Gurdjieff said there is not one I but many.

Alchemical methods of non-dual realization: Contemplation, meditation, subtle yogas…

The path is not a museum relic. The methods transcend culture but must be practiced right here where you live. - Tsochen Khandro.
The alchemical flask is the human body mind.

The alchemical flask is the human body mind.

The Sufis say “You can not attain enlightenment by following the path, but only those who follow the path attain enlightenment.” This is very true. The spiritual path does not create something new, or take you somewhere you have never been, rather it removes the veils which prevent a direct living gnosis of how things are in their reality.

One man can do nothing. Before anything else he needs help. ...One man can easily deceive himself about his awakening and take for awakening simply a new dream. If several people decide to struggle together against sleep, they will wake each other. It may often happen that twenty of them will sleep but the twenty-first will be awake and he will wake up the rest. — G.I. Gurdjieff
The quest for Gnosis has permeated every time and place.

The quest for Gnosis has permeated every time and place.

An authentic spiritual path is not simply a grab bag of bits and pieces appropriated from other cultures and times then mixed together like mashed potatoes. Nor is it a fantasy made up according to ego’s whims and fancies. There is an actual structure to confused consciousness, there is a structure to how enlightened vision is veiled in consciousness. Knowing how this obscuration is embodied and enworlded in everyday actions one can understand the path of unveiling. Gnosis is a knowledge of things as they truly are and alchemical methods transform incorrect view into authentic seeing. The true spiritual path is a science of human transformation and, like any science, its hypotheses have been tested time and again. Here the test is in the laboratory of human life across centuries and cultures. Differing forms and flavors of the path have evolved to meet the needs of different cultures and times but the basic structures and aims remain the same.

Tantra makes use of an alchemy of aesthetics, rasa- rasayana.

Tantra makes use of an alchemy of aesthetics, rasa- rasayana.

The system practiced at Tsogyelgar is the ancient method of Buddhist Alchemical Tantra (Rasayana) and Dzogchen. For millennia, yogis have mapped the subtle system of human consciousness and the pathways of the illusive yogic body. We practice the path of Vajrayana in its pure and exquisite beauty, but free from encumbering cultural trappings or faddism. As a person born and raised in the United States, and having accomplished every phase of the path, t.k. is able to make the methods, explanations, and stages perfectly clear and practicable in accord with the needs of beings in this time and culture.

What is truly profound about the system of Vajrayana is that it contains every stage and level in profound detail. Within the meditations and methods is everything necessary to clarify mental confusions which block access to the higher stages of the path. When ready, the higher stages contain a microcosm of the world’s great spiritual methodologies.

There are spiritual paths which focus on the emotional aspect of being through prayer and devotion. There are paths which focus on the physical through yoga, and work with the subtle body. There are paths which employ the razor-like acumen of mind using the alchemy of contemplation. Tantra is a 4th Way which combines all of these to produce a swift and powerfully balanced path.

Vajrayana’s Tantric alchemy is a set of skillful means which, over millennia, has integrated countless methods into a single system. Tantra has always been said to be a dangerous path due to its power and swiftness - a spiritual path which requires tremendous human integrity, courage, intelligence and independence. - t.k.
Indestructible Bliss and Skillful Means

Indestructible Bliss and Skillful Means

At Tsogyelgar we practice the system of Vajrayana, Tantra, and Dzogchen, as originated by the Indian siddha Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava in the eighth century. This path is comprised of View, Method, and Action. View entails a vision of the entire path - the nature of divine reality. View also explains the what, how, and why of Tantra’s subtle and powerful deity yoga and yoga of the subtle body. Method encompasses a broad range of meditational, alchemical, yogic, and contemplative practices which realize the View. Realize means to make real as lived experience. Action enhances realization through enactment of the wisdom bliss which is realized through Method.

Wisdom

Wisdom

Our lineage of Tantric practices emphasizes the inner yogic skills as a method for fusing the intensity of wisdom and the extensity of bliss into ever more subtle organs of knowledge capable of directly perceiving the nature, and understanding the essence of, enlightened mind.

The fire of radical spiritual enquiry, and the undying wisdom bliss realized by it, is not the possession of any cultural, time, place or being. No one can give it to you. No one can prevent you from realizing it. That one who drinks from the elixir of wisdom is born into deathless truth. -t.k.

The stages of the path run as follows:

Foundational Considerations: are a unique set of alchemical considerations which transform intellectual propositions into existentially transformative forces.

Preliminary Tantric Practices: meditations and contemplations that forge body, emotion, and mind into a functional whole strong enough to contain the powerful energies of Tantric initiation and practice.

Generation Phase: removes the gross obscuration which prevents mind from directly perceiving the sacred divine nature of all appearance. This phase uses meditation on symbols in light and sound, symbolic direct presentations of enlightened mind, as alchemical triggers.

Completion Phase: includes the well known Six Yogas, such as Dream Yoga, Tummo or Inner Heat yoga, Illusory Body Yoga, Karmamudra or Sexual Yoga, the Yoga of Deep Sleep and others. These meditations culminate in a profound gnosis -wisdom bliss- known as the 4th Joy which opens the doorway to success in the practices of Dzogchen.

Great Completion: also known as Dzogchen is comprised of two phases, Trakchod and Tögal, which sever the root of duality and establish one in the state of gnostic non-dual wisdom awareness.

Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff