An Explanation of the Seven-line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Thursday April 28th, 7pm
521 West 26th Street 2nd Floor stairs
(between 10th and 11th avenue)
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master of Vajrayana Buddhism. He is the tenth lineage holder of the Repkong Ngakpas. This is a family lineage of yogis, or householders, and was the largest community of non-monastic practitioners in Tibet. Rinpoche was trained in His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's monastery, engaged in five years of solitary retreat and then completed the three year retreat with three others under Dudjom Rinpoche.
In addition to Dudjom Rinpoche, his main teachers have been Chatral Rinpoche, Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche, and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Rinpoche left Tibet by foot with his family in 1959. He lived in Orissa, India and Kathmandu, Nepal before coming to America in 1984 for health reasons. While in America, Dudjom Rinpoche asked Lama Tharchin Rinpoche to turn the third wheel of Dharma, the teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism. Rinpoche is a householder with two sons and a celebrated approach to working with Western students.
We all recite this prayer again and again every day, and to have Lama Tharchin Rinpoche brighten and remind us of it's preciousness in his own amazing way will be a true blessing for all of us.
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