Rinchen Terdzo

SMR Post: Practice During the Rinchen Terdzo

December 9th, 2008 by Walker Blaine

If people would like to connect with the events of the Rinchen Terdzo through practice,  the Sakyong has several suggestions. He stressed that it really depended on what kind of time we have, saying that it might be different for someone at a practice center as opposed to someone in New York. Here are some remarks the Sakyong made about practice during the Rinchen Terdzo:

“There are certain practices people can do to connect. They could do Werma, the Gesar practice, or Magyal Pomra (composed recently for the Dorje Kasung). Those would be directly connected. Another practice that could be done is the Sadhana of Luminosity because that that has Guru Rinpoche, Yeshe Tsogyal and Ekajati.

“For others, it may be a good time for them to read up, study the suggested readings. You know, it’s a good way to come along.

“In order to work with obstacles one could be do a protector chant and dedicate it so that things go well. One can do that kind of very simple practice. It depends on how much time people have.”

The Sakyong also recommended The Blazing Guru. Acharyas can give the lung for this short guru yoga written by the Sakong a couple years ago.

For recommended reading, please see the short list of books in the Introduction section of this blog. Here is another recommendation: The Lotus Born, a biography of Guru Rinpoche translated by Erik Pema Kunsang. Another short book that is quite interesting is The Life And Teaching Of Chogyur Lingpa, by Orgyen Tobgyal. It is about one of the major more recent tertons who played a great part in the creation of the Rinchen Terdzo.