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Konchok Chidu View and Practice (MP3CD)
Konchok Chidu View and Practice (MP3CD)
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Restricted Teaching: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche restricts the use of recordings of this teaching to Nalandabodhi students who have at least started Ngondro Practice. When you place your order, please contact us at info@vajraechoes.com and state how you meet this restriction. Your order will not be filled until we have this information from you.

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.

More 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 extended practice.

Note 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 practice.

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.

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