“This sadhana and tsok, based on the Seven Line Prayer, comes from the great Jamgӧn Mipham Rinpoché (1846-1912), one of the most influential Tibetan scholars and mahasiddhas. Tibet has had three emanations of Manjushri and one is Mipham Rinpoché. He has been most kind for the Nyingma doctrine in particular. In ancient times, the Dharma in Tibet had “Khen-Lob-Chӧ-Sum” (Khenpo Shantarakshita, Loppӧn Pema Jungnay, and Chӧgyal Trisong Deutsen); then after Guru Rinpoché, “Zo-Sur-Nub-Sum (Zo Yeshé Jungnay, Sur Shakya Gyaltsen, and Nub Sangyé Yeshé); and later Rang-Long-Ju-Sum (Rangdzompa, Longchenpa, and Ju Mipham). In this way, the Dharma continues in an unbroken stream since it was established, maintained, and spread throughout Tibet and the world.
“This practice of Shower of Blessings is central to all Nyingmapa and particularly to our own lord protector Dungsé Thinley Norbu Rinpoché, who leads us in this practice all the time. It is so profound and rich, yet so simple and easy to do. Generally for the Nyingmapa, the essence of practice is the Seven Line Prayer, a treasure found by so many treasure revealers. This Shower of Blessings is related with that practice, a guru yoga based on Guru Rinpoche. Guru yoga is the highest and fastest method for attaining realization.
“Our sangha does this Shower of Blessings tsok on Guru Rinpoché Day, in particular, and because everyone’s doing the practice, I thought it would be good to make some commentary so we can more deeply understand its profound meaning and enrich our practice, absorbing its blessings. Please join us for a dharma party retreat at Pema Ӧsel Ling this Thanksgiving weekend.”
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From a 15 disc dvd series on Vajrakilaya. Rinpoche gave detailed teachings on the practice of Vajrakilaya, specifically from the new treasures of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoché's Dorjé Phurba Putri Rekphung. This is a root yidam practice for our sangha and one we do regularly at Pema Ösel Ling. Lama Tharchin Rinpoche said: "Vajrakilaya practice is extremely powerful in removing outer, inner, and secret obstacles on the Dharma path. Vajrakilaya is one of the main yidam practices in the Nyingma lineage and is the root of spiritual accomplishments (siddhis), swiftly bringing both ordinary and extraordinary accomplishments."
A short selection frm Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Prayer of the Three Kayas teaching, available on heartteachings.com. In this excerpt, Rinpoche talks about his uncle and teacher, Lama Sherab Rinpoche and his reply for those who said they were not yet ready to practice.