Mahamudra and Dzogchen are perhaps the most profound teachings within all of Tibetan Buddhism. The experience of "Mahamudra, " or "great symbol," is an overwhelming sense of extraordinary clarity, totally open and nondualistic. "Dzogchen, " or "great perfection," is the ultimate teaching according to the Nyingma tradition and also represents the pinnacle of spiritual development. These are the two paths that provide practitioners with the most skillful means to experience the fully awakened state and directly taste the ...