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.