Friday, September 15 2023

8 AM
Friday, Sep 15, 2023 8 a.m.
Multi-day Event
Weekend Teaching

 Tulku Thadral Rinpoche beach

Tulku Thadral Rinpoche


Longchenpa's "Resting in the Nature of Mind"

Continuation of Lung and Teachings with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

September 15, 16 and 17, 2023

 By Streaming Only



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Tulku Thadral Rinpoche will continue giving the oral transmission (lung) and teachings on Longchenpa's "Resting in the Nature of Mind" (Tib. Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso). This is the second in a continuing series of teachings on this important work. The oral transmissions will be given at the beginning of the 10:30am sessions.


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There are no prerequisites for taking these teachings, and no particular samaya (commitment), except that Rinpoche says it will be good if people can practice afterwards.


Rinpoche will be teaching from The Excellent Path to Enlightenment, which is Longchenpa's practice manual based on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind (Sem Nyi Ngal So). This text contains 141 individual practices laid out for each topic, which together cover the whole path of Dharma: the Four Thoughts, Ngondro, the Sutras, Outer and Inner Tantras; all nine levels of the path put together in one teaching. The entire work is a comprehensive guide to practicing Buddhism, and is sometimes referred to as the "Nyingma Lam Rim".


Rinpoche will offer three different ways of meditating on each topic: concise, middle and elaborate. He will give the lung for the relevant sections and lead us in meditation as he goes through the text.


Rinpoche will be giving the lung from The Great Chariot, Longchenpa's Auto-commentary to Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, which includes the root text, and is found in the second part of Volume One of The Trilogy of Rest.


Dudjom Rinpoche Sangye Pema Shepa described Longchenpa's "Trilogy of Rest" this way:


"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."



Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche also commented about this text, "Rest is what we all lack most. Even more agonizing is that we don’t know how to do it; in fact, we don’t even understand what it means to rest. Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is?"



*The streamed sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for viewing up to a month after the retreat. Anyone who wishes to attend and is unable to register at one of the suggested levels, please contact the office.


**The Lung for this teaching will be given for the sections of the text that Rinpoche will be teaching on, not the entire text. Lungs will be given daily at the beginning of the 10:30am sessions.