The Tantra of the Secret Essence (Skt: Guhyagarbha Tantra, Tib: Gsang ba´i snying po) is the main tantra of the Mahāyoga class of tantras and is the main text on tantric view studied in the Nyingma tradition. In this course, this tantra will be studied based on Mipham Rinpoche’s Luminous Essence (‘od gsal snying po), which is his celebrated commentary on Longchenpa’s commentary on the Guhyagarbha called Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions (Tib: phyogs bcu’i mun sel). Mipham’s text presents the ground, path, and fruition of tantra, and the ten topics of the tantric path: view, conduct, maṇḍala, empowerment, samaya, activity, accomplishment, samādhi, offering pūja, and mantra with mudrā.
This is a precious opportunity to study this profound text on the views of the Nyingma tradition.
This course is open to students who have previously attended Luminous Essence or who have completed ngöndro. If you have not previously attended this course and you have completed ngöndro, please click here to submit an application for eligibility (required).