For those who want to study the Tibetan of this practice; I created a word to word manual of the entire sadhana with a first translation of each verse underneath and very close to the Tibetan (40 pages). This is ideal for those who already have previously studied any sadhana because they can do this by themselves. Exchanging with a small donation I will send it to you (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once you have learned how to read and get familiar to the basic grammar; there are several options for entering slowly in the world of literary Tibetan.
- The Heart Sutra, the 37 practices of Bodhisattva, Tersar Ngondro and Khandro Thukthik sadhana…for the beginners,
- Other sadhanas from the Dudjom tersar: Vajrakilaya (Putri Regpung), Dorje Drollo, Garab Dorje (practice of the 3 fold sky), Troma sadhana and ngondro from Dudjom lingpa, the aspiration prayer of Kuntu Zangpo (Kunzang Monlam) and (parts of the) Dagpo Targyen…for the intermediary,
- Words of my perfect teachers and Richo “mountain retreat” (from Dudjom RInpoche)…for advanced student.
- Another option would be that the student propose a text of his own to be studied (within a private class setting).
I am adding the possibility to study privately all levels. Level 1 & 2 are already a private only system. Level 3 and 4 have been until now (also continuing to be) more class oriented were students present their homework to others. Mainly due to location and difficulties to synchronize with the class, I had to install a private learning system for level 3 & 4 and….it works very well so I am opening officially this option. Talk to me about it.