By Tony Duff
“The entire direction for the sea of Profound Meaning”, an in depth Liturgy for the Visualization systems of the Mahamudra Preliminaries with an inventory of the foremost 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 via the Khamtrul Rinpoches has a couple of those liturgies. in spite of the fact that, the only composed via Kunga Tendzin, the 3rd Khamtrul Rinpoche is the single most of the time 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 was once translated into English through Lotsawa Tony on the request of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. it's a typical, Mahamudra variety 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 worthwhile as a reference for a person. for instance, the entire 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 highly attractive. there's additionally a pleasant choice of commitment prayers on the end.
The translation was once performed via Lotsawa Tony in the course of a three-month consultation at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Ngedon Osel Ling in Nepal, while a wide team of Drukpa Kagyu lamas and rinpoches of the East Tibetan culture accrued jointly for a Drukpa Kagyu Dharma competition. the interpretation went very properly and it used to be as a rule felt that the poetic characteristics of the Tibetan got here out good into English, which used to be entertaining to all concerned.
The liturgy may be of distinct curiosity to all Drukpa Kagyu fans. greater than that, it may be of curiosity to a person doing the initial practices.
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Above her crown, in space, on top of a throne and seat, The pure master unequalled in kindness, the guru, is present— Glorious, all-pervading lord of the hundred families, Vajradhara. The unchanging dharmakaya, his form is radiant, the colour of the sky. Upaya and prajna unified, he holds a vajra and bell across his heart. The single family of the great secret, his hair is bound up above. A falling rain of whatever is desired, he is adorned with the precious things. Protecting with compassionate activity, he wears the lower silken pants.
In the palace of self-arisen co-emergence, Where the conduct is the equal taste of samsara and nirvana, I supplicate Jamyang Yeshe Rinchen— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, 38 THE OCEAN OF PROFOUND MEANING That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas. In the spacious buddha-field of equality, Where the desires of myself and others are fulfilled, I supplicate mahasiddha Lodro Chogden— 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.
The single family of the great secret, his hair is bound up above. A falling rain of whatever is desired, he is adorned with the precious things. Protecting with compassionate activity, he wears the lower silken pants. The equality of samsara and nirvana, his legs are crossed in vajra posture. DRUKPA KAGYU PRELIMINARIES LITURGY 27 Free of obscuration, he is the Inexhaustible Wheel of Ornamentation. The array of infinite buddha fields and realms are complete within his body, And all these fields are extensively filled with his emanations.
A Complete Path for the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Tony Duff