For the Retreat in Karma Thekchen Yi Ong Ling Halscheid in October 1999 Rinpoche had been asked to teach on Mahamudra.
Rinpoche explains that the two most important preliminaries for Mahamudra are Bodhicitta and Shine meditation, which is often done with Guru Yoga. For inspiration the four basic thoughts are helpful. He gave detailed teachings on Shine practice, on Guru Yoga and on the four basic thoughts that turn the mind.
In the mornings the group recited the Ngöndro and meditated, these practice sessions were sometimes also recorded, so we can get an impression of the retreat atmosphere.