Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Webcasts of Teachings
The most accurate place to view the webcast schedule is Rinpoche's calendar at www.melong.com  Most of Rinpoche's teachings are available by Open Webcast. 

Transmission of Guru Yoga
Transmission of Guru Yoga directly from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu via live internet 
is available three times a year on special world-wide live transmission dates where the entire world wide community participates at the same time.

To listen to a webcast go to the actual Dzogchen Community Webcast site: Dzogchen.net for World-Wide Transmission connection via the internet. Individuals planning on participating in the WWT for the first time are invited to attend an explanation at home via speaker phone hook-up before the actual WW Transmission or with local sangha in person. The dates and hook up information are posted a few weeks before the transmission. Participants for the first time will also need either the practice book, Guruyoga (the practice is in the back of the book), or DVD. Please contact the Shang Shung Bookstore at the link provided below to purchase.

Dates for Live 2016/2017 Webcasts:

MARCH 11-12, 2017, Anniversary of Garab Dorje. 
AUGUST - TBA,  2017, Anniversary of Padmasambhava & Yeshe Tsogyal. 
NOVEMBER - TBA, 2017, Anniversary of Adzom Drukpa. 


Membership in the Dzogchen Community

The easiest way to become a new member is online at: tsegyalgarwest.org  Look under the menu item "Get involved" then  "Membership"

To renew your existing membership:

Direct link to the IDC website www.dzogchen.net

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dream Yoga 2017 in Todos Santos

Register with Retreat Manager, Jimena at: jigarcial@hotmail.com

Week Long Green Tara Retreat - Special Discounts

An rare opportunity to go deep into practice in the vast desert tropical mountains of the Sierra de Lagunas. 

Special new discounted inclusive pricing includes 
food, accommodation and Tara!
Shared casita: $70 USD/day was $90/day 
Dorm $60/day was $70/day
Camping: $50/day was $65/day

Daily attendance available
IDC Membership discount prices available 
 Limited work trade available, no one turned away for lack of funds​
​    Exchange rate 20:1
 Please contact Retreat Manager

 or Secretary for more information.

To Pre Register: www.tsegyalgarwest.org 

Or pay Retreat Manager upon Arrival​

Please arrive by the 21st in the afternoon. Retreat starts in the evening 
and ends on the morning of the 28th.

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Year's Retreat - Chod and Vajra Dance

Starts in the evening of December 30th at 7pm
Come to get settled in the afternoon if possible!

Two Sacred Trees - Tsegyalgar East and West

Fire on the Mountain: David Leskowitz 

on the Sacred Trees of Tsegyalgar West and East

I first visited Tsegyalgar East in 2005 when I first met Rinpoche, but I did not visit 
Khandroling at that time. Only after Emily and I stayed in Baja, at Tsegyalgar West in 2014 
for a few months, did we venture to the Land of Dakinis.

At the Baja Gar, what the geko referred to as the Mother Tree, an ancient white ficus, 
guards a stone portal to the Naga realm (or so some have dreamed). At least, she 
provides the land and its visitors with a central place for a shrine where we can make 
offerings of sang and serkyem to the dozens of realms seen and unseen.

These unique Zalate trees are native to Baja California, and feed off the fungus covering 
he black stones they sprout from. The white bark that seems to have melted like wax 
poured from above, provides only a thin, papery skin for these venerable grandmothers. 
Yet somehow they endure through hurricanes and rough weather for centuries, covering 
their home-stones with vast root systems.

When we first saw Khandroling at the inauguration of the Vajra Hall in 2015 we were drawn, 
like most visitors are, to the Silver Birch cluster where, through even more papery-thin bark, 
our Rinpoche has carved a venerable symbol of his Vast and Luminous lineage. The parallel 
hit us both immediately, that an ancient stone hearth with guardian white tree marks the portals 
found at both of our Sangha’s sacred lands.

--David Leskowitz

Friday, December 9, 2016

Join us for December Retreats 2016

You are warmly welcome to participate in any of the Holiday Retreats!
Download a flyer in Español or English ....


See Retreats and Registration page

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Elias Capriles - Events in November

Elias Capriles
November 21, 2016 Public Talk
San Jose del Cabo, BCS
“Buddhism, Dzogchen and Transmission” 
“Budismo, Dzogchén y e sentido de la Transmisión”
Place and Time 

Buddhism and Dzogchen:
The Innermost Essence
of the Buddhist Teachings

con Elias Capriles
November 22, 2016 Public Talk 7 p.m.
Quatro Vientos en Todos Santos
Dzogchen explained in the context of the most basic and universal of all Buddhist teachings, which is that of the Four Noble Truths —among which the Fourth, rather than being explained in terms of the Eightfold Noble Path, will be explained in terms of the Three Paths of Liberation. Afternoon talk

Budismo y Dzogchén:
La Quintesencia de las Enseñanzas Budistas

con Elias Capriles

Lectura 7 pm
Quatro Vientos en Todos Santos
Noviembre 22, 2016
El Dzogchén explicado en el contexto de la enseñanza más básica y universal del budismo, que es la de las Cuatro Nobles Verdades —entre las cuales la cuarta, en vez de explicarse en términos del Óctuple Noble Sendero, se explicará en términos de los Tres Senderos de Liberación.

November 23rd 2016, WWT 
Anniversary of Azom Drugpa
Quatro Vientos en Todos Santos
Explanation and Transmission via live web-cast 
Practitioners of the world wide community join together to receive the Dzogchen transmission from Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche. Open to all who are sincerely interested in the ancient knowledge of the  Dzogchen Tradition.

Retreats at Tsegyalgar West

Nov 24- 25, 2016 

The Whole of Dzogchen in the Base of Santi Maha Sangha 
con Elias Capriles
La Totalidad del Dzogchén en la Base del Santi Maha Sangha
The retreat is for both new people and experienced practitioners

November 25 to 27, 2016 

Weekend Rushen Retreat
con Elias Capriles

Semzins and Ruxen, Outer Ruxen afternoon practice in the arroyos

An extraordinary opportunity !

Elías Capriles is a Santi Maha Sangha Teacher appointed by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, whom he met in 1977 in Boudhanath. He practiced Dzogchen in retreats on the Himalayas between 1977 and the end of 1982, after receiving Tregs chod instructions from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Dungse Thinle Norbu Rinpoche. He also received teachings and transmissions from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse, Dodrub Chen Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche and Pema Norbu Rimpoche.  He is retired from the Chair of Eastern Studies at the University of The Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, where he taught Philosophy, Buddhism, Asian Religions, Globalization and Asian Aesthetics and Arts.