The Dzogchen Community in Australia and Asia Pacific
Namgyalgar South was established in 1994 as a centre for the study and practice of Dzogchen in Australia and the Asia Pacific region and is one of the main international Gars of the Dzogchen community.
A retreat center is located near Central Tilba in New South Wales and adjoins a flora and fauna reserve at the summit of Mount Gulaga, an important sacred site of the local Aboriginal Yuin people. The centre is supported by the local practitioners living in the area who hold regular practice and study sessions.
A Gekö or caretaker resides at the retreat centre and all visitors are welcome. Personal and group retreat facilities are available for practitioners. While the centre provides a focus for the activities of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in the area, teaching and practice retreats are held in various capital cities and regional centres on a regular basis.
Namgyalgar North was established in December 2010. Situated inland of the Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island in the South and the Sunshine Coast to the north, this Gar is nestled within the benevolent gaze of the Glasshouse Mountains and principally the mother and son mountains of Beerwah and Coonowrin. See Namgyalgar North webpage for further contact details.