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The Great Perfection, or Dzogchen, is considered the most direct path to awakening in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This radically direct approach points out the mind’s fundamental nature of luminous purity. Once this nature has been recognized and experienced, problems and negativity automatically dissolve, leaving the open space of pure awareness, in which the qualities of enlightenment spontaneously unfold.
Garab Dorje was one of the first masters of the Great Perfection lineage. His final teaching – Three Words that Strike the Vital Point – is one of the most important teachings on the Great Perfection. These pithy instructions offer clear guidance on recognizing the mind’s innate purity and making this recognition a living experience through repeated familiarization.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche gave this series of teachings at St. John’s University in 2011. Basing his explanations on Patrül Rinpoche’s famed commentary, Tsoknyi Rinpoche discusses Great Perfection practice, sharing his own insights and the precious instructions he received from his teachers.