About Dzogchen

Dzogchen or "Great Perfection", Sanskrit: अतियोग, is a tradition of teachings in Tibetan Buddhism aimed at discovering and continuing in the natural primordial state of being. It is a central teaching of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and of Bon. In these traditions, Dzogchen is the highest and most definitive path of the nine vehicles to liberation.
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The Mahamudra Practice – Unveiling the True Nature of the Mind

is a form of that emphasizes the nature of . In Mahamudra, practitioners aim to see the true nature of their minds, which is said to be empty and open. Origin of the Mahamudra Practice The main text of Mahamudra is "The Root Text of the " by the Indian  (not to be confused with the earlier philosopher). The actual practice and lineage of mahāmudrā can be traced back to wandering  or great .
A leaf from a Prajñāpāramitā (Perfection of Wisdom) manuscript.

Tibetan Buddhist practices – Schools, sutras & tantras

Apart from classical Mahāyāna Buddhist practices like the six perfections, Tibetan Buddhism also includes tantric practices, such as and the as well as methods which are seen as transcending tantra, like . In Tibetan Buddhism, practices are generally classified as either Sutra (or Pāramitāyāna) or Tantra ( or Mantrayāna), though exactly what constitutes each category and what is included and excluded in each is a matter of debate and .
Samantabhadra, surrounded by numerous peaceful and fierce deities.

Tibetan Buddhist philosophical concepts you must know

In Tibetan Buddhist scholasticism, Buddhist philosophy is traditionally propounded according to a hierarchical classification of four classical Indian philosophical schools, known as the "four tenets" (drubta shyi). While the classical tenets-system is limited to four tenets (Vaibhāṣika, Sautrāntika, Yogācāra, and Madhyamaka), there are further sub-classifications within these different tenets. This classification does not include Theravada, the only surviving of the 18 classical schools of Buddhism. It also does not include other Indian Buddhist schools, such as .

Top 50 Books of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama

The are believed to be an exemplification of or , the of , and therefore the defender of . are realized beings inspired by a wish to achieve for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the world to assist humanity. His Holiness the Dalai is widely known as ’s preeminent spiritual and teacher, embodying the very best aspirations of this .

Wisdom Dakini Machig Labdron

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Interpreting Lama Teacher Rangzom Chokyi Zangpo

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is known as Universal Worthy is a in associated with practice and . Samantabhadra is most commonly described as a bodhisattva himself, although some Buddhist traditions, namely the Nyingmapa, regard him as a primordial in indivisible union with his consort Samantabhadri. The Life of Samantabadra Buddha In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Samantabhadra Buddha. After that, we will learn the short etymological .

Explaining Siddha Virupa – The Lord of Yoga

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Nyingma refuge tree - Longchen Nyingtik Lineage

Nyingma Lineage tree thangka with explanation chart

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Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

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