Dzogchen: 2 definitions
Dzogchen means something in Buddhism , Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Source : WikiPedia: Buddhism According to some schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon, Dzogchen is the natural, primordial state or natural condition of every sentient being, including every human being. Dzogchen, or "Great Perfection", is the central teaching of the Nyingma school and is considered by them to be the highest and most definitive path to enlightenment. The Madhyamaka teachings on emptiness are fundamental to and thoroughly compatible with Dzogchen practices.
Source : Shambala Publications: General Dzogchen (rdzogs-chen), Tib., lit., “great perfection”; the primary teaching of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. This teaching, also known as ati-yoga (extraordinary yoga), is considered by its adherents as the definitive and most secret teaching of Shākyamuni Buddha. It is called “great” because there is nothing more sublime; it is called “perfection” because no further means are necessary. According to the experience of dzogchen practitioners, purity of mind is always present and needs only to be recognized. The tradition of dzogchen was brought to Tibet in the eighth century by Padmasambhava and Vimilamitra; in the 14th century it was synthesized by Longchenpa into a unified system. The condensation of this system by Jigme Lingpa (1730–98) remains an authoritative expression of the great-perfection tradition up to the present day.
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Item last updated: 22 November, 2018