Padling Tersar Series: White Lotus and Four Roots - The Dzogchen View
White Lotus is a commentary by Mipham Rinpoche on the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava, revered by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. It explains the contents of the prayer in great detail regarding the outer literal meaning, the hidden meaning on the path of liberation, the path of skillful means, the Secret Mantra, the Great Perfection, and the pith instructions of the paths of liberation and skillful means, as well as giving a practice sadhana for Seven-Line Prayer Guru Yoga.
This will be followed by a discussion of the Dzogchen view with instructions on how to do sadhana practices from the Dzogchen view.
Then, we will look at each of the Four Roots practices (Guru, Yidam, Dakini, and Protector) in HH Khenchen Lama Rinpoche's "Treasure Meditation Book". We will examine each of the four sadhanas: (1) Secret Rigpa Guru Yoga, (2) A Sadhana of the Reverend Lord Manjushri, (3) The Method for Accomplishing Tara, and (4) The Swift Infusion of Blessings - A Guru Yoga of the Great Embodiment of Unchanging Awareness Wisdom.
Prerequisites: Although not absolutely required, it is best to have completed the Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism classes based on Innate Happiness or equivalent study and practice.