Padmasambhava’s Seven-Line Prayer as a Path to Uncovering Our Pristine MindDecember 2-3, 2017 | Shambhala Publications
Padmasambhava’s Seven-Line Prayer as a Path to Uncovering Our Pristine Mind
A retreat based on Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche’s classic practice text Shower of Blessings
With Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness
Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00–12:00 and 2:00–4:00
Sunday, December 3rd, 10:00–12:00 and 2:00–4:00
Suggested Donation: $95
The Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps the most important invocation and a foundation for much of the practices in the Nyingma, or oldest, tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Layered in rich, transformative meaning, the prayer has the capacity to swiftly bring the blessings of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. While some types of meditation are aimed at calming the mind, the practice on the Seven-Line Prayer is a means to uncover the pristine character of our own minds, and in doing so bring mental and emotional richness and extraordinary energy into our lives.
Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, one of the greatest scholars and practitioners of the 19th century, wrote both a commentary on the Seven-Line Prayer and a liturgy to put it into practice.
Join us for this weekend-long exploration of this text, which will include practical instructions and group practice.
About Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition. He received his education and training for nine years starting at the age of fourteen at Larung Gar in Serta, eastern Tibet, with his teacher, the great Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century.
Rinpoche had the unique and precious opportunity to live at Larung Gar and continuously receive training and teachings from Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche on practically a daily basis from 1983 to 1992. These nine years were a very profound and transformative period in Orgyen Chowang’s life. As a student at Larung Gar, Orgyen Chowang was able to immerse himself in the study and practice of the core texts and principles found at the heart of the Mahayana, Vajrayana, and Dzogchen teachings. Over this nine-year period he received teachings, meditation instructions, and spiritual training. In particular, he developed a special appreciation of and connection with the teachings of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava.
Optional Reading Beforehand:
Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness by Orgyen Chowang RInpoche
White Lotus by Jamgon Mipham