Dzogchen or the Great Perfection is the highest level of the Vajrayana teachings. It deals directly with self-liberation into our innate Buddhanature, abiding in the state of rigpa. This overview describes the three branches of Part 2 of the Introduction to Dzogchen teachings--the mind series, the space series, and the special instructions (including trekcho and togal). Students will be introduced to basic concepts and how they differ from lower sutra and tantra teachings, as well as the special preliminary practices for Dzogchen. The focus of this part is on The Golden Letters, containing the Three Statements of Garab Dorje and The Wise and Glorious King commentary by Patrul Rinpoche. Text: The Golden Letters, trans. John Reynolds. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Dzogchen Part 1.
- Teacher: Khenpo Drimed Dawa