Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer at Tsegyalgar West

Ripe Mangos
Summer at Tsegyalgar West, Baja California Sur, Mexico

July 2016        
Dear Vajra brothers and sisters,    
We know you’d like to visit Tsegyalgar West at some point in your life for a retreat.    If you have the chance during the year ahead and would like to do some physical work, you are most welcome to come to our Karma Yoga retreats here at the Gar.   We will be doing several projects in the next month and have our main work period start from October at the end of the rainy season through April of next year.

If you come now, you need to be in good condition to work in a more relaxed way in the heat.  From October on, the temperatures start to go down and the environment is much more temperate and green in this most popular time of year.

Work planned is for ordinary and special maintenance to the main infrastructure (water system, Gompa, kitchen, casitas, fencing, trails, gardens, etc).  If you have some expertise you are extremely welcome, if not, this is your chance also to develop some manual skills!

Lodging is offered by the Gar. You will be given a safety orientation. There is time each day to practice and enjoy the spectacular beauty and profound blessings of this retreat center in the natural tropical desert wilderness.

If you cannot join us in person to participate because: (1) Physically you cannot do physical work (2) You simply prefer to do other kind of activities, but you would like to participate in some way, please help with a donation to cover some of these expenses. Current work projects for June-August being done include:

-       water proofing of 20 casitas; $180 usd for each casitas, 6 are now completed.
-       repair the fencing of the main area of the Gar; $120 usd to make a piece of new fence close to the Gonpa, $600 usd for the material to repair the existing fencing of the main area  
-       rehabilitation the area of the water spring (the Mango trees area) ; $600 usd to make a new metallic cover to the water spring,  $120 usd for changing the old pipes of the water spring
-       preparation of road and trails for the raining season.   $250 usd for tools and material for basic maintenance
-       gardening and landscaping .  $200 usd for buying plants and trees to plant around the Gompa and maintain the garden area
-       Cooking and practice
-       Summer repairs total funding needed: $4,400
These are our summer projects on the land and we invite your generosity and request support now, before we start our upcoming retreat program,  and a fabulous ‘Adopt A Casita’ project ahead for creating retreat opportunities and upgrading our casitas this coming season!

 Please do go to our website at and use the link to donate any amount directly by paypal or credit card. If preferred, you can donate with a money transfer to Wells Fargo Bank A​cct #  1690730070. For wire transfers, use the routing number 121000248 for domestic wires and the SWIFT code WFBIUS6S for international wires. Please send your name, address and the place where you are a DCC member for keeping records of your donation at the Gar.  Donation should specify “TW Karma Yoga 2016”. All donations are tax deductible, please send letter of request for receipt.

We hope to see you at the Gar for individual or group retreats ahead, where we will show where your donation has been employed. To see our upcoming Retreat program schedule go to:

For information: Giorgio Minuzzo, or

With deep gratitude & looking forward to being together at the Gar!!!!!

Tsegyalgar West gakyil

Friday, June 10, 2016

Global Collective Practices

Dear all Dzogchen Community,

Opportunities to participate in our global collective practices.
Uniting our strength in this way brings enormous benefits, there is no doubt!

Since May 2012, each full moon (when there’s no webcast with Rinpoche) we are organising a Mandarava Ganapuja dedicated to the health and long life of our Master.

Currently, each month, we are also organising a practice for giving support to the development of Dzamling Gar, which is one of the most important projects of our Master. 

Eventually, we want to keep organising Guru Dragphur global chains with the intention of controlling the many negativities which continually arise in our world.

The next planned practices are:

June 14th - Jigme Lingpa Ganapuja global chain 24 hours
June 20th - Mandarava Ganapuja webcast at 19:30h (GMT+3)
July 10th - Wözer Chenma 
July 19th - Mandarava Ganapuja (webcast)
August 2nd - Jigme Lingpa Ganapuja 
August 6th - Guru Dragphur global chain 24 hours
August 18th - Mandarava Ganapuja (webcast)

We look forward to meeting you in the space and time of the practice!
Long life To Rinpoche !

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WEBCAST - Tsalung Retreat Program

Tsalung Retreat program

This is the program of the upcoming open webcast retreat from Dzamling Gar Tenerife local time GMT+1:00

From Dzamling Gar 
3 - 7 of June 2016

Program of teaching Tsa-lung related Yantra Yoga:

3 rd June 5-6pm. Presentation of this retreat teaching and transmit the Ati Guru Yoga.

Connect to Webcast at:

Time Zone Converter at:

4 th June -   10-12am. Info about the Tsalung from Vairo Gyud-bum: The Tsalung Tig- Gyud and Rinpoche Dam-ngag Gyud Chi-ma.

5-6pm. Fabio Andrico explain the Four Characteristic conditions and Four Profound Applications, and apply both altogether.

5 th June - 10-12am. Info about the Tsa from Dra Thal-gyur Tantra and how explained in it’s commentary of Bimalamitra.

5-6pm. Fabio Andrico explain the Secret Breathing for Directing the Prana into the central Channel and apply it altogether.

6 th June 10-12am. Info about the Lung from Dra Thal-gyur Tantra and how explained it in Bimala’s commentary.

5-6pm. Fabio Andrico explain the Smooth Breathing with Seven Limbs and the Rough Breathing With Six Applications.

7 th June 10-12am. I give Tridlungs of the Yantra Root text and some others. Also give some general advices.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Invitation for Gaykil Election 2016

Tsegyalgar West is an International Retreat Center for the worldwide Dzoghcen Community.

An invitation to the
We invite you to apply now for May/June 2016 -2017
Yellow Positions (Admin/Financial/Accounting/Fundraising)
Red Positions (Developing, Improving and Maintaining facilities, programs and staff)
Blue Positions (Retreat Managment/Program Planning/Communication)

Tsegyalgar West invites local and world-wide Dzogchen Community Members to join the 2016/17 TW Gakyil in residence or through technology in this very special opportunity!

The election will be on July 15th, 2016 by Assembly election in Baja California Sur, Mexico, of one officer in each activity aspect of yellow , red and blue as we convene to progress in Rinpoche's vision of an International Retreat Center for all Dzogchen Community members personal retreats.

This is an extraordinary time for being part of new level of development, and we welcome genuine interest in this opportunity - come and join with us! Residential opportunities available for qualified individuals.

Please send your CV resume and cover letter by June 15th to:
With deep aspirations and joy,
Tsegyalgar West Gakyil
May all beings benefit.


Elección abierta para posiciones de Amarillo, Rojo y Azul
Las elecciones de Gakyil serán pronto, en junio de este año. Necesitamos equipo calificado y voluntarios colaboradores para ayudar a desarrollar los programas del centro. Si estás interesado, por favor escribe a

¡Estamos llamando a todos los que son parte de esta gran visión a ayudarnos a construir el futuro!


Maintenance Manager, and
Permaculture/Eco­ Building Manager

This is a rustic setting so a pioneer spirit, good health, and an enthusiasm to live in nature are needed. The recommended qualifications for individuals who stay on the land include, of course, to have received transmission from Rinpoche, have good people, language and organizational skills.
If interested please email:
with your CV (resume and cover letter).
~ ~ ~

Geko-Director, Gerente de Mantenimiento, y Gerente de
Permacultura y Eco-Construcción

Este es un entorno rústico, así qe se necesita un espíritu pionero, buena salud y entusiasmo de vivir en la naturaleza. Las calificaciones recomendadas para los individuos que se quedan en la tierra incluyen, por supuesto, haber recibido transmisión de Rinpoche, ser buena gente y bilingue tener capacidades organizativas.
Si estás interesado, por favor escribe a con tu CV (curriculum y carta de presentación).

Check our new schedule for
the coming season thus far!
Save the dates!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Working Together - TW Paint Party

After a busy season of retreats, now is a good time to paint and repair our casitas. Thank you to all those people who came to help out and also to Anya Neyman who gave instruction in Vajra Dance as well as helped paint! We hope to organize another 'Karma Yoga' week to maintain and beautify our wilderness Retreat Center either next month or before the winter retreat season starts in November. Please help us take good care of this unique and beautiful wilderness retreat center!

Early morning meditation on the deck

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tsegyalgar East, Khandroling Paper Cooperative

Tsegyalgar East, Mass USA 
Khandroling Paper Cooperative

Dear International Community,

If anyone is traveling to Tsegyalgar East, please join us at Khandroling Paper Cooperative for any of our weekly open studios, on-going workshops in papermaking, printmaking and visiting contemplative arts offerings. Visit our webpages for updated news at   or by appointment. All our events are offered by donation.

Founded in 2012, we provide ongoing support for local artists interested in combining artistic expression in the context of our special mission to recycle sacred texts and provide a contemplative environment for artmaking. 

We are currently developing our Lotus Paper Fundraising project under the direction of the Red Gakyil to benefit restoration of the Tsegyalgar East historic Schoolhouse in preparation for the 2017 250th Anniversary of the founding of the town of Conway. Karma Yoga activities in the paper cooperative are available year-round in support of this project. [Information forthcoming]. Please contact red gakyil member Amanda Pollock for further information at

Our members include practitioners from local Shambhala, Vipassana and Dzogchen Communities as well as regional school teachers and artists. We remain deeply grateful to the Tsegylagar East Gakyil for its support of our presence in the Gar. 

2016 Spring/Summer Events Schedule

  • Sunday April 3--10:00AM-4:00 PM with Tibetan Translator, Dara Juels, Writing the Mani Mantra
  • Saturday, April 10 Open Studio in papermaking and printmaking
  • Saturdays, May 14, 21, and 28 Workshops in Tibetan art and big screen paper
  • July 8-9 Amulet and Tibetan art workshop with visiting artist, Carmen Mensink
  • July 27-29, our 4th Annual Khandroling Gathering on the land
  • August 27 Bookmaking with visiting artist Patricia Lehnhardt
  • September/October Dates TBA Meditation with One Stroke and Big Brush Calligraphy workshops with visiting artist, Khechung Lizzee
For further information, contact Jacqueline at