Guru Yoga and the Essence of Practice

This is the essence of practice:

Pray to your Lama and, while praying, blend your mind inseparably with your Lama’s wisdom mind.
Having merged inseparably, settle in the state of naturalness, the nature of mind. 

To be settled in the state of naturalness, this fresh knowing
Uncontrived and unaltered, is luminous naked awareness.
When thoughts arise within that nature,
Recognize them on arising, and relax within that recognition.
Their arising and liberation occur simultaneously, like a drawing on the water’s surface. 

When thoughts do not arise, that is non-meditation free from thoughts.
Emptiness, beyond meditator and object of meditation,
Is called ultimate wisdom present from the beginning.
Give up hope and fear; hold to the natural state of awareness. 

Thoughts are delusion; stop following after them.
Hope and fear are obstacles; don’t go to greet them.
If you can rest within the nature that is beyond intellect and activity,
You will definitely discover the dharmakaya in your own heart.

Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje – Wisdom Nectar – Shambhala Publications


January 20, 2022 marks the anniversary of His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche’s parinirvana (Dechö in Tibetan). Vajrayana Foundation will do a special puja and tsok reciting the Tsokye T’huk T’hik sadhana via livestreaming. The sessions are free of charge and no registration is necessary. Please consider making an offering for tsok or butterlamps.

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NGONDRO EVENTS SCHEDULE JANUARY

HH Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje

Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung and Teaching with
Lama Sonam Rinpoche

January 16th 11am – 12:30pm Pacific
Open to all LIVE STREAM LINK  
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📸 2021 Powa Retreat Pema Osel Ling

Ngondro Program Participants only Questions
and Answers with Lama Sonam Rinpoche

January 23rd 11am – 12 noon Pacific  
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37 Features Mandala

Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Group Accumulation
January 29 10:00 – 11:00am Pacific

From Oneness, Infinite Immeasurable Pure Insubstantial Wisdom Mandala Manifests

📸 Sandra scales

Whenever wisdom mind is not recognized, there are countless projections of countless sentient beings with dualistic mind and its habits. At the same time, within countless sentient beings’ minds, there are countless inherently born wisdom deities. If one’s own mind remains in ordinary duality, there are always the countless, ordinary phenomena of sentient beings. But if one’s own inherently born wisdom deities blossom through recognition and practice, one’s own phenomena of other sentient beings will not exist, because they are transformed through self-apotheosis to the inherent wisdom of each sentient being. When one’s own wisdom blossoms, other sentient beings’ inherently born wisdom deities blossom, since other sentient beings are one’s own phenomena. So all is fully enlightened at once into oneness, without even a single, ordinary sentient being remaining. From oneness, infinite, immeasurable, pure, insubstantial wisdom maṇḍala manifests.

– Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

White Sail: Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems