Saraswati Bhawan is a non-profit Buddhist organization founded by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche and Khandro Kunzang. We offer an ongoing selection of archival audio teachings by the late Lama Dawa Rinpoche, as well as regular podcasts by Khandro Kunzang.
Lama Dawa shares his poetry on death and dying
In the months before Lama Dawa's parinirvana, he wrote many poems and dohas about death and dying. Here he shares his writings with a private group and translates them for us. Recorded September, 2017.
Dzogchen Teachings with Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche, part 2
Part 2 of Dzogchen teachings given by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in Lansing, Iowa, in 2009; based on texts by Jamgon Kongrul and Dudjom Rinpoche.
In his intimate and engaging style, Rinpoche gives advice on practice, points out the nature of mind, and shares amazing stories of his life.
This is part 2 of a two-part teaching. Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes.
Dzogchen Teachings with Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche, part 1
In a teaching given at the RiverView Dharma Center in Iowa in 2009, Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche gives Dzogchen instructions based on texts from Jamgon Kongtrul and Dudjom Rinpoche.
Rinpoche gives the verbal transmission for Jamgon Kongtrul's text, "Dzogchen Ngo-drud Dam-Ngag Kalden Nying-kyi Norbu Marchen Lachang." In his intimate and engaging style, Rinpoche gives advice on practice, points out the nature of mind, and shares amazing stories from his life.
This is part one of a two-part teaching. Running time: 2 hours, 47 minutes
Dzogchen teachings with Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche
Teachings from a text by Dorje Lingpa, entitled, "Clarifying Butter." The final teachings of Guru Rinpoche to Yeshe Tsogyal. These special teaching are 'liberation upon hearing,' and are said to liberate one from the three lower realms when listened to three times. They include teachings on View, Meditation, Action, and expain the dissolution process of dying.
Dzogchen teachings with Lama Dawa
Lama Dawa Rinpoche gives pith Dzogchen instructions from a sacred text by Dudjom Rinpoche, called "Dzogchen Ngo-Drod Dang Ngag: Kalden Nying-kyi Norbu Marchen Lachang," This was a private teaching recorded in 1999.
Dudjom Ngondro Part 3 & 4
Teachings on the short Dudjom Ngondro, given in Oxford, IA, 2000