Dear Friends at the Gars and Lings,
We would like to send you some important information about The Mirror for the coming year. Firstly, with the New Year, The Mirror will be moving from the 'umbrella' of Shang Shung Institute to the ‘umbrella’ of the International Dzogchen Community and the IG, which will bring about a few changes.
Our online website – melong.com – will become an online journal in a blog style format, where we will continue to do our best to bring you the most recent news from our global Community, keep you updated on Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s latest schedule and publish feature articles, videos and photos from our worldwide sangha. Other new features we intend to incorporate in the online journal include the possibility to print out material and readers will no longer need to login to access articles. We are planning to present the new online Mirror in late January after the last issue of 2013, no.125, has been published.
At the same time, the changes will also mean that there will be an interim period during which we will not be publishing the paper version of the newspaper due, unfortunately, to being unable to sustain its cost. If circumstances permit and there is sufficient interest, we may try to produce one or two print-on-demand issues in the coming year.
The new online Mirror will be open to all members of the Dzogchen Community and the general public since there will be no login required. This will mean that we no longer require membership information from the Gars and Lings in order to give access to current members.
So that is The Mirror's big news for 2014. We so appreciate each Gar and Ling's ongoing and consistent support and generosity on many levels that has helped us to keep going.
We are looking forward to a new and exciting online Mirror that has functionality for everyone who would like to read it!
If you have any questions or concerns, please write us:
Naomi Zeitz email@example.com and Liz Granger firstname.lastname@example.org