Course distinction between ordinary consciousness and awareness primordial Wisdom

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Distinction between ordinary consciousness and awareness primordial Wisdom

Namshe Yeshe Yepé Tenchö

Text third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje


In this text, the greatest Karmapa Rangjung Dorje explains how one can approach the highest wisdom through different philosophic levels. He basically explains what consciousness and wisdom are, in other word what Samsara is and what Nirvana is; how and in which way beings are wandering in Samsara and in what way they can get out of it.

He also gives details about the eight consciousnesses and five wisdoms.
Thus, this text is very important in order to know Buddhist philosophy in general, specially for those who seek the true path of Liberation. This is the gateway to understand Buddha Nature, so meditators must have knowledge about this teaching, that is to say, about how things work in a practical level in order to practice meditation of Mahayana and Tantrayana.
Since this is an open course, everybody interested is welcome.

Date: 20 and 21 February
Hours: 10: 00-13: 00, 16: 00-19: 00 (2 sessions per day)
Price: € 8 per session, per day € 15
Special price for members: 6 per session
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Rangjung Dorje, summary of his biography.

Rangjung DorgeRangjung Dorje (1284-1339) was the third Karmapa. Born in Dingri Langkor in a Nyingma family thus received all the Nyingma and Karma Kagyu transmissions.

He astounded by proclaiming himself the Karmapa, three years later he renewed his assertions. It is believed that he brought about the spontaneous occurrence of the black Crown a symbol of the lineage.
Two years later he met Drubtop Urgyenpa, who recognized the child as the reincarnation of Karma Pakshi, and gave him the actual Black Crown with all the possessions of the second Karmapa and transmitted him all the Kagyu teachings. He studied alongside masters of all traditions.

We know Rangjung Dorje was a remarkable scholar who composed important texts. Among the famous “The profound inner meaning” about the internal practices of Vajrayana yoga.

It’s also the text which has inspired the course taught by Lama Khenpo Ngedön.

He wrote some texts and commentaries on the Buddha-nature and demonstrated his deep expertise in the traditions of Mahamudra and Dzogchen Nyingmapa.

Rangjung Dorje sought out masters from all Buddhist traditions, studying with amongst others Trophu Kunden Sherab and Nyenre Gendun Bum . He achieved a great reputation and attracted some outstanding disciples.

His two main disciples were Gyalwa Yungton Dorje Pal, who would become the next lineage holder, and the first Shamarpa, Dragpa Senge Khaydrup.
The Shamarpa lineage is the second line of reincarnations in the history of the Tibetan tradition (The Karmapa is the first), and began when Rangjung Dorje presented Khaydrup Dragpa Senge with a ruby-red crown and the title Shamarpa (Holder of the Red Crown).

Rangjung Dorje, with his practicality built bridges and other buildings, as well as meditation centers, benefiting his countrymen by improving their daily and spiritual lives.

Course distinction between ordinary consciousness and awareness primordial Wisdom
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