On 27th of September it will have been a year since the Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu left this life on earth.
During his life Chögyal Namkhai Norbu diffused in many directions his ideas on culture, art, spiritually and social engagement.
In one of his last public engagements, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Matterella bestowed on him the highest honour of Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, for his exceptional commitment and contribution to society as a whole.
For this motive we have thought to honour his memory through various audio-visual events that describe various aspects of his life and will be held in Merigar and in nearby Arcidosso.
These moments represent the seeds to be planted and the furrow to follow for our Community, in developing his work as a Master of peace and of culture.
The events we offer to the public at large will be:
* A photographic exhibition in the mandala hall to tell of the Community Gars (sites) throughout the world.
* A visit to the library with a focus on the books written by the Master.
* A spectacular instillation in the Gönpa with 4 large screens to demonstrate various aspects of the Dance of the Vajra in the various Gars.
In the room dedicated to the exhibition in MACO in Arcidosso
*An exhibition “meditation in motion” that presents the various forms of dance, whether sacred or folk dances from popular Tibetan Culture, with a focus on the revelations of Rinpoche in the Dance of the Vajra and Khaita.
In the Aldobrandesco castle in Arcidosso:
* An exhibition of the activities of ASIA for the preservation of the spiritual, cultural and environmental heritage in Tibet and Himalayan countries.
Online at the Merigar website:
* A timeline of the Master’s life with the most important moments.
The Dzogchen Community of Merigar has organised three days of intense practice dedicated to Guruyoga in the Merigar Gönpa. You can find the detail of the program on the website pages dedicated to practitioners.
5pm The Castle Conference Hall
6pm Castle Ground floor room
ASIA Onlus photographic exhibition: The activities of ASIA to safeguard the spiritual cultural and environmental heritage of the Himalayan countries.
M.A.C.O. Exhibition room, first floor.
MEDITATION IN MOTION—footsteps To The Sublime The world of sacred Tibetan dance
7pm MERIGAR GÖNPA
Installation Spectacle, projection on 4 large screens of films of the vajra dance from all over the world.
Follows a live performance of the Song of the Vajra, by Roberto Cacciapaglia (electric piano) and An Chi Huang (soprano)
Aperitif between the east and west
10am Arcidosso, Shang Shung Editions Bookshop, (Via Lazzeretti) Presentation of the books of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, (10-12am, 3-6pm)
from 3pm Merigar, Mandala hall, Photographic exhibition showing the Dzogchen Community Gars across the world.
from 3pm Merigar library visit with particular attention to the works of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
6pm Merigar Gönpa, Open lesson of the Dance of the Vajra