Vajrasattva Dorsem Lama Chopa (The Chariot of Great Merit) (Series 25) DVDs

Please receive the empowerment & oral transmission from a qualified Dudjom lineage lama for this sadhana before doing the practice outside of lineage authorized group practice.

© 2012-2013 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Format: 11 DVDs (Please note that it may take up to 3 weeks to ship); Also available as mp4 video & mp3 audio

Recorded at Rinpoche’s residence, Fern Flat, Aptos, California (T1-7); and Drub Nyiy Dö Jö Gatsal Drubdra, Corralitos, California (T8-11); 2012-13

Language: Teachings 1-7 Rinpoche teaches in English; T 8-11: Tibetan; English translation by Sarah Schneider Plazas

View Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's introductory remarks on the teaching on Vimeo or YouTube.

In general, Vajrasattva is considered the lord of all the Buddha Families with the specific activity of purification. To think of Vajrasattva even for a moment is said to remove the defilements that are the cause of rebirth in samsara.

This Vajrasattva practice was originally called Minling Dorsem because it is the first Mindroling treasure revealer Terdak Lingpa’s treasure. HH Dudjom Rinpoche compiled this Dorsem Lama Chopa, a special offering guru yoga, based on this treasure. The 64-volume Rinchen Terdzö compiled by Jamgön Kongtrul and Jamyang Khyentse, begins with this Vajrasattva practice and it is considered the most important. Entitled “A Chariot of Great Merit,” the practice includes a self-empowerment (dak juk), which purifies all broken samaya. The ritual aspect of this sadhana is elaborate – a rich cycle of deity visualization, mantra, mudra, music and samadhi with the power to awaken our clarity of awareness, our original Buddha nature.

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche teaches on the Daily Practice of Vajrasattva and the sadhana of Dorsem Lama Chӧpa. Special instruction will also include the Dak-juk (self-empowerment), Shakpa (confession) and Kangwa (fulfillment). The text is available in print through Dharma Treasures Bookstore or in digital format.

We hope to have future teachings on aspects of this practice, such as mudra, tormas, shrine set-up, and how to structure a retreat.

Sent to subscribers: August 2012-June 2013

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