This extraordinarily beautiful teaching was given by Khenpo Karthar
Rinpoche during his first historic visit to Hartford KTC in 1998. This
teaching on Chenrezig meditation practice is based on the Fifteenth
Karmapa’s commentary, A Continuous Rain of Blessings: A Commentary on
the Meditation and Mantra Recitation for the Great Compassionate One.
The commentary begins by explaining the nature and significance of
Chenrezig. We learn that Chenrezig represents supreme compassion for all
sentient beings and that the practice awakens loving kindness and
compassion in practitioners. Chenrezig practice tames negativity and is
widespread in the formerly aggressive Tibetan culture. Tibetan children
now seem to be born knowing the Chenrezig Mantra, Om Mani Peme Hung.
Following the introduction, the practice is presented in six topics,
beginning with the preparation of taking refuge and generating
bodhicitta. The second and third topics present the visualization and
mantra recitation of the main practice. Chenrezig is visualized as the
embodiment of the essence of all sources of refuge. The visualization is
explained in moving detail, emphasizing the meaning of the practice and
the faith, aspiration and confidence of the practitioner. The
conclusion of the practice is explained in the fourth and fifth topics
which address bringing appearances to the path and dedicating the merit.
The sixth and final topic presents the benefits of the practice. This
wonderful teaching was translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Three talks as an audio download. This is a "Mainly English" edition.
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