available a transcript of Gelek Rimpoche’s Ganden Lha Gyema teachings that is Rinpoche mentions in his Gaden Lha Gyama, pg. ‘Jetsun lama. This commentary on the Ganden Lha Gyema guru yoga, the backbone of one’s practice, adresses Vajrayana-practitioners as well as those that want to prepare. This is a teaching on the Lama Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga text, Hundred Deities of the Land of Joy or Ganden Lha Gyama, by the Sera Je Lama.

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Three light rays emanate from gyamz heart of Lama Tsongkhapa and his two chief disciples. In ultimate nature, Lama Tsongkhapa is form combined with the wisdom, power and compassion of every buddha. Nicholas Ribush and Sandra Smith. So, they made offerings by selling their possessions, then left completely for meditation. Thus, there are four wisdoms, and we can accomplish them all through the practice of the guru yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa.

Rimpoche reveals and explains many special practices, which are hard to find elsewhere. He is the lama, the master of all those bodhisattvas and other beings who live in this world.

Those who can read Tibetan should visualize the syllables of the lama mantra, which are not as they are written, but are more in the nature of light. He teaches Tibetan, philosophy, and meditation, and is a published gxnden of six books.

In reality, the tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa is the Kadam tradition, which was founded by Lama Atisha.

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Ganden Lha Gyama

But out of ignorance, we worldly beings, not knowing this, get purposely, voluntarily and completely involved in them. Yyama, holy jetsun gurus, From billowed clouds of compassion and wisdom in the sky of dharmakaya, Make rainfalls of profound and extensive teachings of whatever is suitable For the ears of sentient beings who are the objects to be subdued. In the same way that many students came from far eastern Tibet in those days—begging for food along the way and carrying their bedding and other small things on their back on a bamboo frame—Lama Tsongkhapa himself also traveled alone to Gyzma, in central Tibet.

So sor shag has two different meanings: To be very precise, we can say that almost every thought we have had has been non-virtuous. That is the next line: This guru yoga and visualization can be so much more detailed, with many more things to visualize, but at the present time this might be too much.


The one-verse lama mantra starts with this line: There are also some other smaller figures to each side of Maitreya Buddha: This light and nectar absorbs gyams the crown of our head and enters our body, purifying all our obstacles, external and internal. With this meditation we practice another mala of the lama prayer after we have recited the following verse: Please see your browser settings for this feature. After we have accomplished the state of Lama-Buddha, then our task is to liberate all sentient beings from suffering and establish them in the state of buddhahood.

Many people think that this planet on which we live, this small Earth, is the only world, the center of the universe or the only world with beings. The fifth worldly dharma is aversion to the suffering of this lifetime.

If you meditate and practice seriously, you sit quietly in your room, read the words slowly, then visualize as clearly gandenn possible with all your effort. So, Lama Tsongkhapa becomes smaller and smaller until he is the size of our thumb. There are many different deva worlds and ordinary Tushita is one of the deva worlds. It is not very long, so it would be excellent if you were to receive teachings on that. This means the great wisdom of all the buddhas is transformed into orange-colored amrita which emanates pha the chest of Lama Tsongkhapa, comes down through our head and fills our body.

Through the practice of this guru yoga we can accomplish these three attributes of the Buddha, particularly his tanden. After the purification, when all these obstacles and interferences are purified, we must begin the actual practice for the development of wisdom.

Not only was Lama Tsongkhapa extremely learned in all the texts but he was also highly realized, having gained many great inner experiences through the practice of tantra. Khyen means wisdom; tsei means love and bodhicitta—the method side qualities of mind. Ganden Lha Gyema Winter Retreat If you can find such a picture it will be beneficial.

In addition to those, many of us have also taken tantric initiations in which we have received bodhisattva and tantric vows. They are all in the form of the essential syllable of Manjushri, DHI, which is the syllable of the mind of Manjushri.

Mig-me means no true inherent nature to apprehend. Very naturally and spontaneously we accumulate many non-virtuous actions.


After taking refuge, generating bodhicitta, purifying the place, blessing the offerings and so forth, we begin the actual guru yoga by inviting Lama Tsongkhapa from the heart of Buddha Maitreya. They are all in the form of light letters, absolutely luminous. Visualize that all of space, the whole environment, is filled with the fragrance of flowers, sandalwood and so forth.

Once there, he met many great masters and not only put great effort into studying all the teachings of the Buddha, but he also meditated on them, realized their profound meaning, and became so glorious that he became like the sun, completely illuminating the whole of Tibet with the light of Dharma. But although Lama Sumati Kirti [Losang Dragpa, that is, Lama Tsongkhapa] is in Tushita at the feet of Buddha Maitreya, as disciple, as prince of the devas there, other manifestations of him are also in many different forms in many different worlds.

Because this is for the development of clear wisdom, we should also visualize as clearly as possible that all the lights and everything else are radiant, clear and luminous.

In this way, the lama is also a field that yields fruit, but the fruit we obtain is the supreme fruit, the ultimate goal, therefore the lama is referred to as the supreme field, very different from an ordinary, worldly field.

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One is for the benefit for the doctrine, the teaching; for the flourishing and stability of the Dharma. It cannot plumb the depths. To each side of it there is a lower, smaller throne.

It is similar when he is called omniscient. I dedicate whatever virtues I have collected, For the benefit of the teachings and of all sentient beings, And in particular, for the essential teachings Of venerable Losang Dragpa to shine forever.

Also the qualities of the Tushita pure land, such as the beautiful flowers, lakes, mountains and so forth there, are not just ordinary substantial phenomena, but manifestations of the buddha mind, reflections of the great beings who live there. There are many different ways to offer flowers.