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Preserving Dzogchen

Here is the first series of actions undertaken by the Dzogchen Today! project: preserving the tradition of the Great Perfection.

Preservation

THE DZOGCHEN TODAY! PROJECT HAS FOUR MAIN PRESERVATION ACTIVITIES

Transmission's Heart Essence

Transmission's Framework

Traditional Texts

Rituals' Transmission

Always be connected to the roots of Dzogchen

Preserving all aspects of the Dzogchen tradition is one of the three main missions of the Dzogchen Today!

Transmission's Heart Essence
The most precious treasure of Dzogchen. Its preservation is essential for the tradition to continue to be fully alive and to bring its benefits to as many beings as possible.
Traditional Texts
The preservation of fundamental texts, commentaries and writings on the practices is fundamental because they represent the second main support for the vitality of the tradition along with oral transmission.
Transmission Framework
The preservation of the framework of transmission concerns all the oral knowledge transmitted from generation to generation and giving all the crucial indications as much on the substance of the practice as on the form. It is the most difficult to preserve.
Rituals' Transmission
The preservation of rituals keeps the act of practicing the tradition alive and effective so that it can be passed on today. The traditional ritual of the Great Perfection may be less relevant today, but it is important to preserve it, at least in its original cultures.

The Dzogchen Today! Project connects with many places and individuals in Tibet, Bhutan, India… to help preserve the tradition of the Great Perfection.

How to Preserve Dzogchen today?

The question of preservation is extremely important today, for Dzogchen as for many other things. This can only be done in close collaboration with those who hold the tradition of the Great Perfection.

Nothing can be alive, grow and be of benefit if it has no roots.

Preserving to Adapt, Adapting to Share, Sharing to Preserve. This is the heart of the Dzogchen Today! project

INTERESTED IN DZOGCHEN PRESERVATION?

If you think, as we do, that the great traditions have a role to play in helping us meet today’s challenges, don’t hesitate to write to us, and we will see together how best you can participate.

Some examples to get inspired

The instruction of the Pointing Staff

The Instruction of the Pointing Staff is a Dzogchen treasure text rediscovered by Nyangräl Nyima Özer, translated by the DzogTod! Committee

The small hidden seeds

The Small Hidden Seeds is one of the fundamental texts of Dzogchen. Here is the translation by Paul Baffier & the Dzogchen Today! translation committee.

New Year’s Eve

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

The Light of the Night – Christmas – In this article Mila Khyentse talks about the light of the night and the importance of celebrations.

A Himalayan Halloween?

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.

Creative Process

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! !