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Om Ah Hung Practice

On Sunday mornings we gather for a guided meditation using the syllables Om Ah Hung.

There are a few types of Om Ah Hung meditation practice being taught by Drikung Kagyu lamas in the United States. We are using the practice taught by Khenchen Konchok Gyaltshen Rinpoche.

Om Ah Hung Teaching by Khenchen Konchok Gyatshen Rinpoche

by Khenchen Konchok Gyatshen Rinpoche

“This practice, especially the completion or dissolution stage, provides very profound preparation for realization at the time of death. One experiences many different sensations during the dying process. After the four elements dissolve, the three subtle experiences of white appearance, red increase, and darkness near-attainment occur.

Ordinary people without meditation experience will go through these three briefly without any awareness —completely unconscious, as in a deep sleep. On the other hand, meditators who can maintain stable equipoise can recognize each stage as they pass through it. The following stage is the experience of luminosity, the original face of the mind, the direct nature of mind free from all limitations of boundary or edge. T

hose with no meditation experience or with no instructions concerning these practices will pass through this stage and go into the bardo state according to their karma and habitual propensities. Those who are highly accomplished in meditation practice can recognize the experience of luminosity as an opportunity to become instantly free from samsara and achieve enlightenment. If repeatedly practiced with mindfulness, this practice of dissolving the white, red, and blue syllables helps enable the practitioner to utilize that opportunity and attain realization.

At the end, if one carefully and regularly practices this and becomes used to it, one can stabilize the mind in meditative absorption. One will then experience the beneficial effects first as the purification of all the different obscurations and mental defilements. Following that, one will experience the primordial luminosity of mahamudra.”

~Khenchen Konchok Gyatshen Rinpoche, Opening the Treasure of the Profound