The Four-Session Guru Yoga

The Four-Session Guru Yoga by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje is a short yet powerful practice for developing the realization of devotion mahamudra. As it is one of the principal practices of the Karma Kagyu school, many monastic and lay practitioners recite this text daily. This new translation has been prepared under the guidance of the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje for the occasion of the 34th Kagyu Monlam.

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The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

“The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva: a Summary of the Heart Essence of a Bodhisattva’s Conduct”—this full title indicates two points: first that the text condenses all the Mahayana sutras, which teach the conduct of a Bodhisattva; and second, that it summarizes the heart essence of a Bodhisattva’s conduct, of which there are thirty-seven main practices. In Tibetan, the word for “practice” literally translates as “to bring into experience.” So, 37 practices can actually be brought into experience.”—Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

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