This cycle of teachings, belonging to the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu, The Oral Dzogchen Transmissionfrom the ancient country of Zhang Zhung, was started in the summer of 1996 in Austria. These teachings being the Direct Introduction into the Nature of the Boundless View of Dzogpachenpo contain the third part of the Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung.
The first part of the text focuses on the direct introduction to the mind and the calm abiding with the well-known methods of fixation on the white A and the special Dzogchen preliminary practices of Rushen for searching the mind. The essential point of investigation includes the fixation on the white A and the Rushen, as well as the study of texts and teachings on the Dzogchen view. Thus it is not only a reflection on the mind and the nature of mind, but rather than following our thoughts and our consciousness we trace them back to their origin and discover their nature which is empty. Yet, at the same time, it is perfected with all qualities and manifestations. These aspects are explained as empty and appearing as vision in the practice of Trekcho and Thogal. For discovering this natural state beyond thoughts, mind, and consciousness, we need to discover our inherent presence or self-awareness. Self-awareness of the natural state of the fundamental basis of all is introduced in the first part of the text while the second part concentrates on the stability of this nature in our experiences through the practice of abiding. The special method used here is the practice of the dark retreat to reach the ultimate state of calm abiding.