Ven. Younge Khachab Rinpoche VII
The Essence of Longchenpa's
Seven Treasures

Part 3 of a progressive series of weekend workshops covering the essential points of Dzogchen.

The Essence of Longchenpa's Seven Treasures
Beginning in 2013, Rinpoche will be continuing his teachings on the Essence of the Path by focusing on Longchen Rabjam's Seven Treasures. Longchenpa is revered as one of the greatest masters in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He wrote many treatises on a wide variety of topics, but he is best known for his works on Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. He is especially revered for his extensive scholastic explanation known as the Seven Treasures.

Rinpoche has chosen to teach the Seven Treasures because it is very important to have correct understanding based on one's own experience and scripture. If we look to the great masters of the past like Vimalamitra and Shri Singha, we find that they devoted many years of their life to learning, studying and contemplating the teachings by relying on the very profound and unique Dzogchen logic of valid cognition. All of these great masters studied the Semde, Longde and Mengagde tantras, continuing to investigate and refine their experience. Longchenpa collected the essence of these teachings and indeed the entire collection of sutra, tantra and Dzogchen into the Seven Treasures.

Rinpoche will be teaching these Seven Treasures based on his own experience and understanding, as well as from the instruction that he has received from his own teachers. To receive these teachings in a concise and practical way is of immediate benefit to our own practice and establishes a firm foundation by which we can continue to study and contemplate the teachings of the Great Perfection just as the great masters of the past.

Course Details for 2013:

Session 1:  Yizhin Dzod - The Wish-Fulfilling Treasury
A presentation of the essence of the philosophical tenets.
March 30 and 31, 2013  |  10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Session 2:  Nelug Dzod - The Treasury of the Way of Abiding
A presentation of the unique ground of Dzogchen and how that is maintained
through the four crucial points of Dzogchen.

April 27 and 28, 2013   |  10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Session 3:  Tsigdon Dzod - The Treasury of Word and Meaning
A presentation of the unique points of Dzogchen and how those crucial points
are put into practice.

September 28 and 29, 2013  |  10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Pricing and Attendance Structure for 2013 (3 Sessions):
Course via CD (MP3s) or DVDs: $375

Note: Per Khachab Rinpoche, this course material is for the students own personal use in his/her studies. No posting of any content, images, video or voice recording of this teaching on any website, including youtube, facebook, discuss groups, blogs....etc.

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Note: There is now a "Drop In" price listed for $130 per event. This is for people who are not enrolled in the course but would like to attend one of the live events. This option does not come with media for the event.

No refunds after the course start date (March 30, 2013). Refunds prior to the start date will incur a $25 processing fee if Paypal was used.

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Since the goal is to present the entire Dzogchen teachings in their essential form, students must commit to taking the entire three weekend courses. This is important since most students don't have adequate grounding in the core theoretical and practical aspects of the essential teachings of Dzogchen. At the end of the course a list of books and authors related to the course will be given to those who want to engage in more in-depth study.

Since this course is practice oriented, there will be no written test. However students are expected not only to understand but also put the teachings into practice. Rinpoche will be available for any questions or guidance.

Notes for Essence of Longchenpa's Seven Treasures Part 2 (2014):
In 2014 Rinpoche will continue with Part 2 of Longchenpa's Seven Treasures.

1. Choying Dzod - Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena
A presentation of trekchod and thogal- this root text along with its commentary is the most important of the Seven Treasures

2. Choying Dzod - Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena

3. Thegchod Dzod - Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle
A presentation of the Dzogchen method and the practical application of these teachings.

Rinpoche will not be covering the Drubta Dzod- The Treasury of Philosophical Tenets or the Mengag Dzod- The Treasury of Pith Instructions. The Drubta Dzod is a very vast and extensive presentation of all the philosophical tenets as well as their view, path and result. To study and contemplate these teachings is very valuable to one's understanding of the path but is not within the confines of this course. The Mengag Dzod is a collection of pith instructions that serve as an enhancement practice to one's own meditation and can be used as such without need for additional commentary.