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Namkai Norbu Rinpoche

We are a group following the dzogchen teaching of the Tibetan master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. We meet every Wednesday in Prague at 18:30 at Opletalova 35, 110 00, Praha 1 - / opposite the main railway station/. (phone +420-777-627-319).
Dzogchen teachings, or "the Great Self Perfection", are considered as one of the fast ways for spiritual development in the Tibetan buddhist tradition. It is defined as the system of inner development, with an emphasis on the development of awareness. This path, open to everyone, is working with own conciousness and the individual freedom is one if its aspects. It is not necessary to take on monastery vows. The main praxis consists in knowing itself and its own essence through various experiences, which are integrated in the common life.

Dzogchen teachings do not belong among the four main Tibetan buddhist traditions, though they are contained within them in the later stage of students' development. The main historical teacher of dzogchen teachings transmitted by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is considered Garab Dorje, then the lineage was passed through Vimalamitra, Padmasambhava and other dzogchen masters till nowadays.