The Aspiration of Samantabadra belongs to the Dzogchen tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. This prayer presents the path to complete awakening according to the Dzogchen tradition as well as instructions to make our path genuine and correct. It expresses the different manifestations of basic awareness in ordinary life. It is an aspiration to realize rigpa, realize the genuine path, and realize the genuine teacher. The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche presents profound teachings on this prayer based on his book, Penetrating Wisdom (Snow Lion). In Rinpoche’s words: “Whether we are talking about the nature of our mind or the nature of the universe, primordial purity exists in that nature.” Translation Assistance by Tyler Dewar. Six talks on 1 MP3 CD.
- MP3CD Recordings
MP3CDs look like ordinary CDs, but contain compressed audio files. While a regular audio CD holds a maximum of only 80 minutes of recorded audio, an identical-looking MP3CD can easily hold the audio files from an entire weekend or even week-long teaching. MP3CDs can be played in a computer and/or the audio files can be downloaded into an iPod or similar device. MP3CDs may also be played on a portable MP3CD player. Most ordinary CD players, such as the CD player in most older cars (roughly 2005 and earlier), will not play MP3CDs. Many but not all cars 2006 or later do have MP3-capable CD players. Any car or home stereo CD player that is capable of playing an MP3CD will have “MP3” or “MP3-WMA” clearly marked on the front of it.
- The MP3CDs available for sale on this web site are all clearly labeled and packaged in a clear case. The audio files on them have proper ID3 tag information, which means that on a computer, iPod or similar device the audio files will display (and can be searched by) Album (Title of teaching), Song (Talk number within a teaching) and Artist (Teacher).