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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

Dust

 "In a hundred years, all the people you know will be dead and gone" DustIn 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. "Even Mona Lisa...

The hermitage of the mandarin and the apartment of the yogi

From the caves to the the skyscrapers… this is always Great Perfection.

Sharing Dzogchen

In this article Mila Khyentse talks about the importance to share the Dzogchen tradition and how to transmit it. This may help today!

Adapting Dzogchen

In this article, Mila Khyentse talks about the need to adapt the Dzogchen teachings to the thinking and cultures of today and tomorrow.

Having (deep) Me Time

It is essential to have “me time” quite often. In this article, Mila Khyentse tells us how we can reconnect with ourselves, Dzogchen style…

Translation as Adaptation

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...