In Switzerland, a group of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's students make up the Dzogchen Community of Switzerland. The objective of the community is to organize common practices and courses of the Dzogchen teachings recieved from our Master.
Rinpoche has asked us to make sure that people have participated in Dzogchen Community activities for at least three consecutive years before becoming a member. For this reason we offer the Welcome Card to perspective members. The Welcome Card is intended as a “pass” which enables the holder to access the facilities of the Dzogchen Community and to participate in its activities. Subscribing to this “pass” for three consecutive years is also a prerequisite requested for becoming a member of the IDC.
To apply for a Welcome Card simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address plus a brief description of your motive for joining. Your membership will become valid once your
subscription has been received. The subscription fee is the same as the fee for any level of membership.
1. Ordinary Membership = 160.- Fr/ year. Gives 20% off the prices of the retreats with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and courses, with the exception for the courses under point 2.
2. Sustaining Membership = 620.- Fr/year. Gives 80% off prices of the retreats with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and courses, with the exception for the courses of the Shang Shung Institute, SMS courses and exams, and Yantra-Yoga and Vajra Dance "Teachers Training" courses. Free use of retreat cabins at Merigar. The Mirror and Merigar Letter are included.
3. Meritorious Membership = 1880.- Fr /year. 100% off prices of the retreats with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and courses, with the exception for the courses of the Shang Shung Institute, SMS courses and exams, and Yantra-Yoga and Vajra Dance "Teachers Training" courses. A personnal e-mail account with acces to the Merigar website and photos is included. Publications of the Shang Shung Editions are free, and a nice present is offered, changing every year.
4. Reduced Membership = 65.- Fr/year (for persons on social help). The demand to have the reduced membership fees is to be adressed the the Gakyil and renewed every year as necessary. If not renewed, the membership becomes an ordinary membership. Gives 50% off the prices of the retreats with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and courses, with the exception for the courses under point 2.
All members are listed in the mailing lists of the Dzogchen Community receiving information and have access to the electronic publication The Mirror. They can listen freely to the Webcasts (live teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche transmitted via internet).
NB: As Lings have the possibility to modify the conditions of the courses they organize, be sure to check by yourself the fee of the course, as well as the amount of reduced price you can have.
The membership is valid through the calendar year and is due before March 31.
Dzogchen Community Schweiz
Post account: 19-28555-1
IBAN : CH42 0900 0000 1902 8555 1
Valid : March 2013. All rights of modification withhold.
Local communities exist in the following places:
061 271 45 51
031 829 40 23
022 731 24 33
078 852 61 66
6288 Schongau (LU)
041 917 02 45
Tony Lenherr: 076 538 12 88