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Date & Time Details: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 (see listing for session times)

Location: Online - Zoom

Suggested Dana Range: $83 - $248

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Dzogchen Wisdom Teachings: Longchenpa’s Tsigdön Dzöd – Part 1 (online)

With Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

February 14 - March 20, 2024

Tara Mandala is deeply honored to announce that Tsigdön Dzöd, “Precious Treasury of Genuine Meaning,” one of the “Seven Treasures” of Longchenpa will be taught online by the Venerable Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche. 

Tsigdön Dzöd is considered one of the clearest, most explicit, and complete explanation of the instructions on Dzogchen, particularly Tögal.  

This unique text is composed of eleven vajra topics, which cover everything from the Ground of Dzogchen, the rupture from the ground into dualistic fixation, Buddha Nature, light channels and subtle body according to Dzogchen, the Gateways, space and primordial wisdom, signs of realization, Dzogchen embryology,  dying and the  Bardo of Dharmata, and the Great Liberation. This is an extremely precious and unique opportunity. 

Due to the incredibly comprehensive nature of this work, Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will offer teachings on this text in a series. 

The first part of the series will be offered via Zoom on Wednesday and Friday mornings from February 14 until March 20 — see the specific dates and times below. Translation into English will be provided by Erik Drew. Translation into Spanish will be provided by Diego Cadavid. (Traducción a español será ofrecida por el intérprete Diego Cadavid)

The second part and completion of the series will take place between late 2024 and early 2025 (TBA), also via Zoom. Students of this program will be informed as soon as registration information is available for the second part. Please note that Rinpoche intends to give the transmission (Tib. lung) for these teachings at the completion of the teaching series.

Who Should Attend? 

  • This retreat is open to anyone. 
  • Rinpoche asks that participants accumulate 1,000 long Vajrasattva mantra recitations in preparation to receive this teaching.

Teaching Dates & Times
The times below are listed in Mountain Time. Please note that Daylight Savings Time begins in the United States on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Please see the customized links for each section to see how this schedule translates into your timezone.

FEBRUARY 
From 8:00am – 9:30am MST (timezone conversion

  • Wednesdays: 14, 21, 28 
  • Fridays: 16, 23

MARCH 
From 8:00am – 9:30am MST (timezone conversion

  • Wednesdays: 6
  • Fridays: 1, 8

(Daylight Savings Time begins March 10)
From 9:00am – 10:30am MDT (timezone conversion

  • Wednesdays: 13, 20
  • Fridays: 15

If you are attending from another time zone, please know that recordings will be made available within 24 hours so you can review missed sessions.

How Do I Prepare?
We recommend having at hand the translation of this text:

  • Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning by Longchenpa translated by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro, is available for purchase here.
  • The Tibetan Pecha for this text can be found downloaded here.

Recording Access: 
All participants will have a 1-year access period to the recordings.

What is a Tara Mandala Online Program?
Tara Mandala offers online programming via live and pre-recorded curriculum that give you the opportunity to access dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience personal retreat and hands-on learning, while connecting with other participants through easy-to-use online platforms and an engaged community network. When needed, the program description and schedule will inform you in advance if and when a specific online session must be attended live if a direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. Access to recordings of all sessions will be available for additional viewing for one year. 

Tara Mandala Program Pricing

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Choose an amount within this range if you have the financial security and capacity to support Tara Mandala at a higher level. The contributions we receive within this range make it possible for us to offer a below-cost Access Range to those practitioners with a limited income.

 This range is for you if you:

  • Own your own home and live comfortably without financial worry
  • Have investments and savings 
  • Easily have access to money in times of need or emergencies
  • Have the desire to help make the Dharma more accessible to others

 

SUSTAINABILITY RANGE  
Choose an amount within this range if you have the financial capacity to sustain Tara Mandala’s ability to offer high-quality programs. The contributions we gratefully receive within this range enable us to keep our prices low while covering the basic program costs. 

 This range is for you if you:

  • Have the capacity to meet your basic financial needs
  • Make your rent or mortgage and other monthly payments 
  • Are generally able to purchase new items and experiences for yourself
  • Can afford to take trips and go on retreats

 

ACCESS RANGE  
Choose an amount within this range if you have limited financial capacity or are currently experiencing financial hardship. The contributions we gratefully receive within this range go toward covering costs and are supported by contributions of those who choose the Generosity Range.

 This range is for you if you:

  • Have difficulty meeting your basic financial needs 
  • Are experiencing housing, employment, or income instability
  • Live paycheck-to-paycheck and and lack money in times of need
  • Face challenges due to devaluation of your currency against the US dollar. 

 

Offering dana to the teacher:
The practice of offering dana, which means “generosity,” is the traditional offering the student makes to the teacher as a symbol of appreciation, gratitude, and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings. Information on offering dana to the teacher will be provided during the program. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here. 

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Sustaining Sangha:
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your Online Program discount to this course. To learn more about Sustaining Sangha membership, benefits, and discounts, click here

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Teacher

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche
Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje, who was the son of Adzom Drukpa Pawo Dorje. He was born in the year of the Iron-monkey (1980) in Bumthang, a region of central Bhutan, which was blessed as a hidden, sacred land by Guru Padmasambhava. He is…
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