Minling Trichen Terdak Lingpa Gyurme Dorje (Minling Trichen Terdak Lingpa Gyurme Dorje), the founder of the great Nyingma Mindrolling Monastery in 17th century Tibet, gave his final, essential advice in this extremely concise prayer just before passing into mahaparinirvana (Maha Pari Nirvana or Maha-Pari-Nirvana). Utterly profound, we can practice with this prayer our entire life. With the vast path of Vajrayana Buddhism synthesized in these few lines, meditating on their meaning brings realization of the essential point. What distinguishes a sentient being from a Buddha? One who has impure phenomena is a sentient being while one who has pure phenomena is a Buddha. As practitioners on the path, we train in pure phenomena, and through developing full realization of this, we become Buddha. Lama Tharchin Rinpoche will introduce this essential practice of Vajrayana: how to recognize all phenomena – form, sound, and awareness inseparable with emptiness – as deity, mantra, and our original Buddha mind. Using this practice, we can awaken to the pure nature of ourselves and all phenomena.