Dear members of the Dzogchen Community,
We are happy to receive so many emails from you with many thankful words related to the webcast of the recorded Dorje Sempa Namkha Che teaching! It is really a joy to be connected during these times through priceless Teachings of our dear Master!
The next teaching that we are going to stream is the Shitro of Mingyur Dorje that Rinpoche gave in 2016 at Merigar West, on August 24 – September 1.
Here is the link to watch to the recorded Teaching: https://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=shitro-2016
Please note, there were no recordings from August 31.
This time we have translations available in Italian, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Translations are available on this webpage: http://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=shitro-2016-translations
The topic of this Teaching was the Shitro of Mingyur Dorje. Mingyur Dorje is an important 17th-century tertön or “treasure revealer” who received his pure vision revelations called Namchö at a very early age.
During the teaching sessions, Rinpoche gave a clear overview of the different paths in Buddhism, dwelling on the importance of learning to be fully present. He spoke at length about this particular form of the Shitro, talking about the history of Mingyur Dorje and recounting his own fascinating dream with this tertön.
On Sunday, the Teacher kindly explained in detail and then gave the don dbang or introduction to the Shitro practice to the many students who were gathered there in the Gönpa as well as outside under the welcome shade of the brightly colored canopies.
On another day Rinpoche spoke about and led the Shitro practice, explaining how to help those who have died through it. Another day was dedicated to the Chang Chog ritual of purification for the deceased, by now an almost regular annual event at the Merigar during which Rinpoche burns the names of the deceased to purify negative karma or obstacles.
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Merigar West Gakyil, Webcast Team and the International Gakyil.