Anniversary of Garab Dorje, World Wide Transmissions of Guru Yoga by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
March 1, 2018
Short explanation will start at 6:00 PM.
Actual Transmission at 7 PM. If you are experienced practitioner and you don’t need the explanation, please arrive at 6:45 PM.
The starting point for the practice of Dzogchen is to receive a ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher. ‘Direct Transmission’ is the means by which the teacher introduces us directly to the true nature of our mind: our primordial state. Ideally, it is best to receive the ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher in person by attending a retreat, but since this is not always possible, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu also gives ‘Direct Transmission’ via the worldwide web on three occasions each year, corresponding to particular anniversaries in the Dzogchen calendar. This gives new practitioners the means to enter the path of Dzogchen and begin their practice.
There are three days each year when the practitioners of the international Dzogchen Community practice Guru Yoga together simultaneously and receive transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. These days are the anniversaries of the main Masters of the Lineage of Dzogchen Teachings.
It is important to understand the meaning of transmission and how the practices work. An information and explanation evening is held with experienced practitioners to learn the practice so that one is able to participate in the transmission method that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is making available for those who are interested in the Dzogchen Teachings. When we are doing this practice together we are unifying in the same state, that famous state in Dzogchen teaching called the primordial state…. that means teacher and students are all in that moment in the primordial state, so in this way there is a possibility to transmit.
For transmission there is no distance, if you are far or near it doesn’t matter because knowledge of transmission is beyond time and distance. So for this reason we can use this method.
Here is a direct link to this open webcast: