The Instruction of the Pointing Staff is a Dzogchen treasure text rediscovered by Nyangräl Nyima Özer, translated by the DzogTod! Committee
In this article, Johanne presents the direct transmission of Dzogchen, what she calls the “finger-pointing” Instruction of Garab Dorje.
In this article “What can a body do?”, Gregoire writes about what the Dzogchen tradition calls “the precious human existence”.
In this article, Paul draws a parallel between the Jedi Master and the Friend of Basic Goodness… May the Force be with us!
Mila Khyentse makes a direct commentary on one of the fundamental texts of the Dzogchen: The Small Hidden Seeds. What an extraordinary freedom!
The Small Hidden Seeds is one of the fundamental texts of Dzogchen. Here is the translation by Paul Baffier & the Dzogchen Today! translation committee.
In this article, Mila Khyentse talks about the New Year’s Eve and its meaning in general and in Tibet in particular. Happy New year!
The Light of the Night – Christmas – In this article Mila Khyentse talks about the light of the night and the importance of celebrations.
In the Peacock feathers radiant display, Johanne draws a beautiful parallel between emotions and the radiant display of a peacock’s feathers.
In this article, Damien talks about karmic creations and what this Sanskrit term means beyond the simplistic expression: it’s your karma, man!
In “In the Translator’s workinghouse: The space of freedom and the triple requirement 1”, Paul talks about the triple requirement that every good translator must have… to translate well.
In all traditions there are fantastic stories, which scare you, which prevent you from sleeping at night. The Himalayan world is also full of terrifying tales of demons, spirits and mass graves… Mila Khyentse invites us to enter this world.
Words point to states, and in the dzogchen many words refer to the primordial state. Let’s open the doors of our workshop-mind
In this article, Paul proposes an experience based on a traditional text of the great master Dzogchen Patrul Rinpoche.
The teachings have always emphasized a particular point which is considered the “trademark” of Dzogchen: Everything is Great Perfection.
Human life, a crossroads for understanding cosmos.
At a time when it is so fragile, when its ecosystem is threatened by its own activity, it is necessary to recall what the fundamental traditions underline: it is rare and precious.
In this article, Damien Brohon talks about the reality (or unreality) of our thoughts, the creative process of the mind, and the difficulty of writing an article for Dzogchen Today! !
In the subway, my eyes fell on some dust in the corner of my suitcase. It was like a click, a door that opened on the sudden realization that even a suitcase doesn’t last forever.
In this article Mila Khyentse makes a railway parallel between the ascent to Darjeeling with the toy train and the path of Dzogchen.
From the caves to the the skyscrapers… this is always Great Perfection.
In this article, Johanne emphasizes that the practice of Dzogchen is always done with our living conditions.
In this article Mila Khyentse talks about the importance to share the Dzogchen tradition and how to transmit it. This may help today!
In this article, Mila Khyentse talks about the need to adapt the Dzogchen teachings to the thinking and cultures of today and tomorrow.
In this article, Mila Khyentse addresses the issue of preserving the Dzogchen heritage today in the modern world.
In this article, Johanne talks about the encounter with Dzogchen: how it can happen and what the introduction can look like. A bit like the mountain yeti with a cup of tea!
It is essential to have “me time” quite often. In this article, Mila Khyentse tells us how we can reconnect with ourselves, Dzogchen style…
In this article Gregoire explains us what it is to translate Dzogchen, a few of its pitfalls and a sip of its endless possibilities.Rigpa - the essence of the tradition The translation of Tibetan texts into English is a direct application of...
Damien, a long-time practitioner, talks to us about the irruption of the absolute in our daily lives. It can even invite itself at breakfast time, a time when we would like to remain quiet…
In this article, Gregoire, a philosopher to the core, questions the reality of our reality via screens.
There is a lot of talk about practice, but what is it really? Mila Khyentse talks about the basic steps and how one progresses towards the Great Perfection.
In this article Nils asks himself, in the Dzogchen way, about the meaning of death and by consequence of life… while eating a croissant.
In the turmoils of life, open our mind to the turtle’s awareness: a slow but mindful pace…
The essential English translations and translators for the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition according to Paul, translator from Tibetan into English and French.
The main translators of the Dzogchen tradition as seen by Paul, himself a translator of Tibetan… Perhaps you have already heard names like Lishu Tagring, Bairotsana, Padmasambhava…?
What is Dzogchen? It is the great perfection of our mind and the reality. It is our real nature, our path and our goal. It transcends illusion, impermanence and death…
It all goes back to Garab Dorje (who, according to tradition, appeared 160 years after the Buddha’s parinirvana) who transmitted to his disciple, Manjushrimitra, the sum of his teachings in 6,400,000 verses (Doha), his spiritual testament.
The Dzogchen tradition insists on the fact, from time to time and not necessarily for very long, to withdraw from the world in order to go deeper into the discovery of ourselves.
These are called solitary retreats and, whether in the mountains, in the countryside or by the sea, the most important thing is to be quiet and far from any human activity.
For the Dzogchen, all phenomena have a fundamental basis. However, this base is in no way different from all phenomena; it constitutes, for each one, the foundation.