Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), was an ecumenical (Rimay) Tibetan Buddhist master who integrated the mind-essence teachings of the Nyingma old school (Dzogchen) with the Mahamudra teachings of the Kagyu masters that were brought from India to Tibet several centuries later.
This synthesis of the mind essence teachings is best expressed in his masterpiece known colloquially as The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, in just a short set of verses, conveys the ground, path and fruition of the path to enlightenment, as well as how qualities of love, devotion and compassion deepen our realization of the nature of mind, and of all things.
Tulku Sherdor received the complete instruction on this prayer and its primary commentary by Situ Panchen, an 18th century Tibetan master scholar, from the great Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche in 1989, and completed the first English translation of this commentary with advice from Khenchen Trangu Rinpoche a few years later. The translation was published by Snow Lion under the title "Mahamudra Teachings of the Supreme Siddhas," and later re-issued under a new title.
This will be the first public seminar offered by Tulku Sherdor on this important text. Attendance at all four sessions of the seminar is highly recommended, although each session will also cover different topics and sections of the prayer and its commentary. No prior familiarity is necessary.
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Tulku Sherdor is the director of Blazing Wisdom Institute in Andes, New York, and a frequent guest teacher at The Tibetan Center. For more information about Tulku Sherdor and Blazing Wisdom Institute, please visit Blazing Wisdom Institute