Does anyone have any experience starting local practice groups, specifically in the Dzogchen Community? I am sure that there are regulations about this, but I am just looking to start something informal, doing collective practices together, ganapuja, watching webcasts and the like. I have put the word out in my town, and there is definately interest in meeting for meditation, but this is mostly from non-Buddhists who have no desire to get transmission and practice Dzogchen. I posted earlier today in another thread about my situation. I recently bought a three bedroom house in North Conway, NH. I would love to use it as a center for practice, whatever that may look like. I have two rooms for rent and am working on a shrine room. Also have a barn that I would like to turn into some sort of retreat structure. There is even possibilities of getting some teachers in for teachings. Right now this is a kind of fantasy for me. But that fantasy could grow into a vision and then perhaps a reality. I just need people! Its lonely being the only practitioner around. I am involved in a number of sanghas but they are all far away, although Tsegyalgar is pretty close.
So, are there any Dzoghcen practitioners in NH out there? Am I really the only one. If your out there, and would like to meet up, please contact me. I know that distance makes it hard, and our time is precious. If anyone is in the area or thinking of coming here let me know. Its a really nice mountain town under the shadow of Mt. Washington. I do a lot of backcountry skiing and rock and ice climbing, in fact there is an old quarry behind the house that forms some pretty neat ice drips that I play around on in the winter. Sorry to turn this into the Dzogchen classifieds, I really would just like to connect with some other practitioners. I also practice the Yangzab cycle of teachings and go to VT often for retreats so if there's anyone with these transmissions in the area I would love to do a practice retreat sometime on the Three Roots or Tsewang Dzinpa. If your out there, I would love to meet you.