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Sadhana practice is a profound skillful means, transmitting an entire universe of vajrayana principles. Over the course of nine monthly discussions, divided into three parts, we discuss how to practice Vajrayogini as expressions of these principles.

Part One, which took place over three sessions in September, October, and November, 2019, focused on the view and practice of mahamudra and the three samadhis; coemergent wisdom and luminosity-emptiness; and the Four Immeasurables and tonglen.

This course, Part Two, addresses guru yoga and the four empowerments; the four karmas; and the nadi prana and bindu yoga of chandali.

Part Three explored the practical expression of the five buddha principles; peaceful practices such as Manjushri and Tara; and semi-wrathful practices such as Chakrasamvara and Vajrakilaya.

Recommended readings:
VCTR Vajrayogini Tris
HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Pure Appearance
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, As It Is, Volume 1
Flight of the Garuda

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.