Please make sure to arrive on time for practice

Dear Sangha

Starting immediately Dondrubling will be locking the front gate and building side door at the beginning of our evening practice sessions.
This is because there have been thefts and reports of intruders in the building during and after our practices. Other businesses in the building have been impacted. Out of respect for them and to keep the building and tenants safe and secure we are instituting this policy.
For weeknight ganapujas, we begin assembling at 7pm; practice starts promptly at 7:30pm. We will lock the gate and building’s side door at 7:30. For weekend ganapujas, we open at 5pm, and practice starts at 5:30pm; we will lock up at 5:30.
Please plan to arrive within this half-hour window for assembly and setup. We will not interrupt practice to come down and open the doors for late arrivals.
Facilitators of other nighttime practices may determine when to lock the doors.


The Dzogchen Community West Coast

Introduction to Yantra Yoga September 14 – 15

Yantra Yoga photo

Yantra Yoga is an ancient and authentic system for synchronizing mind and body with the natural rhythm of life. We will learn transformative exercises for amplifying innate somatic processes and expanding vitality and awareness within the body. Yantra Yoga is one of the oldest living systems of yoga in the world. This is an all-level workshop for beginners and those with experience in any yoga tradition.

Led by Authorized Instructors Luke Karamol and Jillian Patricia

When: Sept 14 & 15, 2019

Where: Dondrubling, 2748 Adeline Street Suite D, Berkeley, Ca. 94703

Cost: $175, sliding scale is available for those in need. Sliding scale also available for returning students.

You can register here

Contact: Luke at

Tibetan Medicine Self Care Program at Dondrubling

Are you looking for a way to keep your mental and physical health balanced and at ease with the stresses of daily life? Are you confused by all of the mixed messages out there in regards to how to stay healthy and well? Would you like to improve your health and address the little issues creeping up that no one seems to have an answer for?

Traditional Tibetan Medicine teaches that prevention and treatment are highly personalized and that there is not one way that is good for everyone. Through Traditional Tibetan Medicine you learn how to balance your diet and lifestyle according to the unique circumstances of your own life. With this knowledge you are able to understand what your mind and body need to stay in balance, empowering you to utilize the essence of any health and wellness system according to your own needs.

Self-care is the foundation for maintaining health and preventing disease. In this program you will gain a complete overview of the entire system of Traditional Tibetan Medicine according to the Tsa Gyud, the first Tantra of the four texts of Traditional Tibetan Medicine study. With this overview you will dive deeply into the aspects which pertain to self-care with special focus on stress management, seasonal prevention, and concluding by building your very own constitutional health plan.

Topics and Activities Include:

-Health and Disease according to Tibetan Medicine
-Theory of Traditional Diagnostics
-Overview of Tibetan Medicine Treatment
-Learning Practical Stress Management Techniques including Self-Massage and Home Remedies
-Mindful Breathing and Movement Exercises for Physical and Mental Health
-Seasonal Health Tips
-Using Spices for Health
-Personalized Constitutional Health Plan

Dates & Times:

October 4th: 7pm-8:30pm
October 5th: 9am-12:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm
October 6th: 9am-12:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm
October 12th: 9am-12:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm
October 13th: 9am-12:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm

Cost: $395
Early Bird Special (by September 10th) $325

Questions and Registration Contact:

Official Announcement from the Namkhai Family

Dear friends,

On Thursday 27 September 2018, at 9 pm our beloved Master left this earthly existence in a serene and peaceful way, at his residence, Gadeling, Merigar.

We would like to thank all of you for the affection you have shown to everyone, unconditionally.

In this period of profound reflection, we kindly ask you to continue to respect the period of mourning for Rinpoche’s transition. According to tradition, when great masters such as Chögyal Namkhai Norbu pass away, there is a three year period of mourning and reflection.  As a family we kindly ask you to respect one year.

The period of mourning we are observing is inward rather than outward; it means we interiorize and carry Rinpoche forever in our hearts while we commit ourselves to preserving and protecting our memories of Him. In this regard, we kindly ask you to refrain from disseminating and posting unofficial photos, comments, and biographies (the only one authorized is the one used for the Nobel Peace Prize) as a show of respect for Rinpoche and His family.  Commemorations in Rinpoche’s honor will be published in advance on the official channels.

In closing, we remind you that the image and memory of Rinpoche are a heritage for humanity and, as such, should be respected and preserved in their entirety for the benefit of future generations.

The Namkhai family