The Mirror Needs Your Support!

Dear Dzogchen Community family,

The Mirror has been the principal means of inter Community communication since March 1990.

Since 1990, 160 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 projects worldwide, as well as documentation of the activities of the Gars, Lings, 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 and a small print run.

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 Mirror website is linked to social media and articles can also be viewed on Facebook as well as our Telegram channel.

The English language website is flanked by sister websites in Italian and Russian.

The Mirror is an in-house non-profit publication entirely financed by the International Dzogchen Community and donations in order to cover the costs of three part-time editors, a website manager, a layout artist, and printing costs. A number of people around the globe work in karma yoga translating and giving technical support for foreign language websites.

This year we are planning to renew our website and start to create an archive system that will make the vast quantity of material on our website easy to locate.

In 2022, in response to our fundraising appeals, we were able to raise €11,800.00 thanks to the generosity of many Community people, an amount that covered 45% of the year’s expenses (approx a total amount of €26,000.00).

This year, up to now the donations we have received were only €5,300 while the total 2023 costs will remain the same as last year. We urgently need your financial support in order to continue publishing The Mirror. Please help us to maintain this essential means of communication within Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s International Dzogchen Community for the future.


With love,
The Mirror Editorial Team and the International Gakyil

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