Our world is changing at an incredible speed. Many things have already been lost, many things are yet to disappear. This is the distressing observation that many of us are making at the moment. When we realize our global situation, this inevitably leads to strong emotional responses, to feverish states of mind… This observation has naturally led to the topic of the Dzogchen Today! events of 2023: “solastalgia, urgency of the end and Dzogchen practice”. During this year we will address the threefold problem of what has already been lost (solastalgia), what is yet to be lost (urgency of the end) and how to use these conditions in a constructive perspective for ourselves and (well) beyond (Dzogchen practice). Can we deal with or look at nostalgia, sadness, and regrets for what has already been lost differently? The anguish, anticipation and urgency of what is yet to be lost?
We will see that the tradition of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, can provide essential answers to these problems through simple practices that can be used in our daily lives, wherever we are. Setting oneself in motion can make all the difference for the world, this is the vocation of the Dzogchen Today! project.
This weekend will be for us the opportunity to approach the subject via the angle of the solastalgia while treating the two other points also.
We will alternate theoretical exposition, discussions and practical exercises to be able to leave with a general knowledge on the subject and exercises to integrate easily in our daily life.