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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.

Prayers will be recited in both Tibetan and English.  The practice on Feb. 22nd will include a Tsog Offering.  Attendees can place tsog offerings like flowers, fruits, biscuits, cheese/crackers, nuts, and include a small amount of meat and alcohol on their alter.  We partake in the offerings to honor the divine within. It is a beautiful practice to accumulate merit and purify obscurations.

Main text:  Trinley Nyingpo, the “Essence of Enlightened Activity,” is the concise Guru Rinpoche sadhana practice from the Tugdrub Barche Kunsel

Lineage text: Thugdrup Barched Kunsel Lineage Prayer

Abbreviated textAwakening to the Guru’s Pure Vision

Link to Join Prayer Practice via Zoom:  Monday Night Prayer Practice

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

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