Mahayoga Teachings on the Yeshé Zangthal, Part 1: Introduction
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche begins his instructions on the Yeshé Zangthal. In this introductory session, Rinpoche introduces the activities of Mahaguru Padmasambhava and provides the essential context for a deeper study of this profound tantra. He draws attention to the importance of truly taking the four mind changings to heart. The dharma is easy to practice if we change our minds.
Yangtik Yeshé Zangthal, The Quintessence of Wisdom Openness, is the fourth chapter of the Sheldam Nyingjang, The Essence Manual of Oral Instructions, the root tantra of the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel, The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles—the primary cycle of practice revealed by the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.
The text includes direct pith instructions of Guru Padmasambhava, said to be uniquely relevant for modern times. Phakchok Rinpoche has repeatedly commented that the core texts for practicing Mahayoga are the Lamrim Yeshé Nyingpo and Chapter 4 of the Yeshé Zangthal.