The Mirror Bi-Weekly Digest – September 15, 2021

Latest news from Chögyal Namkhai Norbus International Dzogchen Community, Gars and sister organizations, memories and experiences from his students as well as advice from visiting teachers. Last two weeks in a nutshell!

Meditation and Integration

The Mirror presents an excerpt from Starting the Evolution, An Introduction to the Ancient Teaching of Dzogchen by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, compiled and edited by Alfredo Colitto, Shang Shung Publications, 2018.

Heart Advice from Changchub Dorje

A Concise Teaching on Seeing, Deepening, Responding and Arriving according to Dzogpa Chenpo Kadak Trekcho translated by the late Steven Goodman. Changchub Dorje was the principal Dzogchen teacher of master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Menpa Phuntsog Wangmo on Covid-19

In this video interview Dr. Phuntsog, Director of the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, talks about Covid-19, the vaccine, as well as diagnosis, treatment and prevention in terms of Tibetan Medicine.

Drugu Choegyal’s Talk on the Fish Release

In July, on behalf of Shang Shung Institute UK, Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche took part in a fish release in which thousands of fish were released into a beautiful lake. On that occasion he gave a spontaneous teaching about the saving of lives and the importance of mercy and compassion. Video and transcript.

New Publications in the Ka-ter Series

Recently three wonderful books by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, the fruit of the initiative and activity of the Ka-Ter Translation Project, were published by Shang Shung Publications:

  • The Upadesha on the Primordially Pure Tregchöd, Longsal Commentaries, Volume Five
  • Bardo, The Bardo Instructions Sealed with the HUM
  • Namkhai, Harmonizing the Energy of the Elements

Pictures from the Past 

In The Mirror’s ongoing editorial project to describe the beginnings of the International Dzogchen Community around the world, Ruslan Malakhovskiy shares his recollections on the birth and development of the Minsk Dzogchen Community.

Summer at Merigar East

The Eastern European Gar had a busy and fruitful summer with a wide range of activities and courses and is also looking for work exchange for the autumn.

How I Met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

A video interview with calligrapher and long-time student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu about meeting Rinpoche and life in the Dzogchen Community.

Dzogchen Artist

Frederica Henrieta Hegedus from Slovakia describes her path as an artist and how she came to meet Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Sound of Metal Film Review

Paula Barry talks about this Oscar winning film by Darius and Abraham Marder who grew up in the Tsegyalgar East Dzogchen Community in Massachusetts.

Sangha App New Feature

Every week the App will present a new quote by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu from his published works with a direct link to the book.

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All best wishes,
The Mirror Editorial Team

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