Song of the Dzogchen View by Mipham (YouTube video)

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Ju Mipham’s Song of the Dzogchen View

A commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche

The great scholar and practitioner Ju Mipham (1846-1912) stayed in the previous Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery for a few years. He has composed many texts on a vast number of Buddhist subjects and was a leading figure of the Rime (non-sectarian) movement. He composed this teaching on Dzogchen the main practice of the Nyingma lineage which was called “The Music of the Lute.”

In this teaching of Thrangu Rinpoche who used an outline by one of his (and also Chogyam Trungpa’s) main gurus, Khenpo Gangshar, to give these 8 teachings. in these 8 talks. These teachings were given at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado in 2009. They cover the direct examination of the mind with an extremely easy to understand explanation covering what is the pure, non-conceptual nature of mind., how do we “look” at it without elaboration and fabrication, what are the techniques employed by the great masters of Dzogchen, and how does this fit in with the other Buddhist paths.

In August of 2020 Shambhala Publications is publishing The Harmony of the View which will include the text of these teachings along with two other teachings by Thrangu Rinpoche edited by the translator, David Karma Choephel.

This set of 8 teachings on VIDEO each about an hour long and has Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings in Tibetan, a translator translating and questions and answers from the audiance.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 15 September, 2020.