KTD Publications has a new release, with a most auspicious release party, timed to coincide with the Mikyo Dorjee Guru Yoga Retreat at KTD that will end on February the 20th. Click on any photo to view at full size.
Four-Session Guru Yoga by the Eighth Gyalwang Karmapa Mikyö Dorje
Commentary by Karma Chakme Rinpoche, taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Thangka on front cover: The Eighth Gyalwang Karmapa Mikyö Dorje, Karma Kagyu Lineage, Karma Gadri Painting School, Eastern Tibet 1800 – 1899, ground mineral pigment on cotton, from the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art, courtesy of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.
“The Four-Session Guru Yoga that we practice, composed by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje, was based on an earlier guru yoga found in the writings of Lama Shangtsalpa’s (Lord Gampopa’s disciple) secret teachings that were sealed by command seal. Mikyö Dorje used this as the basis for his composition, altered slightly by adding a little bit to it.
There is a commentary on this practice written by the Ninth Gyalwang Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje that is impracticably long. Chakme Rinpoche wrote his commentary because until that time there was no easily accessible commentary for doing Four-Session Guru Yoga. Chakme Rinpoche’s commentary presents the meditations and visualizations to be done at the various sections of the text. I will go through Chakme Rinpoche’s explanation of the visualizations first, and then go through the text word by word.”
— Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Teaching, sadhana, CD Paperback,7 x 10 February 2012 ISBN: 978-1-934608-36-4
Part 1: Commentary by Karma Chakme Rinpoche (focusing on the visualization).
Part 2: A line-by-line commentary on the sadhana, by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Part 3: The sadhana in pecha format with Tibetan, English, and transliteration.
Sadhana CD: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Available through Namse Bangdzo Bookstore