Suggested donations cover local transportation, food, accommodation, practice texts, and offerings to teachers. Scholarships and concessions are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call / Whats App (+977) 981.863.0589 for more information.
Empowerments and Reading Transmissions
The necessary empowerments and reading transmissions for the courses will likely take place in Kathmandu between 25 – 27 November so please plan to arrive before then.
More Information On The Chokling New Treasures Lineages
The Chokling Tersar, or Chokling New Treasures Lineage, is the collected treasure revelations of the great treasure revealer Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870), one of the greatest visionary masters in Tibetan history. These teachings and practices are a direct transmission from the great Lotus-born Master, Guru Padmasambhava and are specifically meant to be transmitted and practiced during this day and age and are now widely practiced by both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Tukdrub Barché Künsel Preliminary Practices
As His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said:
When we take our first steps on the path, we are not yet capable of helping others. To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress. You may feel like dispensing with these foundations in order to practice teachings that you think are more profound, but if you do so, you are building a palace on the surface of a frozen lake.
These preliminary practices (ngöndro), also known as the Four Foundations, begin with contemplation on the four mind-changings to turn our mind towards the dharma. We then progressively practice refuge, bodhicitta and so on to purify our negative karma and obscurations and to gather the accumulations of merit and wisdom. The particular preliminary practices we will be learning come from the Lamé Tukdrub Barché Künsel, (Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind, Dispeller of All Obstacles), a blessed cycle of treasure teachings given by Guru Rinpoche and revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa. For more information, see The Great Gate by Rangjung Yeshe Publications.