THIS BOOK REQUIRES THE RELATED TRANSMISSION FOR THE PRACTICE IT CONTAINS
THE ROOT UPADESHA ON THE VAJRA BRIDGE OF LONGDE
Longsal Commentaries Volue One
The Longsal or The Luminous Clarity of the Universe, Heart Essence of the Dakinis (Klong chen ’od gsal mkha’ ’gro’i snying thig) is a cycle of upadesha teachings (gter ma) rediscovered by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. This book inaugurates a new series of publications of Longsal teachings, all of which, besides the histories and root texts, will include commentaries written by the Author, plus additional material whenever necessary, so that all information concerning a specific teaching is contained in one volume.
The Root Upadesha on the Vajra Bridge of Longde (Klong sde rdo rje zam pa’i man ngag gi rtsa ba) was written down in 1983. It offers fundamental guidance on the main points of the practice of the four DAs of Dzogchen Longde, the oral tradition of which is known as the Vajra Bridge (rDo rje’i zam pa). This tradition originated with the Tibetan master Vairochana (eighth century), who transmitted it to Pang Mipham Gönpo, and flourished in Tibet until the fourteenth century, with the result that many practitioners achieved the rainbow body.The dreams through which the upadesha was discovered are connected to Vairochana himself, to Negyab Rinpoche, and to his root guru Rigdzin Changchub Dorje (1826-1961).
The auto-commentary, Brilliant Moon: Commentary on the Root Text of the Upadesha on the Vajra Bridge of Longde (Klong sde rdo rje zam pa’i man ngag gi rtsa ’grel rab gsal zla ba), written in 2005, includes many quotations from the traditional texts of the Vajra Bridge of Dzogchen Longde which clarify and expand on numerous topics contained in the root text.
This book is intended only for those who have received the related transmissions of the teaching from the Master or the Longsal Root Initiation.
TRANSMISSIONS OF THE LONGSAL ROOT INITIATION
Tashigar Norte, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, April 8-23, 2002
Tashigar Norte, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, April 16-20, 2004
Tashigar Sur, Argentina, December 26, 2004 – January 2, 2005
Tashigar Norte, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, December 2-8, 2005
Tashigar Norte, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, May 31 – June 15, 2007
Merigar West, Italy, August 13-20, 2010