Sunday, June 29, 2014

What is Dzogchen and How do you Say it?

[Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Today, the Founder of the Dzogchen Community}

You can read his biography here

If you are new to the Dzogchen Community or just curious you can visit our FAQ page which outlines many key aspects of our Community. Click here for answers to such questions as What is the Vajra Dance? What is Yantra Yoga?

Here’s a good place to start -- 
What is Dzogchen? 
Pronounced “Zok-chen" (the D is silent, the O long, the G sounds like K) . Pretty close

What is Dzogchen? The Dzogchen teachings are neither a philosophy, nor a religious doctrine, nor a cultural tradition. Understanding the message of the teachings means discovering one’s own true condition, stripped of all the self-deceptions and falsifications that the mind creates. The very meaning of the Tibetan term, Dzogchen, “Great Perfection,” refers to the true primordial state of every individual, and not to any particular doctrine.

This spiritual teaching developed in Tibet within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since ancient times. The Dzogchen tradition has been passed from master to student in an unbroken lineage over the centuries, right up to the present day. Due to its direct and unelaborate approach, it transcends cultural boundaries making it accessible to all nationalities alike, regardless of the spiritual background.  

--Reprinted from our FAQ page

[Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Yesterday]

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