Santi Maha Sangha Base Exam in Dzamling Gar

We are very happy to announce: 
Santi Maha Sangha Base Exam in Dzamling Gar, next March 24-26, 2015.
Santi Maha Sangha Level 1 Training in Dzamling Gar, next March 27-1April 2015.



To register for the Santi Maha Sangha Base Level exam:

  • You must be a member of the Dzogchen Community. (For the Base Level exam the membership fee must have been paid at least one year before the examination.)
  • You must complete the official forms, including the admission request and a record of your Karma Yoga collaboration and send it to the Gakyil of your local Ling or Gar by 18th February.
  • You cannot consider yourself enrolled in the examination until you receive written confirmation that your admission request has been approved by the examiners.


Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga service to the Community, obligatory for entrance to all SMS examinations, must have begun at least a year prior to the Base exam (if the exam is scheduled for 2015, the Karma Yoga must have started no later than 2014).
Any suitable work offered for the benefit of the Dzogchen Community is valid as Karma Yoga, provided that it is done upon request of, or agreement with, the Dzogchen Community Gakyils and related associations (Shang Shung Institute or Edizioni, A.S.I.A.). Therefore Karma Yoga should always be arranged through the Gakyils, Shang Shung Institute/Edizioni and A.S.I.A.

If your Karma Yoga was done for a Community organisation(s) other than the local Gakyil, the you should send the corresponding form, completed, to the appropriate organisation, which is responsible for validating it and sending it to the Blue Gakyil at Dzamling Gar: and to the SMS of the International Dzogchen Community


SMS Base Level Exam Application Form
Karma Yoga Hours Form (If it was NOT done for the local Gakyil)
Rinpoche’s commentaries on SMS

More info about Santi Maha Sangha you can find at:



  • Be a member of the Dzogchen Community for at least 1 year prior to examination.
  • Complete your application form and Karma Yoga form (if necessary) by 18th February and send it to your Local Gakyil who will then validate and send it to the SMS coordinator.


Gakyils of Gars and Lings:


Please forward validated applications as soon as possible to the SMS coordinator Emmanuel Jouan ASAP:


Next week, from MONDAY & THURSDAY from 18.00-20.00.
(October 6/ October 23)
Second Modul: It will continue an interactive study group,
facilitated by Instructor: Alexander (Sasha) Pubants
Please bring a copy of “The precious Vase” and a copy of SMS Preliminary Practices of the Base.
Also available by Skype, but in any case it is recommended to book in advance.
It costs 10 Euros per session.

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