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Merigar is a place immersed in nature, located in the municipality of Arcidosso, in the province of Grosseto. It is situated where the slopes of Mount Amiata meet those of Mount Labbro and its nature reserve.
Here, since 1981, people interested in the study and practice of Dzogchen, one of the oldest teachings of the Tibetan spiritual tradition, gathered around Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. In Tibetan, Merigar means “residence of the mountain of fire,” symbolically signifying “abode of energy.”
“Here is just sky and earth” said Chögyal Namkhai Norbu when he saw the place for the first time on the occasion of the summer retreat in 2007, when almost 500 paricipants from all over the world came to Merigar East.
The feeling of Space in the Gar is overwhelming and has strong effect of feeling completely free almost on every visitor.