Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will dedicate his teaching at the Kamalashila Institute to the Four Dharmas of Gampopa this year. These short lines, which Gampopa once addressed in a prayer to his teacher Milarepa, sound simple and yet embrace the whole teaching of the Mahayana. In his Four Dharmas, Gampopa summarizes nothing less than the entire gradual path according to the Kagyu tradition as detailed in his major work, the Precious Precious Ornament of Liberation.
Turning our mind to Dharma above all means that we appreciate our precious human existence and decide to use it for the path. That the Dharma becomes the path means that we actually practice the Dharma to attain Buddhahood. When the path eliminates the confusion, the three mind poisons purge ignorance, lust, and hatred that fade our minds. To transform the confusion into wisdom means nothing more than to fully realize our Buddha-nature, which has always fully permeated all sentient beings, and thus to realize the original state of our mind, the absolute mode of being of reality.
At the end of this course, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give the Chenrezig empowerment. The authorization is included in the course fee if you book course 8.3.