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“Primordial Knowledge of Dzogchen: Theory and Practice” A Special Seminar beginning June 2nd

Comunidad Dzogchen Buenos AiresA Special Seminar with Dr. Jim Valby, PhD
In English with a Spanish translator

June 2 to June 6 at the Foro de las CIencias y las Artes
(The Arts & Sciences Forum)


The teaching of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is considered the culmination of all Tibetan schools and the high road and immediate spiritual progress. The fundamental goal of the practice is to attain a deep understanding of oneself and one’s own essential reality, through the diverse experiences of everyday life. For this reason, Dzogchen is particularly suited to the demands of contemporary society.

The seminar will be conducted in 10 sessions of 2 hours each, according to the following schedule:

  • Saturday 2 June: 10-12.30 and 15-17.30
  • Sunday, June 3: 10-12.30 and 15-17.30
  • Monday, June 4: 17-19.30 and 20.30-23
  • Tuesday 5 June: 17-19.30 and 20.30-23
  • Wednesday June 6: 17-19.30 and 20.30-23

The first session (Saturday 2/6 10 to 12.30) will serve as an introduction to the seminar and is open, free of charge, to the general public.  However, individuals attending this session are requested to make a voluntary contribution. Those in attendance who have not yet enrolled for the entire seminar but want to do so can enroll at this introductory lecture.


  • The entire cost of the seminar is U$D120 or attendees can opt to pay for individual days at the rate of U$D25 per day.


Foro de las Ciencias y las Artes (The Arts & Sciences Forum)*
Avenida Maipu 681, Vicente Lopez
Buenos Aires Argentina

For more information and to register, please write to

Dr. Jim Valby

Dr. Jim Valby, PhD


Dr. Jim Valby was born in Rochester, New York, received his undergraduate degree in physics as Middlebury College and has been a student of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu since 1982. He earned M.A. and Ph.D degrees in Far Eastern Studies under Dr. Herbert V. Guenther of the University of Saskatchewan in 1973 and 1983 focusing on the texts of Shrisingha and Vimalamitra. Dr Valby participated in his first retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in 1982 and lives in Western Massachusetts, near the Dzogchen Community’s North American base Tsegyalgar East, working on translations, transcripts of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and other Dzogchen Community projects.

Dr Jim Valby is a both great scholar and a great Dzogchen practitioner. He is the most senior student of Choegyal Namkhai Norbu—the highly respected and renowned Dzogchen master who is one of the last remaining great masters to have received his training in old Tibet. Dr Valby also completed his post-graduate studies under the legendary and iconic Buddhist scholar Professor Herbert Guenther and received his PhD for his work on the early Indian Dzogchen mahasiddhas.

Dr Valby’s own teaching style is direct, pithy and full of humor and insight. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Buddhist paths and stages and an ability to present the most profound Buddhist concepts in an accessible and relevant form for everyday life. Dr Valby has shared his knowledge, personal experience and insights on the paths of Sutra, outer Tantra, inner Tantra and Dzogchen working as a professor and lecturing at more than 144 locations spread out in 27 countries around the world.

* The location is easily accessible being located on Avenida Maipu, only 6 blocks from Avenida General Paz.

Available Buses:
21, 59, 60, 71, 152, 161, 168, 184, 203, 314

Available Trains:
Line Mitre branch Tigre, Vicente López station
Belgrano Norte line, Aristobulus Valley station

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