About Yeshe Tsogyal:
The disciple and consort of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), Yeshe Tsogyal played a crucial role in the introduction and propagation of the Buddhist teachings in Tibet. The early period in her life was marked by hardship and suffering. After she met Guru Rinpoche, she studied and practiced diligently under his guidance, and eventually reached realization. Later on, she herself became a teacher.
4 DVDs, about 5 hrs., $34.95
The Third Bardor Tulku Rinpoche was born in 1950 in Kham, East Tibet. He was recognized by His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa at a very early age.
Rinpoche's family fled Tibet through the Himalayas to India. During the escape all of Rinpoche's family members died and Rinpoche, at the age of nine, found himself alone in a foreign country. Accompanied by a twelve-year old friend, Rinpoche made his way to Darjeeling. His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa learned about Rinpoche's journey and arranged for him to be brought to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim.
After completing many years of study and practice, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche accompanied the Sixteenth Karmapa on his world tours in 1974 and 1976. In 1977 His Holiness asked Rinpoche to remain in Woodstock, New York, at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), where Rinpoche continues to skillfully guide students.
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche has also established the Raktrul Foundation in Red Hook, New York, with Kunzang Palchen Ling as the dharma center under its auspices.
Disc 1 (approx. 65 minutes):
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche's Introduction
First Chapter: Source of emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal
Second Chapter: Yeshe Tsogyal's birth and childhood
Third Chapter: Yeshe Tsogyal's escape from home and encounter of a nirmanakaya teacher
Disc 2 (approx. 78 minutes):
Fourth Chapter: Obstruction to Yeshe Tsogyal's practice of Dharma by the evil minister Shanta
Fifth Chapter: Yeshe Tsogyal's becoming the principle disciple and consort of the great Guru Padmasambhava
Sixth Chapter: Yeshe Tsogyal's reviving a dead boy
Seventh Chapter: Yeshe Tsogyal's acquisition of an excellent companion and her performance of benefit for others
Disc 3 (approx. 92 minutes):
Seventh Chapter, continued: Yeshe Tsogyal's acquisition of an excellent companion and her performance of benefit for others
Questions and Answers
Disc 4 (approx. 56 minutes):
Eighth Chapter: Yeshe Tsogyal's activity to preserve and spread the Dharma, and Guru Rinpoche's departure from Tibet
Section 1: Yeshe Tsogyal's activity to preserve and spread the Dharma, and Guru Rinpoche's departure from Tibet
Section 2: Yeshe Tsogyal's prayer of lamentation to Guru Rinpoche