Guru Yoga ~ part 3 Lama Sonam Rinpoche

Tibetan language with English translation by Cy Kassoff

This is the final piece of Lama Sonam Rinpoche’s presentation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Included here is a discussion of the guru yoga section in three parts: guru yoga, the phowa transference, chod offering, and dedication of merit.
A note about the guru yoga  to clarify the order of practice: Lama Sonam Rinpoche is referring throughout to the slightly longer SaTer Ngondro upon which the Concise Ngondro is based. The SaTer text is arranged a little different in that the Mandala offering precedes the Vajrasattva recitation and the guru yoga section is expanded with more extensive supplication. Traditionally prostrations are performed with the supplication to the guru in the SaTer practice and with Refuge and Bodhicitta in the Concise version. Otherwise the specific instruction for prostrations are the same.

Guru Yoga ~ part 2 Lama Sonam Rinpoche

Tibetan language with English translation by Cy Kassoff

This is the final piece of Lama Sonam Rinpoche’s presentation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Included here is a discussion of the guru yoga section in three parts: guru yoga, the phowa transference, chod offering, and dedication of merit.
A note about the guru yoga  to clarify the order of practice: Lama Sonam Rinpoche is referring throughout to the slightly longer SaTer Ngondro upon which the Concise Ngondro is based. The SaTer text is arranged a little different in that the Mandala offering precedes the Vajrasattva recitation and the guru yoga section is expanded with more extensive supplication. Traditionally prostrations are performed with the supplication to the guru in the SaTer practice and with Refuge and Bodhicitta in the Concise version. Otherwise the specific instruction for prostrations are the same.

 

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom

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On the last day of the Annual Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Retreat at Pema Osel Ling, Lama Sonam Rinpoche recommended that we read and study from ngondro commentaries available, Cascading Waterfall, A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom, Words of My Perfect Teacher and Lama Tharchin’s Ngondro Commentary. 

Here is a one hour sound file from a teaching on February 2, 2014 from HH Dudjom Rinpoche’s classic introduction to the Preliminary Practice of the Dudjom Lineage of Buddhism  “A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom”  by Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche at the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute, Eugene, Oregon with English translation by Cy Kassoff.

This text also contains invaluable instructions on the correct view, conduct, and activity of a practitioner.

Soundcloud file / Listen here ~~~