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Next World Wide Transmission
Saturday July 25 20:00 PST


• WEEKLY GROUP PRACTICE SUNDAYS
• Location: practitioner's private homes

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Monthly SMS study group - conducted by Dr. Michael Hass.
Next meeting : Sunday July 26th
Location : South Pasadena at Sanford's home.

Please address any questions or concerns to Sanford Bardwell
Dzcommunityla@gmail.com

World Wide Transmissions Three Times per year

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Jim Valby Schedule

Retreat Schedule of Jim Valby:
Sep 17-20, 2015, Santa Fe, NM, Dzogchen Without Buddhism
Oct 30-Nov1, 2015, Tsegyalgar East, Conway, MA, SMS Level One
Nov 27-29, 2015, Tsegyalgar East, Conway, MA, SMS Level Two
Dec 4-8, 2015, Dekyitling, San Jose, Costa Rica, SMS Base: Purification and Enlightenment
Dec 11-15, 2015, Pelzomling, Mexico City, Mexico, SMS Base: Anuyoga Inside Dzogchen
Dec 17-21, 2015, Tsegyalgar West, Baja California, Mexico, SMS Base: Mahayoga Inside Dzogchen


Sep 17-20, 2015, Santa Fe, NM, Dzogchen Without Buddhism
Any practitioners who are interested in working with the transmissions of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu are invited to participate. There will be no webcast. Retreat recordings, if any, will only be available to practitioners who physically participate in the retreat. Possible supporting topics for our Dzogchen practices include:
Three Aspects of Dzogchen Transmission
Four Aspects for Understanding Primordial Knowledge
Five Marvelous Aspects of Primordial Knowledge
Five Principles of Primordial Knowledge
Five Necessary Capacities for Primordial Knowledge
Six Unlimited Aspects of Primordial Knowledge
Ten Ways to Obstruct Primordial Knowledge
Sixteen Methods of Direct Introduction

Dr. Jim Valby has been a student of Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1982. He earned his doctorate in Far Eastern Studies under Herbert Guenther at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983, focusing on the texts of Shrisingha and Vimalamitra. He participates in Dzogchen Community projects, helping to prepare English translations from Tibetan texts. He has taught the essence of the theory and practice of Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen at more than 214 retreats in 81 locations of 31 countries. He is an authorized instructor for the Base, First, and Second Levels of SantiMaha Sangha (SMS). He lives in Western Massachusetts, USA.

Our Dec 4-8, 2015 retreat at Dekyitling in San Jose, Costa Rica has the title:
SMS Base: Purification and Enlightenment
We will study general buddhist and non-buddhist ideas about purification. We will study and practice purification, using sutra renunciation, tantric transformation, and dzogchen self-liberation.

Our Dec 11-15, 2015 retreat at Pelzomling in Mexico City has the title:
SMS Base: Anuyoga Inside Dzogchen
We will learn how to apply many details of instantaneous anuyoga transformation inside dzogchen transmission.

Our Dec 17-21, 2015 retreat at Tsegyalgar West Baja has the title:
SMS Base: Mahayoga Inside Dzogchen
We will learn how to apply many details of gradual mahayoga transformation inside dzogchen transmission.


Communal Blog

The Los Angeles Community welcomes contributors to communal blog space. Join us in the virtual town square.

Come one, come all : share your voices, words, pictures and video.

Gregg Johnson has contributed an historical chronicle of the birth and growth of Los Angeles/Southern California Dzogchen Community.
"A Relaxed View: the arising of the Los Angeles/Southern California Dzogchen Community"

Dani Colajacomo has contributed the story of his first encounter with Rinpoche.
"The Helicopter of the Dharma: the tale of one student's first encounter with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche"

Michael Hass has contributed a poem, "The Pino"
Michael was inspired to write this poem following his most recent interaction with Rinpoche.

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The Mirror a Publication of the International Dzogchen Community

The Mirror, a periodic publication of the Dzogchen Community, welcomes submissions of brief Articles & or Photos.

please send submissions to: mirror@tsegyalgar.org

Tsegyalgar West Invites you to Become a Member

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For more information, please E-Mail dzcommunityla@gmail.com
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