Dzogchen means Total Perfection and refers to the condition of primordial potentiality of each individual. 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 very ancient times, but in our era it was transmitted for the first time by Garab Dorje, a few centuries after Buddha Shakyamuni. Dzogchen has been transmitted without any break in continuity for centuries and centuries, in an uninterrupted lineage from master to disciple down to the present day.
“Guru” means master, “yoga” means having knowledge or understanding of one’s own authentic state, the essential condition in which there is nothing to change or modify. This is the state of the guru. Guruyoga is, therefore, the main element in Dzogchen practice.