The Two Khenpos: Dzogchen

History of Dzoghen lineage, Garab Dorje, Guru Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra and Vairochana.

Getting Naked with the Guru

Tsegyalgar East, June 2008

In the old days of my 12-Step recovery, they used to say that if you were going to make it in sobriety, you had to learn to “get naked.” I mentioned this in a meeting recently and got a strange reaction. What they meant was that we needed to drop our rock, join the parade, and become emotionally vulnerable with another human being in our 5th Step, “We Admitted to God, to Ourselves and to Another Human Being the Exact Nature of Our Wrongs.” In recovery, our sponsors were about the closest thing to a guru that most of us ever had.