Khenpo Sherab Sangpo taught a meditation retreat on Mirror to Reflect the Most Essential: The Final Instruction on the Ultimate Meaning by Longchen Rabjam on January 29, 2022. Scroll down to watch the retreat videos here or watch the entire playlist of four videos on our YouTube channel.
Biography of Longchenpa
Longchen Rabjampa (Longchenpa) (1308 – 1363) was the reincarnation of Princess Pemasel, the daughter of King Trisong Detsen, and a direct student of Guru Rinpoche. His birth in the Tra Valley of southern Tibet was accompanied by miraculous events and auspicious omens. He began his Dharma training at the age of seven, when he received empowerments and teachings from his father, a tantric yogi. At twelve, he took novice monastic vows at Samye monastery. Longchenpa studied and practiced teachings from a variety of lineages and masters. Longchenpa passed away at the age of fifty-six. He left over two hundred and fifty treatises behind, many of which are still regarded as the most comprehensive and authoritative works yet written concerning the view and practice of the Great Perfection.
Resources for Longchenpa
- Link to the teaching text that Khenpo Sherab Sangpo is using for this retreat: Mirror to Reflect the Most Essential: The Final Instruction on the Ultimate Meaning by Longchen Rabjam
- See pages 38 to 46 of this PDF for the Tibetan and English versions of A Mirror Revealing the Crucial Points: Advice on the Ultimate Meaning by Longchen Rabjam
- English translation of A Mirror Revealing the Crucial Points: Advice on the Ultimate Meaning by Adam Pearcey – Lotsawa House
- English translation of Mirror to Reflect the Most Essential: The Final Instruction on the Ultimate Meaning from Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom. Translated and compiled by Erik Pema Kunsang and Marcia Binder Schmidt
- Biography of Longchenpa by Tulku Thondup in The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam’s Writings on the Great Perfection
- Biography of Longchenpa by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart in The Life of Longchenpa: The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse
- Longchenpa – Rigpa Wiki
- Longchen Rabjam Series – Lotsawa House
- Longchen Drime Ozer – Himalayan Art Resources
- Longchenpa – Rangjung Yeshe Wiki
- Longchenpa Drime Wozer – The Treasury of Lives
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