A Symphony of Great Bliss (DVD)


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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was composed The Symphony of Great Bliss at the age of 19.

In this provocative Spiritual Song (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.

Thrangu Rinpoche’s commentary on this text provides insight into the circumstances surrounding this song of realization and teaches the meaning of it with clarity and precision. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was born in in eastern Tibet in 1939 and when he was 19 years old, he spent many harrowing months trekking over the Himalayas (described in his book, Born in Tibet). After narrowly escaping capture by the Chinese, he reached India in 1960. It was during this escape that Trungpa Rinpoche wrote A Symphony of Great Bliss.


This spiritual song is an explanation of the Mahamudra approach to meditation based on Ju Mipham’s The Music of the Lute which presents the Dzogchen view. Because Trungpa Rinpoche was a close dharma brother of Thrangu Rinpoche, that long close friendship inspired Thrangu Rinpoche’s to search for this lost spiritual song which was finally found 50 years after Trungpa wrote it.

The root text by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Thrangu Rinpoche’s commentary along with two other teachings by Thrangu Rinpoche are available in the book The Harmony of the View available from the books section of this website and as a PDF.

This DVD set which includes the entire the entire teaching is in 3 DVDs.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 30 November, 2020.