SMS – course on base level

Dear Merigar West practitioners,

We are happy to offer a comprehensive course, that will also be available in closed webcast, of explanations and practice of “The Precious Vase” (the Base of Santi Maha Sangha), open to all practitioners of the Dzogchen Community.

The course is divided into 5 sessions which will be led throughout 2014 by the Merigar SMS Base teachers in rotation, according to the following schedule:

1) February 8-9: Introduction to the study and practice of “The Precious Vase” chap. I and II (up to par. 4) FABIO RISOLO

2) April 12-13: Up to the end of chap. II and chap. III OLIVER LEICK

3) May 17-18: Chap. IV JAKOB WINKLER

4) August 11-17: Chapter V and Chapter VI (the explanation of chap. V in the morning, in the afternoon practices in chapter VI) ELIO GUARISCO – SASHA PUBANTS – IGOR LEGATI – FABIO RISOLO

5) October 11-12: Chap VII, VIII, IX RAFFAELLA BLASI

We invite you to come and attend the course at Merigar, Arcidosso because getting away from everyday life, coming to a place that has been empowered such as Merigar, meeting other people who are studying the same texts and sharing your path is definitely an experience that is not only enjoyable but also deep and meaningful. In particular, we recommend coming to Merigar the week of August when we deal with Chapter V and the practices: they will be 7 intense and very significant days in the path of the base.

We are aware that for some people coming to Merigar is not easy and for this reason we think that the opportunity to follow the course in webcast is something that everyone can appreciate. In this way, everyone will be able to follow the various meetings without having to travel with all its economic and logistical problems.

In addition the different Merigar Lings can be free from addressing the various problems related to the management, organization and logistics of the courses.

Those who subscribe to the webcast will be asked for a small financial commitment of 10 euros per day to cover the costs. 


The cost is the same if you come to Merigar or if you follow in webcast.

This means that the cost will be 20 euros for meetings 1-2-3-5 and 70 euros for meeting 4.

This contribution will also give you the possibility to download the audio file of the meeting in the days following.

For those who subscribe directly to all sessions by 31 January there will be a special discount – the cost will be 120 euro instead of 150.

We are trying to keep the cost as low as possible in order to give everyone the opportunity to follow and at the same time to cover the costs of the webcast, a small reimbursement for the instructors and the office work, so we ask you to consider that registration is for your personal use.

We urge the various lings and gakyils to organize groups, which are very useful in order to concentrate better and exchange ideas with fellow students; to streamline the work of the Merigar office they can also collect fees from the individual on the spot and then send them altogether to Merigar.

Please enroll for the course as soon as possible by filling out the form before January 31. You can also indicate your choice of payment on the form.

This is the link:

There are three possible options for payment:

1.Bank draft

Banca Etruria , GR Castel del Piano branch, Italy

c / n . ABI 1718 CAB 72190 05 390

IBAN Code IT68 Y053 9072 1900 0000 0001 718

SWIFT / BIC code ARBAIT33126


2.By paypal

Loc Merigar 58031 Arcidosso GR (Grosseto )

3.Paying your Ling which then communicates with Merigar .

Once you have enrolled we will contact you with the password required to access the webcast and the download.

For questions please write to


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