Guru Yoga ~ part 1 Lama Sonam Rinpoche

Tibetan language with English translation by Cy Kassoff

This is the final piece of Lama Sonam Rinpoche’s presentation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Included here is a discussion of the guru yoga section in three parts: guru yoga, the phowa transference, chod offering, and dedication of merit.
A note about the guru yoga  to clarify the order of practice: Lama Sonam Rinpoche is referring throughout to the slightly longer SaTer Ngondro upon which the Concise Ngondro is based. The SaTer text is arranged a little different in that the Mandala offering precedes the Vajrasattva recitation and the guru yoga section is expanded with more extensive supplication. Traditionally prostrations are performed with the supplication to the guru in the SaTer practice and with Refuge and Bodhicitta in the Concise version. Otherwise the specific instruction for prostrations are the same.