Become a Member of the International Community

The International Dzogchen Community counts among its members all those who are interested in the practice of Dzogchen as passed on to us by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu . The Community is thus seen as a place for sharing and exchange for people who share the same path towards knowledge. The various community centers are considered places for the practice of awareness where it is possible to collaborate with others in the perspective of a common spiritual enrichment.

It has a non-bureaucratic organization, with systems of communication and collaboration which respect the various autonomous local conditions. For Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, the various Gars (places where students gather to receive teachings and practice together) make up one great mandala, a network that covers the various geographical areas of the world and to which practitioners can refer as places of study or practice and meditation.

By joining the Dzogchen Community, members gain access to a tremendous wealth of teachings, resources and support to integrate the Dzogchen practice into one’s life. Practitioners form the body of the community. Membership fulfills Rinpoche’s vision of community providing the basis for bringing practitioners together to progress. It is an expression of our appreciation and a pledge of trust that we contribute to the continuity of the transmission for future generations.

Joining automatically makes one a member of both the International Dzogchen Community and the Shang Shung Institute, with the many benefits provided by both organizations. You choose the membership level that best corresponds to your interest and financial possibilities.

Instructions for becoming a member:

Open and click Sign In – Register



Select easy and short User name, put your personal email account (not community email!), password and click Register


Go to your email and click the link



Fill the basic data and click Save


You are now in your personal profile


If the system can’t find your history, contact the Gakyil of the community where you have paid.

Scroll down, fill your country and click Save


Under “YourName – Membership” see your Membership history if you have it



You can also pay past, current and next year.


If you see your preferred community and they accept Paypal, you can pay with Paypal. If you select Dondrubling as your local community, we get a percentage of your membership dues. Or you can pay locally and Membership Coordinator will register your payment.