Dzogchen, or “the great perfection”, is a practice commonly practiced within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In order to practice Dzogchen, it is often said that one needs to have a good “foundation.”

Alan Wallace talks about how he encountered the Dzogchen teachings, and how his years of study within different traditions and his time as a monk helped create a foundation for this practice, giving insight on how others may also create a solid foundation.