Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Offering to the Spiritual Guide, or Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, as a preliminary practice for Tantric Mahamudra. The main practice is meditation on reliance upon our Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as well as both the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon our Spiritual Guide as one with Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, spiritual power, and especially our wisdom will naturally increase. A complete commentary to this practice can be found in Great Treasury of Merit.
|A special way of relying upon a Spiritual Guide
|Current Edition / Reprint
Print Edition | First published 1985, Reprinted 2006, 2011, 2013, 2019
Audio Edition | Updated November 2022 with Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche