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Any time you feel lost in the app, or you have an idea on how to improve it, don’t hesitate to contact us: hello@mahasangha.net.
This project is a collective effort. We are happy to help and listen to feedback.

Invitation Invitation

How to get and activate the app

Sangha app is strictly for those who received Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

You will need to have an Android system L (5.0) or newer in your smartphone. For iPhones – you will need iOS 11.3 or newer installed.

You can download the app by entering “Sangha - Practice, Collaborate” in the search bar of Google Play for Androids, or in the App Store for iPhones.

Activation

After downloading the app, adding your email and agreeing on the conditions – you will need to get the invitation code to activate the application. You can get it in person from another practitioner that you know with the app already installed. This person should know that you received Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Then he/she can share the code with you. You should repeat in the same way if some other practitioner would ask you for an invitation code. The purpose of this invitation process is to help establish Sangha app as a secure and trusted space for the Dzogchen Community.

Details

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to have an Android system L (5.0) or newer in your smartphone. For iPhones – you will need iOS 11.3 or newer installed.

  • A Dzogchen Community specific communication tool with easy access directly from your mobile phone.
  • Overview of all possibilities to practice, collaborate, or even socialize and relax together.
  • Information from all places where Community activity exists:
    • in your local area
    • in your country or region
    • in all other places you want to visit or be in touch
  • Individual practitioners can share the events they have created or support or are interested in, and contact each other.
  • An evolving list of your contacts within the Dzogchen Community illustrating your personal network of activities and interests.
  • The purpose is - to be together in these difficult times, to help each other in all areas of life, to know about each other and especially to practice together within the pure continuity of the Dzogchen Teaching.

It is available to everyone who received the Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Device When
iPhone Right Now
Android Coming soon

You need either an iPhone (with iOS 8 or newer) or any other smartphone with Android operating system (version 5.0 or newer). In the first phase, the application can be used by practitioners who use iPhones. We plan to release a version for smartphones using Android system at the beginning of 2019 (as it is not easy to support and develop the app on both platforms at the same time).

You can download the app entering the title “Sangha - Practice, Collaborate” in search of the App Store. (Later in the same way find it in Google play for Androids.)

  • Activation of your profile/account in this app will only be possible with the personal invitation of another practitioner. After downloading the app, you will need to get the invitation code. You can get it in person from any other practitioner with the app already installed.
  • Together we make it safe. We should use our discretion to admit others into the app wisely, consciously, and compassionately.
  • By reserving the use of Sangha app to those who have received Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, the purpose is not to keep others out haphazardly or to foster exclusivity, judgement and ego. Rather it is meant to respect the principals and continuity of Transmission, and to create a safe environment where we can communicate with our vajra siblings freely. This measure helps establish the privacy of yourself and other members as well as the content within the app.

  • Security and privacy are intrinsic to the design of the app, everything is technologically encrypted using latest standards. It is the most important aspect of the app.
  • A reference will exist on your profile connected to the profile of the individual that admitted you to the application. Likewise you will be connected to those that you admit. With this accountability we are therefore collectively responsible for maintaining, and growing the trust, transparency, and health of our community network.

Development of the Sangha app was initiated in April 2018 as the personal activity of Libor Malý (serving as the Blue International Gakyil till April 2019) with the intention to be offered to the whole Community.

Sangha app was inspired by the Alendar app which very practically allows users to check all details of the Tibetan calendar from their smart-phones. Likewise we saw the need for an app that would harness the power of our personal devices to keep us directly connected and informed within our Community, enhancing and focusing our communications efforts in one place while giving us more control over their location and privacy.

Sangha app was built and developed by Adato Paradigma, a non-profit organization founded and financed by Libor Malý. Adato’s mission & intention is to support meaningful projects based on 6 Paramitas and 4 Immeasurables. You can find more at http://www.adato.org/about-us.

At Adato, there is a team of professional developers working on Sangha app. If you wish you can contribute directly to Adato and support this phase of the app.

It is a gift to the Community. It is free of any charge.

Of course, Donations are welcome :-)

If you want to support the development of the app click on the button in the top right corner of this page.

  • It will be maintained by a team of professional, qualified, and responsible practitioners. Future collaborators are welcome as they become available which can eventually allow the app more independence from its original creators.
  • Maintenance of the app will be moved to the hands of ​a responsible team ​of practitioners. ​When there will be space and possibility it can be offered directly to the management of IDC or Ati Foundation.

  • The app will contain information from the official Dzogchen Community channels added by admin. Gakyils of Gars & Lings, DC Instructors and even individual practitioners can add their relevant events as well.
  • There is a wish to connect and link the app with other existing communication channels of IDC and Ati Foundation when it will be possible.

  • Sangha app is by design made to be a trusted and transparent space for Dzogchen Community.
  • Everything is credible in as much as each of us, are credible. If we are responsible with good intention, this will build trust with the content inside the app.
  • Sangha app is made by practitioners for practitioners therefore we share collective responsibility for it’s content.

Admin reserves the right to:

  • Erase the event published by a user - which is a duplicate event, contains incorrect or improper information or language.

  • Erase the content published by a user – which contains spam, which is political, which is rude or in some way does not respect the principles of presence, awareness, collaboration, and goodwill.

  • Block the account of a user – who is repeatedly acting against the above-mentioned principles.

  • By starting to use the app, informing other members about it, inviting them to use it.
  • If you have any other questions or if you want to help with some concrete task supporting the existence of the app - contact: hello@mahasangha.net