Garab Dorje lived in the first century CE and was the original teacher of the Vajrayana Buddhist practice of Dzogchen, or self-liberation. In Dzogchen, the aim is to recognize one‘s true nature, and this recognition is the central necessity for enlightenment.
Garab Dorje taught that for liberation to happen, three vital “points” must occur:
Almaas will not be teaching Dzogchen but he will discuss how, though the teaching of the three vital points may seem straightforward, in the West there has been a great deal of misunderstanding of Garab Dorje’s teaching, as Dzogchen practitioners often veer off from what the Tibetan lamas practiced to become great masters.
In this lecture, Almaas will try to clarify the understanding of Garab Dorje’s three vital points, with the hope of benefiting all those who are interested in practicing Dzogchen or in gaining a better understanding of its experiential qualities of emptiness, luminous clarity, and compassion.
The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes followed by a question and comment period.
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