty years have passed since the ‘Podere Nuovo’ farmhouse and land was bought and began to develop as the first center of the International Dzogchen Community. Follow the timeline from 1981-2001.

The Mirror Survey Followup

See the results of our online July survey, check the details, and read about the steps we are planning to take according to our readers’ feedback and suggestions.

Fantastic Summer at Kunsangar North

The Dzogchen Gar near Moscow, Russia had a full and exciting program of retreats and activities led by the main IDC teachers this past summer.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s First Retreat in Buryatia

Nick Dudka describes Rinpoche’s first visit there in 1992 near Lake Baikal and the general situation for Buddhists in the USSR up to that time. Great black & white photos!

Long Distance Sponsorship with ASIA

Help ASIA guarantee Tibetan and Nepalese children an education in harmony with their cultural roots through long distance sponsorship.

Khaita 10 Year Anniversary Fundraising Auction

There is still time (until October 5) to participate in this important auction with many marvellous prizes including a calligraphy work by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Tsegyalgar Summer Sangha Retreat

A report about the intense practice retreat held on the land at Khandroling in Buckland, Massachusetts, USA but linked at the same time with Dzogchen Lings across the globe.

Review – Drawn and Written in Stone

Giorgio Dallorto reviews John Vincent Bellezza’s latest work on stepped structures and inscriptions on rock surfaces in Upper Tibet.

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Happy reading!
Naomi, Nastya and Liz
The Mirror Editorial Team

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