What we're about

This is an official public group of practicioners of an ancient teaching called Dzogchen or 'The Great Perfection' in Holland. The Dutch Dzogchen Community was established in the Netherlands more than 25 years ago.

Creating this group we are not aiming to gather as much members or as much profit as possible. The idea is to create a possibility to learn about the Teaching for the ones who has interest in it.

This spiritual path, which is open to all, involves working towards self-awareness; personal freedom is an essential aspect so there is no obligation to follow rules or take monastic vows.
The fundamental practice consist of reaching a deep knowledge of oneself and one's essential existence through the various experiences of daily life.
For this reason, Dzogchen is particularly well suited to the needs of modern society.
The International Dzogchen Community, organised by an eminent Tibetan scholar and Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is thus seen as a place for sharing and exchange for people who share the same path towards knowledge.

Read more about International Dzogchen Community:
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and https://www.facebook.com/rangdrolling/
Being aware of your state is a main practice of a Dzogchen practicioner. In order to help achieving that Dzogchen Community organises various activity for Community members. From time to time we organize "open" events for interested people outside the Dzogchen Community so everybody can have a possibility to meet this knowledge. 

Upcoming events (1)

Tibetan Astrology: the interdependence of the elements in the fabric of reality.

In this public talk, we will be introduced to the marvellous world of Tibetan Astrology: the 8 individual aspects, the cycle of the 12 animals, the 5 elements, the 9 Mewas and how these play in our life, threading through positive and negative circumstances in interdependent links.

We will explore how this knowledge came to be within the ancient Bon shamanism first, and then in the Abidharma and in Tibetan Buddhism.

To attend this public talk RSVP to this MeetUp.


For those who wish to attend, the public talk will be followed on Feb 24th to 26th by a course in Amsterdam to make your own Namkha according to the teaching of Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: having calculated our natal chart, we will observe the interactions between the 5 elements, in our physical body, vital force, capacity and fortune, and how these play out in our life. We will then bind their potentiality fabricating a beautiful object of wood and laced cotton, to harmonise the conflictual relations between our birth and life elements, and influence directly, in a positive way, health, prosperity, and relations in our daily life. The course will end with a sacred ceremony to empower the Namkha on March 1st.

The public talk contribution fee will be deducted in this case from the course fee.
To read more about the course follow this link: https://mailchi.mp/2d2c69ca975d/namkhacourse2023

Past events (51)

Breathing and Yoga week-end course

Svaha Yoga