This text, Ganden Hla Gyama or A Hundred Deities of the Joyful Land, is the basis for Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga practice and an excellent introduction to tantra. It is one of the earliest texts dedicated to Lama Tsongkhapa, and includes key practices to bring us closer to him and his teachings. As Geshe la said recently, this short text is “important for us to learn.”
As always, Geshe Tashi’s emphasis in these teachings will be on how we can best experience the material for ourselves.
In this extraordinary class, Geshe Tashi prepares us for tantra. He gives us some background and perspective on guru devotion, or how to have an appropriate relationship with your teacher. He explains the different layers of guru yoga, and what the essence of guru yoga is.
All four schools in Tibetan Buddhism take guru yoga as their core practice, but what does this mean and how does this work?
Geshe Tashi explains the preliminary practices or ngondro that are involved in guru yoga and in practising this text. He helps us negotiate taking Mahayana refuge and Vajrayana refuge and guides us through the differences.
This is an electrifying presentation and well worth watching.
We look forward to seeing you over the next three Sundays in July.
With best wishes,
The Admin Team