Dzogchen Sangha Retreat. Deepening our Practice in Dzogchen with Oliver Leick and Gabriella Schneider

Event Date:

July 28, 2024

Event Time:


Event Location:

Merigar East

Experiencing the greatness of collaboration

The retreat

The retreat aims to deepen our knowledge of some of the most well-known practices of our Dzogchen Community, such as Thun, Ganapuja, Green Tara, Guru Yoga of the White A, Invocation of Samantabhadra, Purification of the Cause of the Six Lokas. The emphasis is on the essence of all these practices, the state of Guru Yoga, and attention is also paid to the correct presentation of mudras and melodies.
Oliver and Gabriella will take us on a diverse journey where we will practice together, share our experiences, deepen the profound knowledge transmitted by our Master, enjoy life in Merigar East and strengthen our relationship as a Dzogchen Community.

During this retreat, we will also enjoy Khaita Joyful Dances and Vajra Dance with Martina Krejcova.

This retreat is restricted, requiring transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu or Yeshi Namkhai, or a genuine intention to receive it as soon as possible.

It will be held online and in person.


You can read the detailed schedule with the topics of each session here.


Gabriella Schneider

Gabriella Schneider

Gabriella Schneider teaches meditation, according to the series of Sutra, Tantra and Atiyoga teachings called Santi Maha Sangha. Prof. Namkhai Norbu authorized her as an instructor in 2016. Since then, she has conducted more than 12 meditation retreats and many teaching sessions, live and online...

Oliver Leick

Oliver Leick

Oliver Leick is among the early students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, having discovered his precious teachings back in 1977. He has been authorized by Rinpoche as a Santi Maha Sangha Base Level and Yantra Yoga instructor and has been teaching for more than 40 years. In his responsibility as the vice-president of the Atiyoga Foundation he is also the coordination the International Shang Shung Institute.

He is a brilliant, experienced instructor bringing great clarity and insight.

Donations and zoom link

Upon registration to this retreat, you should make a donation. We listed suggested donations, to cover the costs of this event. Your donations are vital for Merigar East’s survival. If you cannot donate this amount, please consider supporting any Gar and Ling with Karma yoga. Also, contact us, explaining your circumstances. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.


The retreat will be held in English. If you do not understand English, upon registration, you can indicate your language and we will try to search for translation options. You can also help us by finding a volunteer translator for your language.


You can stay in our facilities, we would be happy to host you. In this way, you can experience the retreat in an immersive manner, and dedicate your time to the practices. We are also 10 minutes from the sea, so you can relax and enjoy during the breaks. We offer accommodation in our dormitory (shared rooms) and in the camping. You can select these options below, the prices differ whether you are a paying member of the International Dzogchen Community or not. You can extend your stay for longer by contacting us.


We are a community and everyone can take turns to contribute to the food preparation, cooking, shopping, assisting or doing the dishes. Nonetheless, everyone is free choose the options that best suit them and also eat on their own, if they wish. Our house has a large, well-equipped kitchen for you to use.

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Donation Type Registration Qty Donation

Suggested donation for in-person participation of non-IDC members in 2024

IDC members

Suggested donation for in-person participation for IDC members in 2024


Suggested donation for those attending online


Extra Service:

Accomodation in the dormitory (8 nights, for members of IDC)
Accomodation in the dormitory (8 nights, for non IDC members)
Camping place (8 nights, per person, for IDC members)
Camping place (8 nights, per person, for non-members)
Quantity: Total
  • Merigar East
  • 23 August
  • Jud. Constanta
  • 900705
  • Romania

Event Schedule Details

  • July 28, 2024 10:00   -   August 4, 2024 12:30
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