Dondrubling is closed and leaving Berkeley site by Losar

Dzogchen Community participants at recent community forums agreed that it is time to give up the physical space in south Berkeley that the ling has occupied since 2001.
Dondrubling is not alone in coming to this decision. Lings in New York City and Mexico City have also decided to close their too-expensive and unusable urban sites this month.
Packing and moving out will occur over the next two months. Please contact the Gakyil to arrange for retrieving personal items stored at the ling.
The Gakyil welcomes your suggestions and offers of help, both for the immediate move-out tasks and for how Dondrubling will continue to offer collective practices into the future. One major consideration is how best to support Vajra Dance practice during the current pandemic circumstances, and afterwards.
We are not going away! Only our physical location is changing, to what we do not yet know. We must work with the current circumstances.
Choegal Namkhai Norbu first visited the greater Bay Area to give teachings in 1979. The Dzogchen Community West Coast has been an active non profit 501 ©(3) since 1987, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Our south Berkeley site was established in 2001, following Rinpoche’s May 2001 retreat in Oakland. Although he never visited Dondrubling, he suggested the name, which means “Place of Accomplishment.”
May our vision expand to realize new spaces for accomplishing collaboration and communication.
Dondrubling’s Gakyil wants to hear your suggestions and requests on our move-out process. Please send your emails to
Many thanks for your collaboration and best wishes for your continued good health and practice.