michaelb wrote:I'm very interested in watching the webcasts for this retreat. I might join the Dzogchen Community for this purpose. I have attended teachings and watched webcasts before and had some contact with DC members in my area. I'm a little undecided as to whether it is okay to join just for one teaching. How easy is it to join and how much of a commitment is it? Can one leave when one wants or is there a minimum period when one must be a member; a year, for example? I'm not saying that I plan to only join for a short period, but I was just wondering.
Well you pay the membership for the whole year. If you don't renew the membership next year you'll no longer be a member. There is no commitment for being a member other than paying the fee. I'm not sure how easy it is to join since I've joined five years ago and so don't remember, but I don't think it's difficult hehe. You should check out the DC website for the country you're in. Some people here joined more recently so perhaps they'll chip in. It would probably be good to hurry though, Friday is not far off.
I've received a Dorje Drollo empowerment and attended group practice, but I've never received much teaching on it, and I would like to understand the practice better and I hope this would be a good way to do that.
I'm afraid I can't advise you on that, no idea about this teaching besides what was said in this thread. Except I think Rinpoche said there are many volumes of this teaching so he will teach the essence of it.