May the secret treasury of all victors,
the unsurpassed Dzogchen teachings,
spread widely through all nations
just like the sun rising in the sky.
May that quickly be true.
However the prophecies concerning Dzogchen surviving as a teaching after the Sravakayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana have died out are likely for the far future.
I do not beleive that traditional Buddhism is in any way capable of addressing the problems we face in the world today. I am sure that it was never capable of addressing these issues. I regard the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society to be a total fantasy, and I regard Thurman's call for a rule of Buddhist philosopher kings a farce -- it completely failed in Tibet, from the beginning. Since it failed there, it will not succeed here.
I hope you will permit me a contrarian view. Dr.Thurman has called the monasteries in Tibet enlightenment factories. He has stretched the truth a bit and has ignored lay yogic contributions. Nonetheless we can enhance the Dharmic communities/societies that currently exist and we can re-establish Dharmic societies in places like Mongolia and Kalmykia, Japan, Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam. Currently things are grim and will remain grim for a while. But we can in fact create the causes and conditions for mahasiddhas within each of the Dharmic traditions. All we need to do is to begin seriously where we are.
"Set your heart on virtue: Virtue's outcome is delight".
“All beings are Buddhas, but obscured by incidental stains. When those have been removed, there is Buddhahood.”