TEACHINGS OF YUNGDRUNG BÖN
DZOG-CHEN (The Great Completion)
The Supreme Teaching, The Supreme View, The Supreme Meditation,
The Supreme Characteristic, and Supreme Result!
Teachings on the Phenomena of the Nature of the Mind!
The founder of the Yungdrung Bön, Teacher Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, has taught "Bön Theg-pa Rim-gu" (The Nine Gradual Views of Bön). Within the nine, the Ninth is The Supreme View, known as Dzogchen. Dzogchen is the direct and swift path. According to its view, unlike other paths and their respective views, Dzogchen practitioners (Dzogchenpa) could apply one single pointedness view (Thig-li Nyag-chik kyi Tawa) for total realization. This means that Dzogchenpa could attain "The Great Rainbow Light Body" (Jalu Wod-ku Chenpo) here within this life.
DZOG-CHEN NGON-DRO (Foundation Teachings)
As with learning anything new, it is essential to have a starting point, or foundation, upon which to build, and this is the primary purpose of the Dzogchen Ngon-dro Foundation Teachings. It is through them that we are introduced to the hooks upon which to hang all of the Dzogchen Ngo-zhi (Fundamental Dzogchen) subsequent teachings. Rinpoche points out that it is during the Dzogchen Ngon-dro that one is given all the background information on practices and so on. It therefore follows that one is at a distinct disadvantage if one has not completed them, prior to proceeding to more advanced teachings, since the necessary hooks will be lacking.
ZHI-NEY (Calm Abiding):
A stepping -stone to Dzog-chen
Rinpoche teaches Zhi-ney (Calm Abiding) and gives an introduction to Dzogchen (The Great Completion).