Cycle of teachings: The words of my perfect teacher, with Lama Tsering
Starting Saturday, March 13, from 2:30 pm - 5 pm, Lama Tsering will begin a cycle of teachings on the book "The Words of My Perfect Teacher" by Patrul Rinpoche.
"The Words of My Perfect Teacher" is a classic commentary on the preliminary practices, or Ngöndro, of the Longchen Nyingthig.
Although at Chagdud Gonpa we practice the Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro, this text is recommended for everyone, as it is considered a supreme guide to all preliminary practices - profound, full of life, and detailed.
There are no prerequisites for taking part.
Important: Registration for the teachings will close on Fridays at midday and reopen on Mondays at midday.
To find out more details and to apply, see the table below:
The teachings will take place in monthly cycles, on Saturdays, for an indefinite period, from 2:30 pm to 5 pm (UTC-3).
October teaching cycle: October 2, 16, 23 and 30. There will not be teaching on October 9.
You must register again for each new cycle.
Transmission: The teachings will be broadcast on the Odsal Ling Online Campus Platform. You can watch them live or watch the recordings.
How long can I watch the recordings?
As this is an event on a monthly cycle, the recording of the teachings will be available during the current month and also in the first week of the following month, when a new cycle will begin.
The teachings will be given in English and simultaneously translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French.
BRL 150 per month or BRL 50 per day of teaching.
If you are unable to make the suggested offering, any contribution is valid, our wish is that you take part, and no offering is too small.
Registration will be open indefinitely, however, it will be paused between Friday at 12 pm and Monday at 12 pm.
As this is an event on a monthly cycle, your registration to participate needs to be redone at the beginning of each month.
Can I watch the teachings that took place before I registered?
As this event runs in monthly cycles, when you register you will be able to attend all the teachings for that month. You will not be able to watch the teachings of previous months.
Can I make an offering other than the one suggested?
Yes, the suggestion is for you to have a parameter of the value of the offering, but you can offer more or less, according to your financial conditions at the time.
I'm unable to make an offering. Can I still take part?
Of course! Lama Tsering understands that many people are going through financial difficulties right now and the teachings should be available to everyone. So if you can't make an offering now, put zero in the offering section.
Do I need to be doing the Ngöndro already to take part?
It is not necessary. The teachings are for everyone, including beginners.
Do I need to have empowerment in order to take part?
This is not required.
How long will the teachings be available?
The teachings are available until the end of the month in which they were broadcast plus the first week of the following month. The teachings for this month of March, therefore, are available until April 6.
Do I have to make an offering every time I attend? Or is it just one offering for each day?
For this event, registration is done on a monthly basis. So, for example, once you make the offering for the month of March, you will have access to all the teachings of that month. At the beginning of April, when you register and make your offering again, you will have access to all the teachings of April, and so on until the end of the cycles.
Where can I get the text that Lama is using?
I couldn't watch the teaching today and now the link is no longer available. When will I be able to watch it?
After the live teaching the link becomes unavailable. Within 48 hours (if there are no technical problems), our team of volunteers will make a new link available on the Odsal Ling Campus Platform - you will find it in the same place as the link for the live teaching.