Explanation of the Worldwide Transmission of Guruyoga
, Tuesday February 13 2018, 7 – 9 PM

Explanation of the Worldwide Transmission of Guruyoga

Anniversary of Garab Dorje 

Tuesday February 13 2018, 7 – 9 PM

The starting point for the practice of Dzogchen is to receive a “Direct Transmission” from the teacher. “Direct Transmission” is the means by which the teacher introduces us directly to the true nature of our mind: our primordial state.
It is highly recommended to receive explanation of this Transmission in advance. If your intention to practice is strong, than it’s a good idea to prepare well. This Transmission requires your active participation, not just passive presence.
During this explanation you get general information about Dzogchen teaching and precise instructions how to do visualization during the Transmission session. 
To get a full picture what is Dzogchen, you may read a book written by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu “The crystal and the way of light”. You can buy it on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Way-Light-Dzog…/…/ref=sr_1_8…

World Wide Transmissions of Guru Yoga by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu March 1, 2018

Anniversary of Garab Dorje, World Wide Transmissions of Guru Yoga by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

March 1, 2018
Short explanation will start at 6:00 PM.
Actual Transmission at 7 PM. If you are experienced practitioner and you don’t need the explanation, please arrive at 6:45 PM.

The starting point for the practice of Dzogchen is to receive a ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher. ‘Direct Transmission’ is the means by which the teacher introduces us directly to the true nature of our mind: our primordial state. Ideally, it is best to receive the ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher in person by attending a retreat, but since this is not always possible, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu also gives ‘Direct Transmission’ via the worldwide web on three occasions each year, corresponding to particular anniversaries in the Dzogchen calendar. This gives new practitioners the means to enter the path of Dzogchen and begin their practice.

There are three days each year when the practitioners of the international Dzogchen Community practice Guru Yoga together simultaneously and receive transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. These days are the anniversaries of the main Masters of the Lineage of Dzogchen Teachings.
It is important to understand the meaning of transmission and how the practices work. An information and explanation evening is held with experienced practitioners to learn the practice so that one is able to participate in the transmission method that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is making available for those who are interested in the Dzogchen Teachings. When we are doing this practice together we are unifying in the same state, that famous state in Dzogchen teaching called the primordial state…. that means teacher and students are all in that moment in the primordial state, so in this way there is a possibility to transmit.

For transmission there is no distance, if you are far or near it doesn’t matter because knowledge of transmission is beyond time and distance. So for this reason we can use this method.

Here is a direct link to this open webcast:
http://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=live-webcast

Santi Maha Sangha Base study group starting Wednesday, March 7

Dear Friends, Vajra Brothers & Sisters!

We are starting an online Santi Maha Sangha Base Level study group.
Wednesday, Mar 7 – May 30, 7 – 9 pm Pacific Time

The Precious Vase, the Base Level of Santi Maha Sangha prepared by our Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, is a great introduction to Buddhist practice in general and to Dzogchen practice specifically. We will learn about basics of the Buddhist Path with comprehensive comparison between different methods and views including Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen. This course will be mostly theoretical but some short meditations connected to practices will be included.

Who Can Participate?
This course is open to everybody who wishes to study the Base Level of Santi Maha Sangha. If you have a genuine interest to the teachings but have not yet received transmission, don’t worry: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu offers Transmission of Dzogchen Teaching three times a year via webcast.
Also, you can join us at any time during this course.

This webinar will NOT be lead by an authorized Santi Maha Sangha teacher. All facilitators and participants are learners. Some of us have already taken the Base Level SMS exam but wish to study these teachings again.

Our Goal
Is to help practitioners prepare for the SMS Base Level exam and also to help interested people receive basic knowledge about Buddhism and Dzogchen teachings.

This online course starts Wednesday evening, March 7 2018 at 7 pm, and continues weekly for three months.

For this webinar we will use the interactive platform Zoom: www.zoom.us.(Many thanks to our sponsors, who paid for zoom.com service). To join in please contact us in advance to receive a link and instructions on how to connect to Zoom. Please contact berkeleydzogchen@gmail.com. To speed up a registration process, please indicate if you have Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and when and where you received it. It is important.

This Course is Free!
But donations are always appreciated and will be used for rent of our wonderful place of practice, Dondrubling, Berkeley Dzogchen Community. We accept donations on PayPal: aha@dzogchencommunitywest.org, or  you can use the donate button on the right side of the page.

Please feel free to join our friendly study group.