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Self Development Dzogchen Retreat: Mahamudra and Dzogchen Pith Instructions of Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
July 28, 2014 - August 4, 2014
Pith Instructions of the Essential Points of Dzogchen and Mahamudraby Tsele Natsok Rangdr̦l
Tsele Natsok Rangdr̦l is one of the great masters of the Dzogchen and Mahamudra lineages. He is considered to be the reincarnation of Ratna Lingpa. With a teaching style similar to Patrul Rinpoche and Raga Asye, Tsele Natsok Rangdr̦l’s teachings are renowned for being very powerful, easy to understand, and penetrating to the heart.
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche will impart these vital pith instructions daily, accompanied by meditation sessions to absorb and apply these essential instructions into personal practice.
Tsele Natsok Rangdrol (rtse le sna tshogs rang grol) (b. 1608) was an important master of the KagyÌ_ and Nyingma schools. He is also known as Tsele Gotsangpa.
The following autobiographical information about Tsele Natsok Rangdrol was extracted by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse from the inner life story of Jamgon Kongtrul the First recounting the succession of his past incarnations:
The most learned master Tsele Padma Legdrub Natsok Rangdrol was prophesized as the body-emanation of the great translator Vairochana. Renowned as the reincarnation of the incomparable Tendzin Dorje, he was invited to the Thangdruk Monastery established by his previous incarnation. Attending numerous learned and accomplished masters including Gangra Lochen, he fully comprehended the philosophcal scriptures and oral instructions of Sutra and Tantra, according to the New and Old schools. In the later part of his life he stayed in Palri Gotsang, the cave of Deshek Tse in the south, and other places where he perfected the realization of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Tsele was one of the principle students of the great terton Rigdzin Jatson Nyingpo.
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