Rinpoche had the profound honor of knowing H.H. Gyalwang 16th Karmapa's mindstream and wishes for all students to join him in connecting to His Holiness and Guru Rinpoche through chanting along with this video.
In the north-west of the land of Oḍḍiyāna
In the heart of a lotus flower,
Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,
You are renowned as the ‘Lotus-born’,
Surrounded by many hosts of ḍākinīs
Following in your footsteps,
I pray to you: Come, inspire me with your blessing!
Guru padma siddhi hūṃ
This is a very special recording because Rinpoche has a unique connection with Thangtong Gyalpo, the author of this Chenrezig sadhana entitled "For the Benefit of Beings as Vast as the Skies: The Meditation and Recitation of the Great Compassionate One." Rinpoche's own gloss on the title is "Filling Space to Benefit Beings."
Rinpoche has received numerous teachings and empowerments from H.H. including the kalachakra, Avalokitesvara, and was not only present at His Holiness' premier Dzogchen teachings at San Jose in 1989, but also Sogyal Rinpoche requested Rinpoche to produce the multi camera recording of the teachings.
Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama XIV, is the emanation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva Mahasattva who taught the Heart Sutra to Shariputra. Remember this as you practice.
TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE
H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche was a very close Dzogchen root lama of Ngakchang Karma Yeshe Namgyal Dorje Rinpoche's since 1985. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche transmitted the Apang Terton's Red Tara to his students and is mostly responsible for the flourishing of this practice. He inspired Rinpoche to dive into intense Vajrayana practice.
H.H. Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is Ngakchang Karma Yeshe Namgyal Dorje Rinpoche's Dzogchen tsa wei (root) lama. Rinpoche encourages all of his students to connect with His Holiness' Wisdom Mind.