Dzogchen Seattle

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We are over a dozen people here following the teachings of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. We do not have a 'center' in the Seattle area. It's usually around 4 to 10 people practicing informally together. We meet about 2 to 3 times a month at Heidi & Daniel' s house in Juanita, Kirkland, and also at the homes of other members. In addition we meet for practice days several times a year.  Practice dates are being posted below and updated frequently. In March 2006 we founded a Gakyil in Seattle and started to invite teachers from the Dzogchen Community after meeting more informally since 1997.

Upcoming Dzogchen Community Events

Collective Practice Calendar
Important: please confirm attendance by email at least one day in advance .


Wednesday March 4, 2015 is Garab Dorje anniversary

Direct Transmission live webcast from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu 
Kirkland at 6:30pm - transmission starts sharp at 7pm
If you would need explanations please let us know and we meet a bit earlier.

Here the next series of group practices.

3-20-2015 Friday New Moon Ganapuja Kirkland at 7:00pm

 4-4-2015 Saturday Full Moon Ganapuja Kirkland at 7:30pm


Upcoming Webcasts of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu:
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is the founder and guide of the worldwide Dzogchen Community. He was born in 1938 in Derge in Eastern Tibet and has been recognized as the reincarnation of a great Dzogchen teacher. In 1976 he began to give Dzogchen teachings first in Italy and then in many other countries. Main centers are located in Italy, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Australia and Romania.

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in Tenerife, November 2011

The Dzogchen teachings are neither a philosophy, nor a religious doctrine, nor a cultural tradition. Understanding the message of the teachings means discovering one's own true condition, stripped of all the self-deceptions and falsifications, which the mind creates. The very meaning of the term Dzogchen, "Great Perfection", refers to the true primordial state of every individual, and not to any transcendent reality.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is a Dzogchen master of Tibetan Buddhism highly trained in the Buddhist traditions of meditation, philosophy and medicine.

At his birth in 1938 at Geug, in the region of Derge (Eastern Tibet), Chögyal Namkhai Norbu was recognized as the reincarnation of the great Dzogchen teacher Adzam Drugpa (1842-1934). When he was five years old he was further recognized by the 16th Karmapa as the mind emanation of Drug Zhabdrung Rinpoche, a prior reincarnation of the master Padma Karpo.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu studied with some of the most important masters of his time and completed the training required by Buddhist tradition in both Sutra and Tantra. At the age of sixteen, he met Master Rigdzin Changchub Dorje, who introduced him to the authentic knowledge of the Dzogchen teachings.
In 1960 he was invited to Europe by the great Tibetan scholar Guisseppe Tucci and appointed Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the Oriental Institute, University of Naples. Since his retirement from the University of Naples, Rinpoche has traveled extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, the former Soviet Union and Asia transmitting in a direct and open way the precious treasury of Dzogchen teachings. He teaches in English, Italian and Tibetan according to the audience.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is author of many books and articles including The Crystal and the Way of Light (Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd), Dzogchen the Self-Perfected State (Penguin Group), The Cycle of day and Night (Station Hill Press), and The Supreme Source (Snow Lion Publications).



Rinpoche offers many teachings via live audio and/or video webcasts on the internet.  Many of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's retreat teachings are being offered to the worldwide Dzogchen Community as webcasts.

Restricted webcasts are available only to members of the Dzogchen Community. Open Webcasts are available to all sincere practitioners interested in the Dzogchen teaching.


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