Dhondupling dZogchen Community Center, BerkeleySept 23 – 24, 2012, Saturday and Suday
Berkeley: Geshe Chapur Rinpoche gave teaching for two days on Zhang Zhung Ngondro, preliminary teaching to the profound teaching of dZogchen, the great perfection at Dhondupling dZogchen Community Center in Berkeley. The teaching consisted of foundation practices that form a gateway to Bön dzogchen (great perfection) teaching. Rinpoche taught on preliminary instruction system, ngondro allows the student to approach properly the different levels of teachings passed down through the ages from Dzogchen masters of the revered ancient Zhang Zhung lineages of Bön.
Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche gave detail instructions and teaching on the Zhang Zhung Ngondro based on oral teaching transmission and the text Nyam rGyu rGyal wa’ Phyag Khrid. He gave historical background of the lineage of the teaching, and how the teaching was passed through mind, and then orally and finally in written form.
At later dates Rinpoche will continue teachings on the different levels of practice related to Dzogchen Oral Transmission.
The teaching was organized by Gyalshen Institute, a non-profit organization [501(c) (3) ] dedicated to the preservation and revival of Zhang Zhung and Tibetan culture and traditions. Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of the institute.