Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Vajrakilaya

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Chagdud Tulku RinpocheVajrakilaya

The Razor that Destroys
at a Touch

A Treasure of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche

chanted by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche voice, cymbals
Lama Jigme cymbals
Mauria Sabbado second umze, cymbals
Palden Tondub first gyaling
Liz Hamill second gyaling
Gus Friedman first kangling
Maria Inez Ribeiro second kangling
William de Martino Jorge first longhorn
Mauricio Sabbado second longhorn
Andrea de Lima tibetan drum
Recorded February 2001

About this Teacher:
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche — meditation master, teacher and artist — held many great lineages of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism from Tibet: the Dudjom, Khyentse, Apong Terton, Khenpo Ngaga, Padgyal Lingpa and Longchen Nyingt’hig. Founder of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation and Chagdud Gonpa Brasil, he wrote several books of Buddhism and the path of meditation including, Life in Relation to Death, Gates to Buddhist Practice and his autobiography, Lord of the Dance. More...

Vajrakilaya drubchens are performed at the Tibetan New Year to avert the obstacles of the past year from carrying forward into the New Year. Drubchen means “great accomplishment” in Tibetan and refers to the most elaborate form of Vajrayana Buddhist ritual, and the ceremonies include sacred dances and extensive offerings. It is said in Tibet that participation in a single week’s drubchen practice generates as much merit and potential realization as one year of retreat.

Following the example of Guru Padmasambhava and many superb lineage masters, we perform Vajrakilaya to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles to dharma practice and activity. We apply the skillful means of wrathful compassion to the poisons and demons of our own minds.

Vajrakilaya practice also provides context for full transmission of Mahayoga development and completion stage training and it has been a key practice of many great siddhas, including Chagdud Rinpoche himself.

This CD was recorded live at a Vajrakilaya Drubchen in February 2001 with a group of men and women students from several countries trained by H.E. Chagdud Rinpoche to play traditional Tibetan ceremonial instruments. Hosted at Khadro Ling in Tres Coroas, Brazil, the South American seat of Chagdud Rinpoche, the CD was recorded in a multi-track format and masterized by Dr. Toby Mountain. Dr. Mountain also masterized the beloved recording by Steve Tibbets and Choying Drolma on Rykodisc Records called Cho.

Chagdud Khadro writes in her liner notes, “Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s voice represents the sublime accomplishment of the prayer, ‘May whoever hears me find liberation.’ It resonates in the heart and memories of thousands of people. This precious Vajrakilaya disc shimmers like a wish-fulfilling jewel, endowed with all qualities of lineage blessing, pure intention, profound meaning and sound inseparable from wisdom essence. May it benefit all beings!”

The double CD set includes:

  • 20 page color booklet with liner notes by Chagdud  Khadro includes:
  • Guru Padmasambhava and the Kilaya Practice
  • Lineage of The Razor that Destroys at a Touch
  • H.E. Chagdud Tulku and Vajrakilaya
  • Chanting Lineage for The Razor that Destroys at a Touch
  • Short History of Chagdud Gonpa in Tibet, the United States and Brazil
  • Color photographs of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and Chagdud Rinpoche as vajra master
  • T’hanka image of Vajrakilaya
  • Tracks are cued to each section of the sadhana for easy reference
  • Development and Completion sections and the Tsog ceremony

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