With The Dorje Loppon
We will follow the exposition by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Pure Appearance: Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice. The first three discussions (October thru December) covered the three samadhis, vivid appearance, pride of the deity, and recollection of the meaning.
In the coming sequence we will continue with the exposition of the Four Binding Forces, as set forth by Khyentse Rinpoche, Petrul Rinpoche, Sechen Gyaltsap and other masters of the Nyingma tradition. The four binding forces are the force of appearances as the deity; the force of mantra and prana; the unchanging view; and application of activities.
Since some of these instructions are general principles We will look at these instructions as they are elaborated in our Vajrayogini and Chakrasamvara transmission from the Vidyadhara and the Kagyu tradition.
The February session will lead off with a contemplation of 'the binding force of appearances as the deity. Page references from Pure Appearance (1991 edition) are:
On clear appearance, meaning of the symbolism and pride of the deity, pp 69 – 95
On the binding force of appearances as the deity, pp 97 – 103
On the binding force of mantra and prana training pp. 103 – 114
On the binding force of the unchanging view pp. 114 – 119
On the binding force of activities, pp. 119 – 121 Please see the forum below for additional class resources and page references.