Ascending the Path of Vajrayāna: Aspects of Highest Yoga Tantra – Part One: The Practice of the Six Session Guru Yoga

Ascending the Path of Vajrayāna: Aspects of Highest Yoga Tantra – Part One: The Practice of the Six Session Guru Yoga

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Part One: Establishing a Sublime Basis through the Practice of the Six Session Guru Yoga

When: Saturday, September 17th, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT (recordings available for 3 weeks after)

Where: The sessions will be shown on a private Youtube channel. Links will be sent to qualified participants (please see below) prior to the events and they will be able to access recordings of the sessions both live and afterwards. This will allow people from different time zones to watch at their convenience. We ask that you do not share this link with anyone else so that we can ensure that the teachings are only watched by qualified viewers.

Registration link is below.

About the Teachings: Highest Yoga Tantra is known as the quick path to enlightenment, and these practices reveal uniquely effective methods for transformation and realization. Geshe Sonam Ngodrup, presenting the material as a dharma friend, will focus on the practices of visualization and recitation in the Six session Guru Yoga, a lifelong commitment of all students who receive a Highest Yoga Tantra initiation in the Gelug Tradition.

Geshe la’s explanation will strive to convey the purpose and meaning of the practice so the daily commitment is not just mere repetition, but a source of continued inspiration and renewal for practitioners. Through understanding the essential meanings of the Six Session Guru yoga, students can establish the foundation for a deep and lasting practice.

Please Note: Participation in Geshe Sonam’s Vajrayana teachings requires an empowerment into a deity practice of Highest Yoga Tantra such as Cakrasaṃvara, Yamāntaka, Kālacakra, or Guhyasamāja, regardless of lineage.

While all students with a highest yoga tantra initiation are permitted to attend the commentaries on both Six Session Guru Yoga and Heruka Cakrasaṃvara, it should be understood that only those with an initiation into the Cakrasaṃvara such as the Ghantapa Five Deity Heruka, Ghantapa Body Mandala of Heruka, or the Luipa 62 Deity Heruka are permitted to fully engage in the sadhana and practice the self-generation.

Although Geshe la will present the commentaries as a dharma friend wishing to aid students in understanding the teachings and not require a vajra guru-disciple relationship, he does request that students maintain a deep and stable respect and faith for the profound Vajrayāna teachings, and avoid developing wrong views.

Participants will be required to fill out a form confirming that they attended an appropriate empowerment prior to these sessions.

Register here before September 16, 2022, 5:00 pm EDT to allow time for registrations to be processed.

Information about the second of this series can be found here: Part Two: Essence of All Heroes and Yoginis: Essential Aspects of the Generation Stage Practice of Śrī Cakrasaṃvara

Translation Project: Parts of this Heruka-Cakrasaṃvara commentary will be based on a highly regarded very clear commentary by Akhu Sherab Gyatso, which has yet to be translated from the Tibetan. There is currently an effort being made to translate this text by a team of scholars and translators, including Geshe Sonam and Venerable Khedrup la.

Details about this project can be found here:

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