In 1958, the Chinese invaded Kham in Tibet, destroying monasteries and imprisoning monks. In the previous summer, Khenpo Gangshar foresaw great difficulties To help the monks progress rapidly on the path so they could meet these challenges, he gave this teaching.
Thrangu, Chogyam Trungpa, and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche received this profound cycle of teachings. Khenpo Gangshar says: “A worthy student is one who aspires to practice the profoundest of the profound and secret vajrayana – the essential oral instructions of all the anuttara yoga tantras or the nature of the realization of effortless ati. To meet the needs of such a student, three points should be taught: The preliminary steps of mind training, the main practice of pointing-out, and the subsequent application combining the profound advice into key points.” This profound advice includes instructions on the wisdom of emotions, taking the bardo as the path and taking sleep as the path.
In these talks Thrangu Rinpoche provides clear and concise commentary on this amazing text. Rinpoche concludes several talks with meditation sessions. Others conclude with question-and-answer sessions with students.
We have also included the root text of Khenpo Gangshar.
There are seven DVDs making up 14 talks by Thrangu Rinpoche given at Topsham, Maine in 2007. Translation was by David Karma Choephel.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 30 January, 2019.