Introduction to the Nature of Mind

~ Dudjom Rinpoche

You actually have this awareness within you. It is the clear, naked wisdom of dharmakaya. But who can introduce you to it? On what should you take your strand? What should you be certain of? To begin with, it is your teacher that shows you the state of your awareness. And when you recognize it for yourself, it is then that you are introduced to your own nature.

Counsels from My Heart
translated by Padmakara Translation Group

What are the Particular Characteristics of having Faith?


When one has faith, one is like a fertile field, in which the shoot of bodhichitta will sprout and grow. Faith is like a great ship crossing the river of cyclic existence. It is like a reliable escort protecting us from our enemies, the afflictive emotions. Like a good mount taking us to the land of liberation. Like a wish-fulfilling jewel accomplishing everything we desire. Like a mighty hero annihilating all that is nonvirtuous. Faith is thus a sublime quality, and for this reason it is the first of the seven noble riches. People who have faith are especially exalted, and yet they are extremely rare, as the Sutra of the Precious Lamp points out: Faith gives birth to delight in the Buddha’s teaching, Faith points the way to the city of happiness and excellence. Faith banishes lack of opportunity, it is the best of all freedoms. Faith turns one from the path of the demons, Faith is what makes one attain Buddhahood. Among the hosts of ordinary beings, Rare are those who have such faith in the Dharma.

𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘮: 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘌𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘪 𝘉𝘺 𝘋𝘶𝘥𝘫𝘰𝘮 𝘙𝘪𝘯𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦; 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘢 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱


The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer

“Of all the devotional prayers used as a support for Dharma practice, the Seven-Line Prayer is the most essential, often repeated many thousands of times by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This concise prayer invokes the blessings of Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Teacher”) and known as the Buddha of our time.” ~ Khaybje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, SolePanacea

Lama Sonam Rinpoche has requested (but not required) that those who are wanting to start their Ngondro practice begin by accumulating 10,000 recitations of the 7 Line Prayer. This is very important because these recitations can remove obstacles to accomplishing  Ngondro and are a way of making a deeper connection to Guru Rinpoche.

We are offering the text of the prayer (see below), recommended reading and video teachings to support you in your accumulations.

The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer
Mini-Series Teachings Video
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche
11 min runtime

Here is the link for the Bero Jeydren Publication of the
Seven Line Prayer

as previewed above.

~~ R E S O U R C E S ~~

Here is the Amazon link for Mipham Rinpoche’s commentary
on the Seven Line Prayer:
White Lotus ,
translated by the Padmakara Translation Group.

Here is the Dharma Treasures link for Thinley Norbu’s commentary
on the Seven Line Prayer
Sole Panacea 
Shambhala Publications

Here is the link for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche chanting the
Seven Line Prayer

NOTE:  Clinking on any of the above links will open a new webpage.