THE SANTI MAHA SANGHA TRAINING
Santi Maha Sangha is a course of study and practice in ten levels that was started by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1994. The aim of Santi Maha Sangha, which in the ancient language of Oddiyana means ‘Dzogchen Commmunity’, is to guarantee the continuation of the Dzogchen teaching as it was originally transmitted by Garab Dorje.
After the ‘Base’ level, whose contents are presented in The Precious Vase, there are three levels dedicated to Semde, three to Longde and the final three to Mennagde or Upadesha. Studying the ‘Santi Maha Sangha’ books, which constitute the quintessence of the Dzogchen teachings as compiled with great care by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu over many years from original Dzogchen texts, thus enables us to deepen our understanding of Dzogchen in all its aspects.
The Santi Maha Sangha Teacher Training is aimed at those students with an aptitude for teaching in the future. However, the Base Level training is open, and indeed recommended to all individuals who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the Dzogchen teachings. Some students are already accredited teachers of the Base and First Level training.
To know more:
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu about SMS: Rinpoche on SMS ENG 2008
INFORMATIONS ABOUT EXAMS AND DOCUMENTATIONS
Exam procedure: New message for SMS 2014 ENG – New Procedure for SMS Exams 2016 ENG
Application for SMS exam: download form Application for Admission to SMS Exams ENG 2008
SMS base level practices: SMS Base Level Practices
Karmayoga: download form KARMA YOGA FORM ENG 2008
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HOW TO ORGANIZE EXAMS AND TRAININGS
Useful information to organize SMS event: USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE GAKYILS WHICH ARE ORGANIZING SANTI MAHA SANGHA EVENTS ENG
SMS Teacher Training procedure: document
SANTI MAHA SANGHA TEACHERS