This week of teachings and retreat took place in the rural center Karma Tengyal Ling Menz in north-eastern Brandenburg.
Rinpoche gives a very detailed and practical introduction to Shine, Lhaktong and Mahamudra, based on the text of the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje.
There is plenty of time for Q + A. Often it is not possible though to understand the questions.
The recordings were on audio tape and later digitalized, the sessions do not start in the beginning of each part.
The volume of the recording is sometimes quite low.
A few notes on the different parts, not meant to be comprehensive:
Part 1: Begin with the four thoughts
Part 2: Posture
Part 4: Basics of Shine practice, not looking for results
Part 6: Bodhicitta, compassion and wisdom, 4 Noble Truths
Part 7: Three experiences of Shine – bliss, clarity, no concept
Part 11: Using your senses for practice, Guru Yoga
Part 13: Lhaktong, approaching intellectual and through practice
Part 14: Concepts
Part 16: True nature, Shunyata, emptiness
Part 17: Several stories, breathing exercise
Part 18: cont. breathing exercise
Part 19: Co-emergent wisdom, Prajnaparamita, no self
Part 20: Importance of Guru Yoga, questions for self-examination
Part 21: Truth and the idea of truth
Part 22: Debate, Ngöndro
Part 23: Concluding of the retreat
Part 24: Concluding and short summary
Part 25: Reading transmission and dedication