During January and February of 2021 Dondrubling’s Gakyil and friends inventoried, packed, and moved everything out of Dondrubling. Everyday objects, library books, and tapes, videos, and CDs of Rinpoche’s teachings went into a rented storage unit in Richmond, and will be evaluated for viability at a later date. Precious statues, paintings, and ritual items have been shared among community members who will host these items in their homes until a decision is made as to the next step for our community.
We are taking a break after the move to breathe and adapt to the change before making decisions about how to move forward. Any suggestions are very much welcome. Please write to gakyil @ dzogchencommuntywest.org to voice them.
Although some may feel the loss of the chance to do collective practices together at Dondrubling, there are many opportunities to participate in collective practices online. Here are some links (Please visit the websites below for details of dates, times and if registration is required. Some videoconferences require a brief, free download from zoom.us)
Dzamling Gar Webcast:
Tsegyalgar East Videoconferences:
Kundrolling, New York Dzogchen Community
As a non-profit organization (501 ©(3)), Dondrubling exists because of the generosity of our sangha. Each participant’s contribution is an investment in the preservation of the Dzogchen transmission of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Your support is still critical for us.
When renewing your membership please consider selecting Dondrubling as your community. Dzogchen Community West Coast remains the owner of Tsegyalgar West property and has expenses involved in maintaining the gar’s non-profit status. We also wish to build a reserve for such time as another viable location presents itself as a practice space.
If you can, please consider donating $5 (or more) to help the center pay rent and utilities, and help subsidize the authorized teachers who provide workshops and retreats via ZOOM at this time. Any amount is most welcome.
Many thanks for your continued support and practice