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I Bow to My Root Guru Great Vajradhara

[From Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje. Woodstock, NY: KTD Publications, 2007. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.] I Bow to My Root Guru, Great Vajradhara The realization of this mind, with its movement of thought, Is just self-recognition, your fresh awareness itself. Don’t alter this through hope and fear of good and bad. […]

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Meditation on the Guru is the Key

[ From Ngondro Instructions for Practices in the Termas of Terchen Barway Dorje by Lama Tashi Topgyal.] Meditation on the guru, the practice of guru yoga, is really the key to the successful and authentic practice of all dharma. Most especially in the uncommon and supreme path of dzokchen, it is the very essence and […]

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Without Compassion, Dharma is Poison

From a teaching on Songs of Barway Dorje by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.] Any dharma activity — whether we engage in it as students, as practitioners, as disciples, or as teachers — any dharma activity that is performed without compassion, without the motivation of love and compassion, is poisonous. It is […]

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