The Music of Great Bliss (YouTube Video)

The Music of Great Bliss 

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche composed "The Music of Great Bliss” at the age of 19 After narrowly escaping capture by the Chinese in 1959. It was during this escape that Trungpa Rinpoche wrote A Symphony of Great Bliss which was an explanation of the Mahamudra approach to meditation based on Ju Mipham’s The Music of the Lute which presented the Dzogchen view.

In this provocative doha Trungpa Rinpoche presents Mahamudra as a girlfriend or lover. He thus explains the view, path, and fruition of Mahamudra in a direct and intimate way.

Trungpa Rinpoche was a close dharma brother of Thrangu Rinpoche and that long close friendship was the inspiration for Thrangu Rinpoche’s search for this lost spiritual song finally found in 2006.

This teaching was given in Boulder, Colorado in 2009 and translated by David Karma Choephel.

This teaching in book form is published by Shambhala Publications as The Harmony of the View which includes the root text of this spiritual song and two more long teachings of Thrangu Rinpoche. This book is available on this website.

It just like you were there and if you haven't had the opportunity to see Thrangu Rinpoche teach--this is the way to do it. Go to and click on VIDEOS to see the full set of these teachings.

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