Yantra Yoga Daylong Retreat

Discover Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement, an authentic and living tradition of working with the “three gates” of body, breath, and mind. Yantra Yoga is an ancient system based on Master Vairocana’s text, “The Union of the Sun and the Moon,” written in the 8th century. This workshop will help coordinate our vital energy, expand our breathing capacity, and reawaken our natural state of balance. These are perfect take-home practices for physical and mental well-being in everyday life.

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2017
Time: 1st Session: 9:15am-12:00pm; 2nd Session: 2:15-5pm
Where: Dondrubling, 2748 Adeline Street, Suite D, Berkeley (above Crixa Cakes)
Cost: $55/day or $30/single session. (Full day best for newcomers.)

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/ (search term Yantra Yoga) or at the link in the box above.

For more information, please visit: www.dzogchencommunitywest.org and yantrayoga.net


Luke Karamol and Jillian Patricia are Level One Instructors of Yantra Yoga as taught by Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, the authentic lineage holder of Vairocana’s Trulkor Nyida Kajor. Additionally, Luke and Jillian are certified to teach Harmonious Breathing by Fabio Andrico, and Hatha Yoga by the US Yoga Alliance. They each have been practicing yoga and meditation for over 15 years.

Berkeley Dzogchen Community General Meeting

We are happy to announce the annual Berkeley Dzogchen Community general meeting Sunday 1/28 at 4 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!
Reasons for this meeting:
1. Let’s choose how we would like to develop our community. What are our goals? What can we do to improve quality of our practice and how community can help in this process?

2. New Gakyil election.
The management and organization of Dondrubling is 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.