What is Dzogchen?

Dzogchen, or 'The Great Perfection', is considered the summit of all Tibetan schools, the highest and most immediate path towards spiritual progress.

Rather than a religious doctrine it is better defined as a system of inner knowledge, given the great importance to the development of individual awareness.
This spiritual path, which is open to all, involves working towards self-awareness; personal freedom is an essential aspect so there is no obligation to follow rules or take monastic vows.

The fundamental practice consist of reaching a deep knowledge of oneself and one's essential existence through the various experiences of daily life. For this reason, Dzogchen is particularly well suited to the needs of modern society.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is an influential figure of undisputed prestige as one of the present day exponents of this ancient tradition.