Well, If I might offer a suggestion:cd347 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:17 pmThere appears to be no clear path to direct introduction to rigpa from a teacher, however, which is clearly the next step. Many of the teacher websites listed in various threads here are posting webcasts for specific teachings, but none appear to be offering direct introduction explicitly. Is it just a case of turn up and chance that it'll happen?
Few genuine teachers decide to give DI online. One is Garchen Rinpoche (https://garchen.net/annual-events/), and you are fairly certain to get DI (alongside liberating instructions) from him in the form of the fourth empowerment, whenever he gives a wang. The next one is in September: https://garchen.net/annual-events/#tara He is a legend, and he should be: much, much recommended. Also, his institution is entirely scandal-free, all the practice materials are available in pdfs for free, no questions asked, etc, etc.
Should you need to back it (or any other DI you receive) with a more structured approach, you cannot go wrong with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's sons:
There are still, thank goodness, many amazing Dzogchen teachers alive, several of them visiting the West regularly -- but since Covid-19 is upon us, internet access may well be all you have for a few years.