The starting point for the practice of Dzogchen is to receive a ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher. This ‘Direct Transmission’ is the means by which the teacher introduces us directly to the true nature of our mind: our primordial state or ‘rigpa’ (in Tibetan). Ideally, it is best to receive the ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher in person by attending a retreat, but since this was not always possible, Rinpoche also gave ‘Direct Transmission’ via the worldwide web.
The Transmission enables the person to start to practice the Dzogchen Teachings transmitted by Rinpoche without being in his direct physical presence.
Newcomers should be seriously interested in the Dzogchen Teachings which were transmitted by our Teacher Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and practiced by our worldwide Dzogchen Community and should try to receive Transmission when it is next available.