Karl Brunnhölzl: Sounds of Innate Freedom: Volume 3 (#164)


This episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded live as a Wisdom Dharma Chat, features the return of special guest Karl Brunnhölzl, MD, PhD. Karl was originally trained as a physician. He received his systematic training in Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Marpa Institute for Translators, founded by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, as well as the Nitartha Institute, founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Since 1989 he has been a translator and interpreter of Tibetan and English. Karl is a senior teacher and translator in the Nalandabodhi community of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, as well as at Nitartha Institute. He is the author and translator of numerous texts. Currently, he is working on the Seventh Karmapa’s compilation of Indian Mahamudra works.

In this episode, host Daniel Aitken and Karl discuss:

  • his latest translation work, the third volume in the Sounds of Innate Freedom series, 
  • the four symbolic terms of Saraha, 
  • their connection to the four yogas of mahāmudrā, 
  • and much more!


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