On Saturday 24 November, Ven Kunsang Choephel will give a free teaching on the topic of ‘Preliminary Practice and Mahasandi’ at IBA. Traditionally ‘Dzogchen’ can be traced to two original Sanskrit terms. The first is Mahasandhi, which means the gathering of all, signifying that Dzogchen is the very essence of all teachings. Hence many of the teachings are known as ‘Nyingtik’ or ‘Heart Essence’, for example the Longchen Nyingtik. Dzogchen is both the final and ultimate teaching, and the heart of the teachings of all the Buddhas. Though generally associated with the Nyingma or Ancient School of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Padmasambhava, Dzogchen has been practised throughout the centuries by masters of all the different schools as their innermost practice. The teaching is in English and all are welcome. Arrive at 9am for tea. There will be time for questions and discussion after the teaching. For more information, you can ring Ven Kunsang on 980 337 2212.