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Mahayoga Teachings on the Yeshe Zangthal and Vajrasattva Empowerment by Phakchok Rinpoche
September 9 – September 13
Samye Institute is delighted to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche has kindly accepted the invitation from Dharma House NYC to teach on the Yeshe Zangthal and offer a Vajrasattva empowerment. This teaching series will begin on September 9th and conclude on September 13th. This event is the first public teaching series offered by Phakchok Rinpoche since completing his retreat. It is a precious opportunity for our North American sangha to join Rinpoche as he confers these profound teachings.
These teachings are free and open to the public.
We are thrilled to announce that these teachings will be live-streamed and have live interpretation in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai.
We will also offer French, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian translations as post-recordings.
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. Thus, these are the direct, pith instructions of Guru Padmasambhava, uniquely relevant for our times.
This fourth chapter includes advice on the details of Mahayoga practice, including step-by-step instructions on how to properly develop the visualization of the deity based on “the three samadhis,” how to engage in proper recitation based on “the four nails that secure the life force”, and how to finally perfect the practice by realizing one’s own mind as the deity, Guru Padmasambhava.
Please remember to bring a khata and offering envelopes for dana. Seats will be available for those requiring them.
Here are further details of Rinpoche’s teaching schedule:
Friday, September 9th, 2PM: Yeshe Zangthal teaching, Lama Norlha puja, the puja will not be livestreamed.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, September 11th, 12th, 13th, 7:30 – 9:30PM: Yeshe Zangthal teachings.
Recordings of each day of teaching will be available for 48 hours on Samye Institute’s YouTube page.