Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Southern Gar News

Translator and scholar, Elio Guarisco, is currently visiting Australia leading retreats at Namgyalgar South near Tilba Tilba in Southern NSW and Namgyalgar North in the Glasshouse Mountains on QLD's Sunshine Coast. As well he has been giving public talks in Tilba, Sydney and Brisbane. 
 Elio is a Level 2 Santi Maha Sangha instructor and senior student of the Tibetan Dzogchen Master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

In between his translating work for Shang Shung Institute he travels to the various gars and lings of the Dzogchen Community delivering trainings and leading retreats.

Public talk on Tibetan Book Of The Dead at Tilba Hall NSW

It has been wonderful to have a teacher with Elio's breadth of knowledge and experience visit our community. Born in Italy, Elio received a Master of Arts before traveling to India to study Buddhism. On his return from India he moved to Switzerland where for ten years he learned Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy under one of the Dalai Lama's philosophical advisers.

Invited by the late Kagyu teacher, Kalu Rinpoche, Elio spent almost twenty years in India working on the Encyclopedia on Indo Tibetan Knowledge known as Shes bya kun khyab (Myriad Worlds, Buddhist Ethics,  Systems of Buddhist Tantra,  The Elements of Tantric Practice) authored by Kongtrul the Great, which is being published in separate volumes by Snow Lion Publications. During this time Elio developed a keen interest in Tibetan medicine and its relationship with the Dzogchen teachings.

Since 2003 he has been actively engaged in the Ka-ter  project of the Shang Shung Institute of Austria. He is also the instructor of the Training for Translators from Tibetan language and also works for the Dzogchen Tantra Translation Project.

At Namgyalgar South, a Dzogchen Community retreat centre on the southern slopes of Mt Gulaga, near Tilba Tilba in NSW, Elio led a retreat on Goma Devi and a level 1 SMS training before heading to Gar North in QLD's Glasshouse Mountains. For more info re upcoming events read here.

This blog is authored by Jan Cornall and is not an official blog of the Dzogchen Community.
For info re The Dzogchen Community of Namgyalgar go here.

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