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This small collection of CR Lama chanting and speaking is extracted from the original audio cassette recordings held by James Low and Barbara Terris. Hopefully other people have recordings as well and we can bring these together in future.

In addition to these audio recordings, James talks about Rinpoche in this video. Also a video  of Rinpoche giving a Mahakala initiation in 2001 in Conway Hall, London can be viewed on YouTube here.
The Polish Khordong sangha is creating an archive of recordings of Rinpoche here.
The German Khordong sangha has a collection of audio and video recordings here.

25 mins, Recorded by David Tibet as “Tantric Nyingma Chant of Tibet”. Begins with Prajnaparamita prayer “Ma sam jo me…”.
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25 mins, Recorded by David Tibet as “Tantric Nyingma Chant of Tibet”. Begins with “Om A Hung Maha Guru Pema Siddhi Hung”.
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25 mins, Oct 1988, Geneva. CR Lama is asked about dreams. He asks James Low to talk about importance of Guru Rinpoche day.
French Translation.
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4 mins, Oct 1988, Geneva. CR Lama speaks of James’ service to him and his connection with Nuden Dorje who lived in a house near a river.
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40 mins, date and place unknown. CR Lama begins “I know professor’s teaching system and Tibetan lecture system I also know…”.
Then he discusses consciousness, mind, vidya, ignorance, rigpa and asks questions to people there about their understanding. What he says is translated into French. Also some chatting in English. He concludes this session by chanting prayers.
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10 mins, date and place unknown. Rinpoche chants the Sampa Lhundrub Prayer, 7 line prayer, Ma Cho Tro Tral and Lama Khyeno prayers.
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5 mins, date and place unknown. Alternative chants for Sangye cho dang, likened to eagle circling 3 times to left and 3 times to right.
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6 mins, date and place unknown. Rinpoche then starts to talk saying how people are now asking him to teach Dzogchen whereas before they asked about Vinaya, Mahamudra etc… For him they are all the same. Speaks of tree and seed and fruit.
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40 mins, date and place unknown. CR Lama begins by saying he will discuss four Dzogchen terms, tawa (view) gompa (meditation), chopa (conduct), dewa. He goes on to discuss with people their understanding of this and of the different words related to mind, rigpa, yid (manas), sem, consciousness.
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44 mins, date and place unknown. Zer Nga (Five Nails) Tsok Puja led by Rinpoche. Recording stops before the end.
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Rinpoche leading group practice. Recording ends after the Tsok, on page 148 line 3 of English edition. Part 1: 47 mins, part 2: 47 mins.
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32 mins, date and place unknown. Rinpoche speaks of Khordong Monastery, how old it is and who built it. Yamantaka’s prayer wheel. Bane Monastery and Urgyen Tendzin. His lineage, Nuden Dorje, Senge Dongma terma. See also Chapter 11 of “Collected works of CR Lama”.
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27 mins, date and place unknown. Rinpoche talks more about Khordong Gompa. He begins by talking about the location of Khordong Gompa, the river near it and Sherab Membar. Speaks about the practices he remembers them doing there, about when he revisited it and possibly returning. For more on these topics, see chapters 11-14 of “Collected works of CR Lama”.
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51 mins, date and place unknown. Recording ends in middle of Rinpoche chanting very fast.
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48 mins, date and place unknown. Chod begins with CR Lama chanting alone sMras bSam brJod Med. Followed by “Om A Hung Maha Guru” Prayer and Chod continues.
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22 mins, March 1993, place unknown. Rinpoche speaks about Medicine Buddha and Tibetan medicine, perhaps before an initiation, followed by question and answer.
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23 mins, March 1993, place unknown. Rinpoche speaks about faith, full faith, rain making and Padmasambhava.
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45 mins, date and place unknown. Begins with CR Lama chanting sMras bSam brJod Med prayer then Chod.Recording arranged by David Tibet with Copymasters possibly for the 1994 LP/CD he was preparing.
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42 mins, date and place unknown. CR Lama chanting gCod with kangling, drum and cymbals. Recording arranged by David Tibet with Copymasters possibly for the 1994 LP/CD he was preparing.
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60 mins, 1994 (or 1993), place unknown. Lama Khyeno prayer and other prayers to Padmasambhava. Recording arranged by David Tibet with Copymasters possibly for the 1994 LP/CD he was preparing.
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8 mins, 1994, place unknown. One Thug Dang Kam prayer. CR Lama chants with drum throughout. Recorded by David Tibet.
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74 mins, 17th August 1989. France or Geneva. 1 hour 12 mins. CR Lama introduces James Low and speaks about James and his authority to teach. CR Lama says a little about mind and various people speak. Then James starts to talk about mind and the five poisons. French translation. Good natured banter with Rinpoche at the end.
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