Lung & Teaching from Longchenpa


“The Trilogy of Rest is the heart of all the sutra and tantra teachings of Lord Buddha. It is the very essence of the wisdom mind of Gyalwa Longchenpa, the holder of the treasury of the nine vehicles. I hope and pray that these translated texts will be a source of goodness in the world, encouraging beings to turn within and to discover at length the uncontrived nature of their minds—finding rest and relief from all their many pains and sorrows.”
~ Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa

On September 16-18, Tulku Thadral Rinpoche will give the oral reading transmission (lung) from “The Great Chariot”, Gyalwa Longchenpa’s auto-commentary to “Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind” (Sem Nyi Ngal So), which includes the root text, and is found in the second part of Volume One of “The Trilogy of Rest” and will be teaching from “The Excellent Path to Enlightenment”, which is Longchenpa’s practice manual based on “Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind”.

By streaming and in person at Pema Osel Ling following COVID requirements. Registration, information, and offerings: https://www.vajrayana.org/events/230/

 

Auspicious Connections

 

When the sun
Arrives at the center of the blue mid-heaven,

The auspicious connections occur
For the earth’s grove of lotus flowers to bloom.

When drops of honey rain
Arrive from the cluster of the sky’s white clouds,

The auspicious connections occur
For the valley’s flowers and fruits to ripen soon.

When awareness-holding practitioners
Arrive in regions of their directionless wandering,

The auspicious connections occur
For fortunate disciples’ benefit and happiness to appear.

~Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
  Wisdom Nectar

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Subdue Self-clinging

… the purpose of all the teachings in the Great and Lesser Vehicles can be condensed into a single point: to subdue self-clinging. As we practice, therefore, we should be reducing our self-cherishing. If it does not act as an antidote to the ego, our whole practice of Dharma will be pointless. Whether or not the practice we do is actually the Dharma depends entirely on this, which is why it has been said that this is the scale on which those who practice the Dharma are weighed. Of course, other people who see you may testify to your being an authentic Dharma practitioner, but ordinary, worldly people cannot know what is hidden in your mind. You might feel pleased at having done one or two good deeds, but the real signs of having trained one’s mind in bodhichitta are that one is not ashamed of oneself and that one is always in a happy frame of mind, whatever difficult or painful situations one finds oneself in, because rather than getting depressed about them, one takes them as aids to the practice. Nevertheless, while these may be indications that one has really gone to the heart of the teachings, they do not mean that one does not need to train further. So, until you attain Buddhahood, train in the precepts to make bodhichitta grow more and more.

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 Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
translated by the Padmakara Translation Group.—1st ed.