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Calling the Guru from Afar
Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation
Registration required: Web: gomdeusa.org; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee waived for Stanford students.
AgendaTeachings 3-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jamgön Kongtrul’s piercing supplication, Calling the Guru from Afar, has been chanted widely by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism since its composition in 1800’s up until the present day. Invoking many of the greatest masters of India and Tibet, the prayer then points out some of the most common and dangerous faults that afflict so-called dharma practitioners. From the practice of mind training, bodhichitta and devotion, up to the nature of mind Jamgön Kongtrul illuminates the pitfalls we all too often fall into and invokes the gurus’ blessings so that we may become genuine practitioners. The prayer therefore contains many precious pieces of advice that can help us truly turn our minds to the dharma and make our dharma practice become the path.
Born in 1981 as the son of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and recognized at a young age, Phakchok Rinpoche is one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage and a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations.
Friday, January 27, 2012 | 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford