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Teacher Training Fund

Tsegyalgar East wishes to support the training of eligible Vajra Dance, Yantra Yoga, and Santi Maha Sangha teachers from North America and to do so has established a Teacher Training Fund. Funds collected in the restricted Teachers Training Fund will offer financial assistance for current members of Tsegyalgar East or West with limited resources who are accepted into teacher training programs. Candidates accepted for teacher training should apply to the Tsegyalgar East Gakyil several months prior to their scheduled training with written recommendations from their local gakyil and at least one of the approved teachers in Vajra Dance, Yantra or Santi Maha Sangha. Funds are only distributed as available and at the discretion of the Tsegyalgar East Gakyil.

2013 Current Teachers Fund UPDATE

Recently, the Teachers Training Fund successfully collected support for Kathy McGrane to attend the Editors' Training in Merigar West for one week in September 2013. Thank You, donors!

The seminar has as its purpose the development of transcription of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's teachings in a consistent style—important for future generations.

In support of of the Community's mission to preserve the teaching, we wish to raise enough funds to cover travel expenses for a week's stay in Italy in order for her to attend.



Previous Candidates

Previous Candidates
Leela Whitcomb-Hewitt (photo by Paula Barry)
The first candidate for Teacher Training support was Leela Whitcomb-Hewitt who attended her second Vajra Dance training in Merigar during the summer 2011 thanks to the donors of this fund.

As of August 16, 2012, Tsegyalgar East raised funds to assist travel expenses for two certified North American Yantra Yoga teachers and one candidate for certification in Vajra Dance to attend the required Teachers Training in Tenerife with Choegyal Namkhai Norbu November 15-22, 2012 (Yantra Yoga Teachers Meeting) and November 2-7, 2012 (Vajra Dance Teachers Meeeting). The community hopes to raise $3000 to purchase airline tickets for Leela Whitcomb-Hewitt, Lynn Sutherland and Naomi Zeitz.

Please continue to donate funds in anticipation of the next candidate(s) to apply for financial support.

To donate online via paypal visit: www.tsegyalgar.org/support/donateonline

Checks can be made out to the Dzogchen Community of America (indicate Teachers Training Fund) and mailed to:

Tsegyalgar East
P.O. Box 479
18 Schoolhouse Rd.
Conway, MA 01341
USA

Phone: 413-369-4153
Fax: 413-369-4473
Secretary: secretary@tsegyalgar.org