Dzogchen (also known as Atiyoga) is an ancient spiritual teaching developed in Tibet within the Tibetan Buddhist and Bon traditions. It does not belong to a school or religious system. Rather, it is the knowledge itself that masters have transmitted to their students over the centuries.without being limited by sectarianism.
The word 'Dzogchen', meaning 'total perfection', refers to the true inherent nature of all beings, their primordial state, which is free from all limitations and conditioning. The master's transmission of this state of knowledge lies at the very heart of the Dzogchen teachings. These teachings have been passed from master to student in an unbroken lineage over the centuries, right up to the present day, and are accessible to all nationalities regardless of their spiritual background. The first master of Dzogchen in our epoch was Garab Dorje.