March 08, 2023

“What is Dzogchen?” Episode 4: The Transmission Lineage

The lineage in Dzogchen

In this fourth episode of the series “What is Dzogchen?”, Mila Khyentse and Nils Derboule discuss the lineage in Dzogchen, its role and specificities.

Host: Marie-Laure


In this fourth episode, Mila Khyentse and Nils Derboule delve deeper into the concept of lineage in the Dzogchen tradition, its role, specificities and strength. Mila Khyentse shares with us his personal experience of becoming a lineage holder.


Crucial point for almost all living traditions, the lineage is a very key element for the Dzogchen tradition. It is through authentic and unbroken lineages that have been passed from realized masters to disciples, that the very essence of Dzogchen is still transmitted and alive today.

Recap & Takeaways

“What is Dzogchen?” series. Episode 4: The transmission lineage.

1.     The specificities of the lineages in the Dzogchen tradition. 1’30

2.     The benefits of being rooted in a tradition vs wandering around. 5’4

3.     Becoming a linage holder, the personal experience of Mila Khyentse Rinpoche. 10’10

4.     The difference between masters and lineage holders in the Dzogchen tradition. 15’53

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