Dear Vajra family,
The Mirror has been a primary means of inter Community communication since March 1990. On several occasions, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu expressed his support for the newspaper.
“Our Community news source, The Mirror, has already been in existence for many years. It is really very important for collaboration and communication among the people of the Dzogchen Community.”
— Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,
March 1999, The Mirror issue 48
Since 1990, 155 issues have been published, serving not only as an important tool of communication among the members of the Dzogchen Community around the globe, but also as an invaluable archive of, first and foremost, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s Teaching, travels, and numerous activities and projects worldwide, as well as a general record of the activities of the international Gars and the various associations and foundations that are part of Rinpoche’s vision.
From its early beginnings as a newspaper, The Mirror has become a full-color magazine published quarterly as a downloadable PDF, free for everyone. There is also a small print run for those who prefer a paper copy.
In addition, The Mirror has also given its name to a website established in 2014 publishing daily news and reports from the Dzogchen Community around the world as well as Rinpoche’s teachings, interviews, reviews and much more. The English language website is flanked by sister websites in Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese. The articles can also be viewed on Facebook – in English, Italian and Russian groups. Now, for quick access to The Mirror news you can also subscribe to our channel “The Mirror” on the mobile and desktop messaging app Telegram – in English and in Russian.
The Mirror is currently expanding its content with video interviews and podcasts. We also streamline material for our readers by offering a bi-weekly digest. Additional financial support would enable us to upgrade The Mirror’s invaluable historical archive, with the assistance of skilled karma yogis interested in participating in this important activity.
The Mirror is financed by the IDC covering the costs of three part-time editors, a website manager, a layout artist, and printing costs. A number of people around the globe generously work in karma yoga translating and giving technical support for foreign language websites.
In 2021, in response to our fundraising appeal, we were able to raise €13,000, thanks to the generosity of many Community people, an amount that covered half of the year’s expenses.
This year, from May to June, the donations collected were €1,000. Due to challenges in covering the yearly costs, we really need the financial support of our Community, our family, to continue publishing The Mirror in all its forms. Please help us maintain this essential means of communication within Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s International Dzogchen Community and for the future.
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