Lama Surya Das – Ep. 8 – The Three Practices of Dzogchen

Three Practices

“In vast emptiness, nothing is holy, no merit.”- Bodhidharma

Surya Das outlines the three practices within Dzogchen, which includes Ru Shan(subtle discernment), Trekcho (cutting through), and Togal (being there). He explains the more immediate implications of this particular path in its attempt to bring enlightenment that is congruent with the reality we are experiencing now. Also discussed are the distinctions between the ‘swooping down’ method of Dzogchen in relation to the more ‘bottom up’ approach of traditional Buddhism. A question and answer session provokes discussions of merit, karma, separation and illusion.

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