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During four classes in late 2018 and early 2019, Changling Rinpoche presented extensive teachings on two important and related texts: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa and Mind Teachings: Instructions for Dratsün Wangchuk by Khenpo Gangshar.

While holding up the book during the fourth and final class, Rinpoche said: “… this book contains the full practice of accumulating virtue and wisdom for overcoming one’s own ego-clinging. It doesn’t matter whether we practice tantra or sutra. Both tantra and sutra agree on the same point of overcoming ego-clinging. Since teachings manifest in a timely manner, Cutting Through Spiritualism Materialism is the teaching for this century. So please practice it. Reading it is not enough. You need to practice it.”

The Dorje Loppon has kindly offered to lead us in exploring these teachings further during these two class sessions.

About the Instructors

Under the Vidyadhara’s direction, Loppon Lodro Dorje was head of the Office of Three Yana Studies from 1976 through 1990, which facilitated the meditation practice and study of the three yanas for Vajradhatu students. He was designated Dorje Loppon in 1985, with reference to his responsibility for working with vajrayana students. He also serves as an Acharya under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Sakyong has asked him, along with Acharya Mermelstein, to continue supporting the practitioners of the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions. He is happy to do this, and also likes to promote the vajrayana and Shambhala practices as mutually enhancing.