Who are we – an overview

The roots of our community are firmly set in the ancient Buddhist lineages, mainly preserved and transmitted over the centuries in India and Tibet. Our teacher, Lama Ivo, whose vision the Sky Dharma Community represents, and the core group of practitioners around whom the community formed all come from a serious Buddhist background.  Many of us have studied with eminent Tibetan teachers for decades and we have close links to the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and some of the most special tantric Vajrayana and Dzogchen lineages of this tradition are transmitted and practiced within the community.

At the same time as a group we chose to be independent of any religious institutions and schools. Our primary focus is Dzogchen practice, as preserved in the Vima Nyingtik and the Khandro Nyingtik, as well as a couple of Dag snang; (དག་སྣང།) cycles of teachings, mainly the “Primordial Space of Samantabhadra”. We are focusing on these practices free of cultural hangups and limitations. This is the primary function of our community – a culmination of more than two decades of organic development. If you want to learn more about our history, keep reading this section of the website.

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For more information on our legacy Buddhist lineages, please see: “An Account of Dharma Received“.

For more information on the “pure vision” lineages (Tib. Dag snang; དག་སྣང།) please see: “Our Dzogchen Lineages