Complete A Khrid Dzogchen teaching and transmission cycle Part I, II and III with Tempa Dukte Lama - February 2021

via Zoom
Part I: Sat Feb 6, Sun Feb 7, Sat Feb 13, 9:30am-12:30pm ET
Part II: Sun Feb 14, Sat Feb 20, 9:30am-12:30pm ET
Part III: Sun Feb 21, Sat Feb 27, Sun Feb 28, 9:30am-12:30pm ET
To be followed by A Khrid Part IV in March-April

Registration closes Friday, February 5, 2pm ET

Teaching translation: We plan to run this teaching in multiple parallel sessions using the Zoom webinar option to allow for simultaneous translation to Spanish and Polish. If you would like to translate into any other language, please email

We are excited that Tempa Dukte Lama will be offering the complete cycle of A Khrid Dzogchen teachings and transmission. This teaching series is a special opportunity to directly recognize the mind’s innate nature. The Bon Dzogchen teachings are the highest teachings of Bon as they offer a means to directly recognize the true nature of the mind and attain stabilization of this recognition.

Bon has three Dzogchen lineages: A Khrid, Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud, and Dzogchen. The A Khrid lineage is known as the experiential Dzogchen transmission. It has been transmitted without interruption from master to student over many centuries, dating back from the late His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin to the Great Master rMe’u dGongs-mdzod Ri Khrod Chenpo (1038-1096), and before him to Tonpa Shenrab, the founding teacher of Bon. Tempa Lama received these teachings directly from His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin in an extended one-on-one teaching.

Please note – teaching prerequisites: These teachings are meant to be attended in succession. The three parts consist of three separate Zoom events. Unless you have received the A Khrid teachings previously from Tempa Lama or another Bon lama, attendance of Part I is required to attend Part II, and attendance of Part II is required to attend Part III. Tempa Lama also encourages everyone to attend the Ngondro teachings, which he will offer in a series of Tuesday evening talks, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7-8:15pm ET via Zoom.

Part I: Tempa Lama will give the history of the lineage transmission, Gyudrim. He will then focus on teaching the Ngozhi through his vivid fresh understanding and experience. Ngozhi is the actual practice of the A Khrid Dzogchen. It includes meditation with an object (the Tibetan letter A) and the pointing out of the nature of the mind. This teaching covers session 5 from the original A Khrid teaching.

Part II (prerequisite: attendance of part I): Tempa Lama will give instructions on spontaneous presence and continuity of meditative absorption without an object. This is also known as “meditation on essential nature” or ngang sgom. This teaching covers sessions 6 and 7 from the original A Khrid teaching.

Part III (prerequisite: attendance of part II): Tempa Lama will first give teachings on how to distinguish between the ordinary mind and the true nature of the mind. Second he will offer an introduction to the nature of the mind. Third he will offer instructions on how we can stabilize this recognition through the practice of klong sgom, the spontaneous presence in the natural state. This teaching covers sessions 8, 9 and 10 from the original A Khrid teaching.

Part IV covering sessions 11-14 from the original A Khrid teaching will be offered separately in March, 2021. Read more here.

These teachings are for all who would like to deepen their practice and recognize the true nature of the mind. Tempa Lama encourages all his students to attend.

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