Out of his kindness and consideration for the welfare of sentient beings, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje composed a short text by which practitioners can repair
Out of his kindness and consideration for the welfare of sentient beings, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje composed a short text by which practitioners can repair and purify the vows of the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
Shakyamuni Buddha introduced The Three Trainings (Tib. lhakpe labpa sum), which are shila, samadhi, and prajna, or the discipline of ethics, one-pointed concentration, and wisdom. These trainings are the foundation for an individual to progress on the path to enlightenment.
Without the first stage of shila, the discipline of ethics, we cannot transform our body, speech, and mind into a conducive state for the next stage which is the meditation of calm abiding. If we miss that, then we also miss the third stage which is prajna, or wisdom of awareness.
Therefore, in order to transform our negative habits and make the mind into the right vessel for wisdom, it is essential for a dharma practitioner to practice the Three Trainings. This is a must. Without this, we cannot progress on the path of dharma and we will always live under the influence of ignorance and karma which results in endless cyclic existence and suffering of samsara.
Traditionally, in order to repair the vows taken regarding the Three Trainings, a practice known as sojong is performed on the new moon day, the eighth lunar day, and the full moon day of each month. So means to “repair” and jong means to purify. This practice is essential for a dharma practitioner. Without this, the progressive development of the discipline of Hinayana, the bodhicitta of Mahayana, and the ultimate union of wisdom and compassion will be impossible for us to achieve and realize.
Chhoje Rinpoche personally received this teaching in Thamel, Kathmandu in the residence of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje. Rinpoche will be transmitting this transmission at this time and explaining how to do the practice together.
Join us on Saturday, February 20, 2021, the eighth lunar day of this first month of the lunar year of the metal ox, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain time/8:00 a.m. Pacific time for transmission of and instructions on how to practice HH Dudjom Rinpoche’s short text, “A Brief Quintessential Ritual for Repairing and Purifying the Three Vows”.
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