Shower of Blessings Daily Puja followed with the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung on July 8th 8am Pacific

On July 08, 8 am Pacific, join Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche for the LIVESTREAM Shower of Blessings Daily Puja and Tsog followed with Oral Reading Transmission (Lung) of the Dudjom Tersar Concise and the SaTer Ngondro given by Lama Sonam Rinpoche

Online live read along Shower of Blessings text will become live prior to session at this link:

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Reflecting on the need to guard the mind, which is the root of the Dharma

The whole of the Dharma depends on the mind, and the mind is dependent on the precious human body. This is an interdependent relationship of support and what is supported: the mind is the root of Dharma, and the freedoms and advantages are the support or accessory for this. For this reason one need train only in taming the mind, as Nagarjuna advises: 

The vital point is tame your mind, for mind’s The root of Dharma, so the Buddha said. 

And the Great Omniscient One says: 

The Dharma depends on the mind, And that depends on the freedoms and advantages, interdependently.

Now that the many causes and conditions have come together, Tame your mind—that’s the main point of Dharma. 

The sufferings of fear and poverty that occur throughout this life and will occur in subsequent lives are the negative consequences of using your precious human body to indulge in pointless distractions, while all the happiness and good qualities of higher rebirth and ultimate excellence come solely from not wasting the freedoms and advantages. 

As we read in the Sutra of the Arborescent Array: 

Child of noble family, it has never occurred to those who wander in cyclic existence that their body ornamented with the freedoms and advantages is so difficult to find; because of their evil friends,f they continue to circle in cyclic existence and are tormented by the fire of suffering. But I, by reflecting on this supreme freedom, have been completely liberated from existence. You too should do likewise.

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom
Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
Shambhala, 2011

Vajra Guru Mantra

Guru Rinpoche at Pema Osel Ling

The explanation of the meaning of the Guru’s essential twelve-syllable mantra is explained according to the extensive commentary on The New Treasure Preliminary Practices called The Lamp Illuminating the Path to Liberation


OM, AH, and HUNG are the expression of the three vajras of enlightened body, speech, and mind that begin the mantra.

BENZAR is vajra. Vajra means never affected by the elaboration of dualistic conceptions. Abiding as the essence of all-pervasive empty awareness, vajra is Dharmakaya.

GURU means the Sambhogakaya Lama. The nature of this Sambhogakaya deity has the seven branches of union, carrying the inexhaustible opulence of the qualities of enlightened body and vast oceans of pure lands arranged like gatherings of clouds. This is Sambhogakaya.

PADMA is the radiant awareness of discerning wisdom, the vajra speech of great bliss. Arising in the form of the supreme Lotus family of miraculous birth, this is Nirmanakaya. By remembering the greatness of the qualities of this Great Lama Orgyen Dorje Chang, who is the inseparable Three Kayas, pray from the state of the uncontrived nature of one’s mind, free from elaboration. By the power of prayer, both common and supreme SIDDHI without exception are requested with HUNG, and received within one’s mind right at that moment. Thus, remembering the meaning, recite the mantra. Repost from May, 2016

Summer Retreat 2020 Livestreaming
from Pema Osel Ling

with Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche 100 Million Mantra Accumulation

 Lama Sonam Rinpoche teaches daily on the: 
Guru Rinpoche Mantra Recitation and its Benefits 

Recorded teachings will be available for one month
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