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The management and organization of the various center and groups of the Dzogchen Community are taken care of by the Gakyil ("mandala of joy"), an entity made up of three sections (indicated by the colors yellow, red, and blue), which, according to an ancient Buddhist system, correspond to the three aspects of the individual (body, energy, and mind). The yellow Gakyil (linked to the body dimension) takes care of financial management, the red Gakyil (linked to the energy dimension) of activities and projects regarding maintenance and development of the center, and the blue Gakyil (linked to the mind dimension) of cultural activities and those linked to the practice.

The Gakyil is a collective body without any type of hierarchy within it and decisions are taken by common agreement of all the members. There can be three, six, or nine Gakyil members, who are elected each year. Besides the local Gakyils there is also the International Gakyil which is in direct contact with the Master and has a role of management and coordination.

Visit the website of the International Dzogchen Community Gakyil

Current Tsegyalgar East Gakyil:

Liz Wickhart
Karen Prestwood
Matt Hayat

Diane Kramer
Dominik Niceva

Cindy Thibeau

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