Los Angeles Gakyil
Blue: Michael Hass, Svetlana Bisbol
Yellow: Gregg Johnson, Nury Serrano
Red: Sanford Bardwell, Dewey Ambrosino, Beth Stiller
Gakyil: The management and organization of the various centers and groups of the Dzogchen Community are taken care of by the Gakyil (lit. 'mandala of joy'), an entity made up of three sections (indicated by the colors yellow, red and blue) which, according to an ancient Buddhist system, correspond to the three aspects of the individual (body, energy and mind}.
The yellow Gakyil (linked to the body dimension) takes care of financial management, the red Gakyil (linked to the energy dimension) of activities and projects regarding maintenance and development of the local activities, the blue Gakyil (linked to the mind dimension) of cultural activities and those linked to the practice.
The Gakyil is a collective body without any type of hierarchy within it and decisions are taken by common agreement of all the members. There can be three, six or nine Gakyil members who are elected each year. Besides the local Gakyils there is also the International Gakyil which is in direct contact with the Master and has a role of management and coordination.
To contact a Los Angeles Gakyil member write to DZcommunityLA@gmail.com