By Tony Duff
“The entire course for the sea of Profound Meaning”, an intensive Liturgy for the Visualization strategies of the Mahamudra Preliminaries with an inventory of the main issues of the most Practice
There are a couple of branches of the Drukpa Kagyu and every has it personal liturgies for doing the initial practices (Tib. ngondro). The Kham (East Tibetan) culture of the Drukpa Kagyu, headed by way of the Khamtrul Rinpoches has a couple of those liturgies. even though, the only composed by way of Kunga Tendzin, the 3rd Khamtrul Rinpoche is the only more often than not used. it's the liturgy used for instance at Tashi Jong in India, the present-day seat of Khamtrul Rinpoche.
The textual content of the liturgy used to be translated into English through Lotsawa Tony on the request of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. it's a usual, Mahamudra kind preliminaries liturgy within which there are 4 units of 1 hundred thousand preliminaries to be performed. The liturgy is vast. Kunga Tenzin incorporated loads of fabric in his liturgy and this makes it helpful as a reference for somebody. for instance, the full pushing aside perform performed with the perform of The Thirty-five Buddhas, and the Sutra of the 3 lots is contained in it. there's additionally an impressive guru yoga part for the Drukpa Kagyu, that is incredibly attractive. there's additionally a pleasant number of commitment prayers on the end.
The translation was once performed through Lotsawa Tony in the course of a three-month consultation at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Ngedon Osel Ling in Nepal, while a wide crew of Drukpa Kagyu lamas and rinpoches of the East Tibetan culture accumulated jointly for a Drukpa Kagyu Dharma pageant. the interpretation went very well and it was once more often than not felt that the poetic traits of the Tibetan got here out good into English, which used to be entertaining to all concerned.
The liturgy might be of precise curiosity to all Drukpa Kagyu fans. greater than that, it may be of curiosity to somebody doing the initial practices.
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In the grove of profundity and clarity, Where the experience of non-confusion dawns, I supplicate Jamyang Lodro Sengge— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas. In Gangzang in the middle of the land of snows, Where there is self-luminosity of things as they are, I supplicate the incomparable Khyentse Togden— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas.
In an instant, on top of a lotus, sun, and corpse, The bhagavati, prajna appears as Varahi, the mother. The great bliss of that having the supreme of all aspects is her red body. The oneness of all dharmas is her one face, wrathful yet smiling. The two truths are her right hand slaying discursive thoughts with a hooked knife and, Her left hand holding a scull-cup of blood, the play of undefiled great bliss. In union with method, the heruka, she embraces a khatvanga. The five kayas thoroughly perfected, she wears the dry skulls of the five families.
DRUKPA KAGYU PRELIMINARIES LITURGY 33 In the south, in the monastery of Trowolung, Where lakes of oral instructions swirl, I supplicate the Translator Marpa Lotsawa— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas. In the north, in the Lachi range of snow mountains, Where the snow mountain of the practice lineage was formed, I supplicate lord Milarepa— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas.