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Special Issue "Dzogchen"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013).
2. Observatory and Methods for Health, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20126 Milan, Italy
Interests: traditional medicine/CAM; qualitative research; tibetan buddhism; spiritual healing & meditation research; epistemology and sociology of TM/CAM
Dzogchen (Tibetan rdzogs pa chen po, Sanskrit Mahāsandhi) means Total Perfection or Total Completeness and refers to the condition of primordial potentiality of each individual. It is a Teaching which reveals the original state of every individual, a condition which is presented as “perfect” because of its infinite potentiality to manifest in the variety of all phenomena of existence. Once directly awakened by the Direct Introduction given by the Master, this perfection is experienced as one’s innermost nature, the Nature of Mind. Continuous awareness of this nature, then, is the fundamental practice that leads to the unveiling or manifestation of one’s primordial potentiality. The method through which we enter into the knowledge of Dzogchen and discover our real condition is called Dzogchen Teaching. The knowledge of Dzogchen goes back to ancient times, according to the the traditional religious view. In our era it was first transmitted by Garab Dorje (dga’ rab rdo rje, Sanskrit Prahevajra), a few centuries after Buddha Shakyamuni. Dzogchen has been transmitted for centuries and centuries in an uninterrupted lineage from Master to disciple down to the present day.
This special issue, which builds on the editor’s contribution to RELIGIONS (vol. 3, pp. 163–82) invites Dzogchen lineage holders, representatives of all the Schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bön Religion, as well as other scholars to submit articles on Dzogchen spirituality, practice, doctrine and from historical and comparative perspectives.
Dr. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina
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- Tibetan Buddhism
- Path of Self-Liberation
- Guruyoga, Primordial State
- Direct Transmission or Direct Introduction
- Rainbow Body