On this occasion Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche spoke for a long time about importance of ‘direct essential practice’ for those following a Dzogchen lineage. He was concerned that Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen’s disciples maintained the Aro gTér as a Dzogchen tradition and that we engaged in the Ati yogas. He impressed upon us the importance of maintaining the gö kar chang-lo’i dé in the world according to that level.
He told us:
There are different types of ngakpas and ngakmas, and those of the
Dzogchen category—who take the non-symbolic spaces of the sense fields as their
now extremely rare.
Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche stressed that the Anuyoga and Atiyoga sections of the inner Tantras are crucial to the survival of the Nyingma Tradition as a whole and must be maintained in its pure essential form as a stream of non-ritual yogas.