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This teaching on Könchok Chidu by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is based on two practice sadhanas. First, The Essential Daily Simple Practice of the Peaceful Guru
is a Nalandabodhi feast practice text. This Nalandabodhi text is an
abbreviated form of Könchok Chidu practice compiled by Situ Pema
Nyinjay. Second, this teaching is also based on an extended form of the
practice, the All Pervasive Activity Könchok Chidu Sadhana composed
by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye. Drawing on verses in the extended
practice, Rinpoche deepens our understanding of the view and practice of
our abbreviated text while at the same time introducing us to the view
and practice of the complete form of the sadhana. This teaching,
therefore, can be used to enhance our experience of the Nalandabodhi
Könchok Chidu feast practice. At the same time, this teaching also
provides and a wonderful introduction to and commentary on the Peaceful
Guru portion of the extended practice which may become available to the
sangha at a later date.
specifically, Rinpoche begins by teaching that the Ngöndro practices,
especially Mandala Offering, provide the necessary foundation for
engaging in the Könchok Chidu practice. He then provides an extensive
teaching on the view of creation and completion stage practice,
explaining that without this view visualization practices promote
clinging instead of dismantling fixation. In the teaching that follows
on the outer and inner practice of the peaceful guru (the first section
of the extended practice) Rinpoche provides and explains several verses
from the extended practice that we can use in the context of our current
feast practice. He also gives visualization instructions for verses
included in our abbreviated practice as well as for verses from the
that neither our abbreviated Nalandabodhi practice nor the extended
Könchok Chidu practice should be performed without empowerment, guiding
instructions, and a scriptural transmission. Rinpoche’s students who
attended the Toronto Retreat in 2012 or Sangha Retreat in 2006 received
the empowerment, instructions, and a reading transmission. Other
students of Rinpoche who wish to participate in the Nalandabodhi Könchok
Chidu feast practice should contact the practice coordinator of their
center for information about the pre-requisites for joining this
Much of the teaching was in English.
When Rinpoche taught in Tibetan, translation was provided by Tyler Dewar. Four talks by Rinpoche and one by Tyler Dewar on View, on five DVDs.