Monday, May 4, 2015

Live Webcast with Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Giving the Lung for the Dra Thalgyur Tantra

Choegyal Namkhai Norbu will offer the Lung/Reading Transmission of The Dra Thalgyur, the root Upadesha tantra of The Dzogchen Teaching. He has specifically requested that everyone who wants to participate listens to the complete Lung and remain for the entire Transmission, “not even going to the toilet”, “otherwise the Lung has no value”. This applies if you attend via webcast or receive the Lung in Dzamling Gar, so if you will participate, it is necessary to be present for all sessions, arrive early for each session, and do not leave until each session has ended.

The schedule for the Event is Friday, May 8 at 5-7 PM Tenerife time (GMT+1), Saturday, May 9 at 10 AM - 12 Tenerife time (GMT+1) and Sunday, May 10 at 10 AM-12 Tenerife time (GMT+1).

Jeremy will be projecting webcast to screen in the Tsegyagar East Schoolhouse Gompa . Friday, May 8th 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Saturday, May 9th 5:00 am - 7:00 am and Sunday, May 10th 5:00 am - 7:00 

Dra Thalgyur (sgra thal ‘gyur) is the abbreviated title of the Dzogchen Upadesha Tantra named rin po che ‘byung bar byed pa sgra thal ‘gyur chen po’i rgyud. Guru Garab Dorje re-transmitted this tantra about 300 years before Jesus was born. The Dra Thalgyur has 6 chapters with a total of 168 questions & answers in about 200 folios. These questions include everything we always wanted to know about Dzogchen but did not know how to ask. It is the most important Dzogchen text but it is very difficult and condensed. During a period of about 3 years, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu edited 2 editions of Vimalamitra’s commentary on the Dra Thalgyur. Korde Randrol (‘khor ‘das rang grol) means the self-liberation of samsara and nirvana. We are very fortunate that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu will transmit these profound teachings. (Jim Valby, 2013)

This is a very special event for anyone interested in Dzogchen. 

Yantra Yoga Instructor Naomi Zeitz and Santi Maha Sangha Base Instructor Lynn Newdome Collaborate for an Online Course on Kumbhaka and the 7th Lojong

[Photo compliments,The Mirror]

On April 18th-19th, Naomi Zeitz and Lynn Newdome presented a joint course on Kumbhaka and the 7th Lojong.

The 7th of the Seven Mind Trainings presented in The Precious Vase are the three trainings in Meditative Stability in the State Beyond Thought. The text presents three types of practice, training in the state through pleasure and emptiness, through clarity and emptiness and training in the ultimate nature of reality (bar rlung).

In order to apply these three practices one must have some mastery of kumbhaka. So to this end, this course will focus on the theoretical aspect of kumbhaka, and more importantly the application of the methods of Yantra Yoga that help us to understand and apply Kumbhaka.

Over 20 people attended the course online.