The Song of Lodrö Thaye is a doha or song of realization written by the First Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche. This song is published in The Rain of Wisdom (Shambhala) and in Cloudless Sky (Shambhala) where it appears along with a commentary by the Third Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche. In these recordings, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s commentary begins with an extensive and moving teaching on the relationship between devotion and realization as taught in the homage stanza of Jamgön Kongtrül’s song. This is followed by commentary on the Ground Mahamudra verses, including the importance of meditating with the view, how the essence of cognitive mind manifests, the reasons why we fail to recognize mind’s true nature, and how ignorance, confusion and wisdom arise. Rinpoche explains that the key point or supreme view of ground Mahamudra is recognizing the various magical displays of samsara and nirvana to be self liberated. These talks include advice on bringing teachings to bear on the problems we face in daily life. Rinpoche teaches with humor and deep insight. These talks include a practice session and several opportunities for questions. Taught entirely in English. Five talks on five DVDs.