Yangtse Longchen Dzög Chen
The Highest Peak and Vast Expanse of the Great Perfection
Our resident lama, Geshe Denma Gyaltsen teaches the final segment of Yangtse Longchen Dzögchen: The Highest Peak and Great Expanse of the Great Perfection series on January 21-22, 2023.
All are welcome to attend, listen, learn, and practice together.
Geshe la will give transmission at the end of retreat. It is not necessary to have attended Part 1 and 2, however, review of the recorded teachings is recommended.
Yangtse Longchen Dzög Chen is The Highest Peak and Vast Expanse of the Great Perfection. This teaching is a summary of the main portions of Dragpa Korsum, which is one of the four auxiliary sources of information about Dzögchen. Dzögchen Dragpa Korsum is the source of the lineage of Shenlha Odkar. He appears in the form of the Dzogku, the Body of the Perfected Qualities, also called Sambhogakaya of the Three Realms (god, human, and naga).
The author of this text is Lishu Tagring, shown in the image above. Lishu Tagring had a miracle birth as a female named Takza Liwer. She was a good practitioner and at age 360 years she had a gender change to become a male and was named Lishu Tagring. Lishu Tagring was king for 82 years and then married his consort, Choza Bonmo at age 1,200 years. When he was 2,300 years old, he went to Shel Gyi Brag Kar Tse Zong known as the Summit Castle of the White Crystal Cliff and composed this Dzögchen teaching in this place. This is a very unique teaching which is not often made public.
Geshe Denma will explain the story of Lishu Tagring and instruct us in the Dzögchen teaching. Because of the complexity of this teaching, it will be offered in a 3-part series.
The Four Main Texts and Sources for Dzögchen are:
- Zhang Zyung Nyen Gyud
- Atri or Gabpa Gukhor
- Yetri Thasel
- Dragpa Korsum
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Joyful Practice of Ancient Bön Teachings for Living Well
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas. He arrived in Houston in January 2016 to serve as Ligmincha Texas’s first resident lama.
Geshe Denma was born in northern Nepal. His father brought him to Menri Monastery, India, regarded as the mother Bon monastery in exile, in 1981 to begin his program of study toward the Geshe degree. He received all the Bon teachings, initiations and transmissions in sutra, tantra and dzogchen from His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, and His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
When he became a senior student, he was asked to teach philosophy to younger students. He successfully completed this degree program in 1996 and was awarded the Geshe certificate, which is considered equivalent to a Ph.D. in Bön Buddhist philosophy and religion.
Geshe Denma was an accomplished teacher and in 1998 was appointed, with the approval of the Tibetan government in exile, first abbot of Zhu Rishing Yungdrung Kundak-Ling Monastery, a Bon Monastery in Sikkim, India by His Holiness. He served two terms in this capacity until 2003. In addition, from the time he graduated until 2008, Geshe Denma also was active in assisting Geshe Nyima Dakpa with the Bon Children’s Home, which houses many children in Dolanji, India, providing them with food, healthcare and free education.