Forty years ago, few of us knew anything of the Buddhist path, let alone Vajrayana. But nowadays, as many Asian teachers settle in the West and attract followings, the realization is beginning to dawn that Vajrayana requires a steady diet of study and practice. You don't drop in for a spiritual high.
A comprehensive approach to the study and practice of sutra and tantra is not easy to find, let alone attend. Yet, this is absolutely required for individuals to find true meaning and realization and for Vajrayana to take root in the West.
Tara’s Triple Excellence is a treasure text, or terma, that comes from the great Tibetan master Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1870), who received it directly from Arya Tara. Through a direct lineage of realized masters, it was transmitted to Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Now, Rinpoche is offering it online.
Supportive seminars are offered by Lama Tenzin, Nepal. A moderated online forum is provided for each section.
Tara's Triple Excellence is an online program with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche that "incorporates study, reflection and meditation—three activities that are crucial for transforming our minds."
As the program move from sutra to tantra, each topic is introduced by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. In addition, the program contains more than 500 contemplations.
The First Excellence: the nature of cyclic existence—the Four Mind Changings, Refuge and Four Noble Truths. (18 weeks)
The Second Excellence: Sutra. Part I— loving kindness, compassion, the equality of self and other, and exchanging oneself with others as the means for developing the awakenedbodhicitta. (21 weeks). Part II— the first four paramitas: generosity, discipline, patience, and diligence. (7 weeks) and the fifth paramita of meditative concentration (21 weeks). Part III—the sixth paramita of wisdom (21 weeks).
The Third Excellence: Tantra Part I—key elements of Vajrayana and the outer Tara sadhana. (18 weeks) Parts II-VII, the inner Tara sadhana, preliminary practices (ngöndro), the secret Tara sadhana, nadi, prana and bindu practices, Mahamudra and Dzogchen. (21 weeks)
Program Cost: Approximately $1.50 USD per day. Thirty-day money back guarantee. Partial scholarships available.
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About Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: https://dharmasun.org/teacher/chokyi-nyima-rinpoche/
Video Teachings with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: https://dharmasun.org/talks/
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—Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo