This six-class course offered by Walker Blaine will explore protector principle and the protector chants. It will focus on understanding the purpose of the different protector chants, the meaning of protector principle, and how it is applicable to everyday life.
Class 1: Protector Principle and The Shambhala Protector Chant
Class 2: Protectors of the Three Courts & the Structure of Protector Chants
Class 3: Four-Armed Mahakala, Vetali, and the Kagyu Lineage
Class 4: Ekajati, Rahula, Vajrasadhu, and the Nyingma Lineage
Class 5: Magyal Pomra, Gesar, Nyentak Marpo, and the Shambhala Lineage
Class 6: The Concluding Request to the Protectors
The original six talks were each 2 hours long. They are divided into shorter videos of 15-40 minutes for this course. The course starts with a separate video of a guided White Tara practice, which can be used for short practice sessions at the beginning of each class. It ends with several video clips containing questions and answers from the live sessions.
Published editions of the chants that we will be studying may be ordered from the Nalanda Translation Committee.