Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

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Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

Postby Pero » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:38 pm

heart wrote:
Pero wrote:What's the difference between all these books and Luminous Essence: A Guide To The Guhyagarbha Tantra by Mipham?


Light of Berotsana also translated "Luminous Essence" as "Essence of Clear Light" only difference is that the Light of Berotsana one is restricted. The translations on the commentary of the Guhyagarbha Tantra that Light of Berotsana done are considered the most important ones. Amazing work since it also have the complete transcripts of the teachings of these commentaries by Khenpo Namdrol published. Amazing work, it should all be available for everyone unrestricted.

Longchenpa's commentary is a lot longer than the Luminous Essence one and include a vast vision of every aspect of Buddhism. The Khenpo brothers commentary is a short way of explaining the Guhyagarbha Tantra using only a few chapters, but it is the one that is easiest to read. I haven't read the others.

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Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

Postby Yudron » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:52 pm

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
heart wrote:
Pema Rigdzin wrote:Magnus,

You probably already know this, but I found it interesting that there's a Guhyagarbha empowerment (or multi-empowerment is more like it) in the Chokling Tersar. I'd never heard of a terma of Guhyagarbha until Khenpo Namdrol said that's where the empowerment he was about to give came from. Anyhow, just an interesting tidbit.


All shitro cycles enable access to the same mandala, the Guhyagarbha. Yes, somewhere TUR was talking about the Mahayoga Shitro term of Chokgyur Lingpa that was very profound. You got it?

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I received the first half, the peaceful mandala, from Khenpo Namdrol at Orgyen Dorje Den a year or two ago. Very profound. And then Rinpoche gave the lung for Do Drupchen's Guhyagarbha commentary. Funny story, I fell asleep for a few minutes during the probably 2 + hour lung, but I was still hearing it in my dream. At first I was in a classroom and the teacher was talking gibberish and then I realized "oh snap, that's really Khenpo Namdrol giving the lung" and then I woke up and perked up my attention.


That's interesting, I only got the wrathful part of the Choling Zhitro at Orgyen Dorje Den about five years ago. Good to hear he followed up with the Peaceful!
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Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

Postby byamspa » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:47 pm

Pema Rigdzin wrote:I received the first half, the peaceful mandala, from Khenpo Namdrol at Orgyen Dorje Den a year or two ago. Very profound. And then Rinpoche gave the lung for Do Drupchen's Guhyagarbha commentary. Funny story, I fell asleep for a few minutes during the probably 2 + hour lung, but I was still hearing it in my dream. At first I was in a classroom and the teacher was talking gibberish and then I realized "oh snap, that's really Khenpo Namdrol giving the lung" and then I woke up and perked up my attention.


During the Shitro empowerment retreat I attended with the Khenpo brothers, they also gave the lung for the Guhyagharba, in pieces over several days, one day i closed my eyes to concentrate on listening to the lung, and then at some point realized that I wasn't visualizing syllables really clearly, i was dreaming sitting up! Made myself wake up and pay closer attention to what was going on.
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Re: Khenpo Brother's Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

Postby fosterryanlac » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:49 pm

If any of you are near LA, Khenpo Sonam, at Lhundrup Choling, is about to start teaching Luminous Essence. The empowerment is on April 21st and classes start a week later. We just finished studying Longchenpa's commentary (the one Gyurme Dorje translated) and have been studying it for the last 4 years. Unfortunately our website is unmaintained recently, but the contact information is still the same. I don't know how one could really study this material without a teacher- and one shouldn't- but if you can make it to the empowerment then Khenpo Namdrol's people will let you order his teaching transcripts and recordings for Longchenpa's commentary. The other thing is that if you can make it to Khenpo Sonam's classes then you can also learn the practice that goes with the text- a type of shitro. The Khenpo brothers' book is popular with those of us in the class who have read it- I loved it.
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