At this Vajra Assembly held at Karmê Chöling in the autumn of 2003, the Sakyong
presented an overview of the relationship between the teachings of Shambhala and
those of dzokchen, the Great Perfection. It was a practice-oriented retreat, with
many forms of guided meditation offered including shamatha yoga and
mahamudra. Within the context of a Rain of Blessings
feast, Rinpoche guided the
visualization practice and gave a commentary on the Seven-Line Supplication
The next day he presented The Sadhana of Luminosity
, offering a commentary on
the three roots and again guiding the group practice.
This 4 DVD-set includes a six-session syllabus and talk outlines, available as a PDF
file on the first DVD. It is intended particularly for use in vajrayana practice
intensives and group study situations.
- Talk 1: Shambhala & the Great Perfection Part I, 2 hr. 11 min.
- Talk 2: Shambhala & the Great Perfection Part II, 1 hr. 56 min.
- Talk 3: Guru Rinpoche & the Rain of Blessings, 1 hr. 14 min.
- Talk 4: The Sadhana of Luminosity, 1 hr. 46 min.
Total length: 7 hours 7 minutesAvailable to those who have attended Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly.