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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:34 pm 
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I tuned into a Dzogchen Community webcast around new year's 2008 on the topic of Longchenpa's Four Dharmas. I didn't take careful enough notes on how to track down the root text for this teaching. Can anyone point me toward the correct document? has it been translated into legible English?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:45 pm 
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How about this one?

A Precious Garland for the Four Themes (of Gampopa) by Longchenpa

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:55 pm 
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that must be it. Thank you Astus.

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It's a great little book. There's an edition out there from about thirty-five years ago if you can find it, called "Four-Themed Precious Garland" that has Dudjom Rinpoche and Beru Khyentse's commentary.
(Kagyu lamrim teaching, used by Longchenpa to lay out dzogchen.)


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If it's commentary on Gampopa's Four Dharmas you're looking for, but not from a Dzokchen POV, check out Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's recent teachings at the SF Kagyu Monlam. This was the topic of his teaching sessions over the three day period, and the teachings are being posted at http://www.californiakagyumonlam.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=72

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