Monday Night Guru Rinpoche Prayer Practice-Online
June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For Monday, June 8th, 2020, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will lead students in the abbreviated prayers known as Awakening to the Guru’s Pure Vision, and he will then give us the oral transmission of the text so dear to his heart and central to his practice: Trinley Nyingpo, the “Essence of Enlightened Activity,” is the concise Guru Rinpoche sadhana practice from the Tugdrub Barche Kunsel
Please note–there is a new link and password required for the Zoom meeting. More information below.
Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava or the Precious Master, is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. He established the Buddhadharma in Tibet, and then developed the practice so that all the teachings of Buddha were preserved as a living tradition that has continued down to the present day.
Trinley Nyingpo, the “Essence of Enlightened Activity,” is the concise Guru Rinpoche sadhana practice from the Tugdrub Barche Kunsel, a hidden treasure teaching discovered by the King of Treasure Revealers, Chogyur Dechen Lingpa in the mid-19th century.
The central visualization for this practice is a triad of deities of the Three Kayas (“Enlightened Bodies”): the Dharmakaya Buddha Amitayus, the Samboghakaya Buddha Avalokitesvara, and the Nirmanakaya Buddha Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). It also includes twelve additional manifestations of Guru Rinpoche.
Outwardly, Guru Rinpoche was a fully enlightened being who was invited from India by the Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen in the 8th century to establish the Vajrayana Buddhist teachings in Tibet. He personally blessed every square foot of Tibet and concealed innumerable “treasure teachings” (Terma) for future generations to receive and practice when the time was especially right. Trinley Nyingpo is one such terma.
Inwardly, Guru Rinpoche is the embodiment of all the Wisdom Gurus of the past, present, and future, and the essence of our own enlightened mind.
Khenpo Karten Rinpoche first introduced a small group of students to this practice just a few weeks before Shelter-in-Place orders were given, and now we are so fortunate to be able to receive and practice this profound teaching with him from all over the world. The Treasures of Chogyur Dechen Lingpa were the focus of Rinpoche’s practice during his 3-Year Retreat in Tibet.
Prayers will be recited in both Tibetan and English.
Lineage text: Thugdrup Barched Kunsel Lineage Prayer
Abbreviated text: Awakening to the Guru’s Pure Vision
Password required: WorldPeace
Or join by phone (your normal phone charges may apply):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 970 1801 1835
International numbers available: https://middlebury.zoom.us/u/abeH9hRvO3
Phone Password: 470102