The Seven Line Prayer Teaching with Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche

Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche  📸 Saraha Nyingma 

NOVEMBER 14th @ 4:00pm Pacific
ZOOM Livestream 
Ngondro Teaching: The Seven Line Prayer

Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche 

(Note:  You must be a participant of the
Vajrayana Foundation Ngondro Program to attend.)

The overall significance of the Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps best appreciated in relation to a practice called guru-yoga, or “union with the nature of the guru.” Although the importance of a spiritual teacher is spoken of at all levels of Buddhist teaching, it is in the Vajrayana especially that the finding and attendance upon a qualified master or guru is emphasized as the indispensable prerequisite for the successful implementation of the practice. The purpose of guru-yoga is to purify and deepen the disciple’s relationship with his or her teacher. It is introduced as one of the preliminary practices, and it remains crucial—in fact its importance increases—as one progresses through the more advanced levels of the tantric path. The cultivation of devotion to the guru and the blending of one’s mind with his or her enlightened mind is, in the words of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, “the most vital and necessary of all practices and is in itself the surest and fastest way to reach the goal of enlightenment.. ~ Padmakara Translation Group

Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche,  A Short Bio 
A lifelong Buddhist practitioner of the Dudjom Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and a learned Buddhist scholar, Lama Tsering Gyaltsen received a Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies from the Tibetan Institute of Higher Studies in Varanasi, India. Lama Gyaltsen Rinpoche arrived in the USA in 1996. He is an author of one book of Tibetan history, and several publications on various Buddhist subjects. He has also assisted in the editing and translating on numerous Buddhist texts. Lama Gyaltsen Rinpoche assisted or directed the creation of the Padma Charitable Foundation, located in Corvallis, Oregon, where he serves as the founding and head Dharma teacher. He is a Founding Director and Vice-President of the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute.

~ Source:   Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche