Dzogchen means “Great Perfection”. It is a Meditation Practice that targets in finding (back) To the state of Perfection, which leads to enlightenment.

Perfection is already available in nature in its clearest form. It is the state, the initial Buddha achieved after enlightenment and requires to end suffering. This state is described in the Namo Buddhaya, which you can find below.

The Meditation shall bring you closer to enlightenment, help you to understand the true nature of Buddha, make you memorize the Namo Buddhaya, practice the Mudra, and consciously think about Buddha. The Mudra is a religious posture.

This Article will only give you a simplified version of how to meditate Dzogchen. For a more accurate version, please contact a center of Buddhism.

A simplified version of the Dzogchen Meditation

Usually, Dzogchen includes the use drums and a gong. The gong is introducing the beginning of a new section. The drums are playing in the same tact, regularly, with a different tact between the strophes. The Namo Buddhaya is being sung. In this simplified version, we want to bring you the original, peaceful way of Buddha closer, for a world with less suffering.

Get ready for the Coachiendo version, which is different from the traditional interpretation.

Behind the Scenes

If you think, the intentions behind Buddha and Buddhism are noble and honorable, but you do not see yourself as Buddhist, there is nothing bad about becoming more used to the Buddha Attitude itself. We want to offer the noble teachings to you.

We want to offer you in the following interpretation the opportunity to increase your awareness in the spirit of Buddha and his teachings. This may make you a less suffering and more liked person.

Remember: Buddhism aims in eliminating the suffering in the world by spreading love, compassion, having joy in the success of others and Equability between all feeling beings.

For bringing you closer to this, we want you to bring yourself into a deep state of concentration first, and make you more familiar to the teachings afterwards.

This version may take longer than the original version, but we believe, it strengthens your awareness and connection to it in a different and strong way.

If you are interested in the original Buddhist interpretation, please contact a Tibetan center of Buddhism.

Prepare for the Spirit

Go to a place where you feel comfortable, a location, free of disruptions and distraction. Depending on your progress in Meditation and your personality, might this be an empty room or under a tree in the park.

Sit down in a Meditation posture. You can find them here.

Now get your mind to be able to focus on only one thing. For reaching a good concentration, we recommend you to first do the Samatha Meditation, until you feel ready and your mind is clear. This may take up to 20 minutes, depending on the state of your mind and your experience.

The Dzogchen Part of Meditaton

Keep sitting in your Meditation posture. Check your carriage: Are you still sitting straight? Do you feel comfortable? If not, please get comfortable again.

Once ready, open your eyes. Make sure, your mind is free of confusion and you can concentrate on one single thing, as you targeted by Samatha Meditation.

Now read the Namo Buddhaya in the Coachiendo interpretation, as you find it below. Say each line aloud slowly. Completely focus on these verses. Your full attention is here. Which thoughts might each line cause in you? What does it mean for you? Proceed, once your mind is ready to focus n the next line.

Namo Buddhaya (Coachiendo Interpretation)

The following Text is a translated and modified version of the original Namo Buddhaya. It shall make the honorable teachings of Buddha available, also to those who do not follow the Religion of Buddhism. We know, if everyone would start, living in peace with everyone feeling being, well the world would be different, not to say, without human made suffering.

Let it still be a Namo Buddhaya, a homage to Buddha.

NAMO BUDDHAYA – Homage to Buddha (Coachiendo Version)

Realizing Truth

May I realize that the truth I know, may not be the ultimate truth.
May I realize that the truth I know is the nature of my present thinking only.

Feeling and Attitude to avoid

Ego-clinging keeps me in my karmic cycle.
Pride is an obstacle.
Doubt is weakness.
Fear is delusion.
Anger is hell.
Jealousy is pure evil.
Greed is disease.
Miserliness is hunger.
Selfishness is violence.
Laziness is poison.
Worry is useless.
Guilt is self-devotement.
Negative thinking is suffering.

Feeling and attitude to pursue

Faith is precious.
Devotion is blessing.
Renunciation is victory.
Mindfulness is protection.
Compassion is the essence of natural Phenomenons.
Love is the root of beneficial activity.
Generosity is wealth.
Discipline is power.
Patience is composure.
Learning is luminosity.
Pure perception is Realization of the meaning of these verses.

Admirable Actions

Contemplation is purification.
Diligence is joyful practice.
Meditation is realization.
Prayer is the force of peace.
Virtuous rejoicing is miraculous.
Pure dedication is the source of merit.
Noble aspiration is the guide to fulfillment.
Awareness is Great Perfection (Dzogchen).
Wisdom is Enlightenment.

Wishes for all Feeling Beings and Nature

May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all beings be free from disease and the causes of disease.
May all beings be free from hunger and the causes of hunger.
May all beings be free from violence and the causes of violence.
May all beings be free from fear and the causes of fear.
May all beings be free from worry and the causes of worry.
May all beings be free from sadness and the causes of sadness.
May all beings be free from negative thinking and the causes of negative thinking.
May all beings be free from pride and the causes of pride.
May all beings be free from anger and the causes of anger.
May all beings be free from jealousy and the causes of jealousy.
May all beings be free from ignorance and the causes of ignorance.
May all beings have positive thinking and the causes of positive thinking.
May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all beings have peace and the causes of peace.
May all beings have joy and the causes of joy.
May all beings have faith and the causes of faith.
May all beings have merit and the causes of merit.
May all beings realize compassion and the causes of compassion.
May all beings realize loving kindness and the causes of loving kindness.
May all beings realize awareness and the causes of awareness.
May all beings realize wisdom and the causes of wisdom.
May all beings realize the nature of mind.
May all beings swiftly attain the Enlightenment.

Wishes for me

May I treat all feeling beings and nature with Equanimity.
May I accomplish the virtuous path of education.
May I accomplish the virtuous path of application.
May I accomplish the enlightened path of realization.
May I accomplish the enlightened path of meditation.
May I attain the enlightened path of accomplishment.

I rest in Vast Awakening.

Leaving Dzogchen Meditation

At the end, close your eyes. Let your last thoughts about the Namo Buddhaya (Coachiendo Interpretation) pass your mind. Stay with your focus on your mind. Realize, what it causes within you.

Slowly disconnect your mind from Meditation and get with your awareness to your direct environment. Remember the words during your day and act in respect to them.

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Practicing Dzogchen this way may slowly brand your attitudes to a way closer to the teachings of Buddha. This shall decrease your suffering, as well as the suffering of your environment. In the best case will the waves you cause influence the attitudes of others as well. Your environment might slowly change to be more happy.

Do not wonder, if changes do not happen immediately. Changes need time and practice. The practice you get by repeating this Meditation regularly.

Alternatively, and for you to get an impression of the traditional practice, do we recommend you, to also contact a Tibetan Center of Buddhism about this.

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