TOK 6: Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning and Buddhist Phenomenology

In the 6th section of Lodro Thaye's text, Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning and Buddhist Phenomenology, the first chapter deals with A Presentation of the Common Fields of Knowledge and the Worldly Paths.

At Kagyu Ling, Plaige 1986, Rinpoche teaches the paths, which lead to the higher states within cyclic existence. This includes the human states and god realms in the desire realm, but the main emphasis is put on the meditative forms of equipoise, which lead to birth in the realm of Brahmā in the four states of the form realm as well as the four states of the formless realm.

For the many other topics taught during the course, search "Plaige 1986" in the search box.

Tibetan / English

4 talks, audio

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At Marpa House in Bouddha, 1988, Rinpoche taught his students the Tibetan U-me alphabet. 

With the greatest of care, Ani Jampa meticulously wrote sentence after sentence on the blackboard, for students to copy.

Rinpoche would then come in and teach the subject: the chapters 1.1 and 6.2.

Tibetan only

34 talks, audio

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As part of his European tour, Rinpoche visits Kagyu Ling, Plaige, June 1994.

Rinpoche offers 6 talks on the twelve links of interdependence.

Tibetan - English - French

6 talks, audio

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In Bacca, 1985, Rinpoche gave these teachings to a small group of translators. Rinpoche explains sections of the chapter that he often skips for more public audiences and goes into detail.

Tibetan / English

9 talks, audio

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Visiting Kagyu Samye Ling in September 1984, Rinpoche gives an overview of the three turnings of the wheel of dharma and the view of the shrāvakayāna in two talks. He then offers extensive explanations on the views of the mahāyāna tenets based on Lodro Thaye's root text and commentary.

Tibetan - English

19 talks, audio

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At Kagyu Ling, Plaige, August and September 1993, Rinpoche explains in detail the part of chapter 6.3 called A Systematic Presentation of the Great Vehicle  ཐེག་ཆེན་རྣམ་གཞག   from Treasury of Knowledge—both with respect to root and commentary.

He also composes many spontaneous verses clarifying the meaning of the text.

For all teachings given in Plaige 1993, please use the courses search box.

Tibetan / English

9 talks, audio

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In 10 days in the month of July, 1985, Rinpoche visits Karma Yonten Ling, Huy, and offers the following talks:

  • 1 talk pointing out luminous mind
  • 14 talks on the Stages of Meditation in the Kadampa School
  • 3 talks on TOK6.3: Chittamatra with its sub-schools.

For new students, this course was also a beautiful display of Rinpoche's interaction with his students.

Here you find the last three talks plus an English-French study class.

Tibetan - English with some French and German.

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In Karma Chodrub Gyamtso Ling, Brussels, 20-23 October 1987, Rinpoche first gives a talk where he briefly going through the various Buddhist tenets and then continues to go into detail with the Shentong view based on Lodro Thaye's root text. 

Tibetan - English - French, Tibetan - English

4 talks, audio

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Visiting Halifax Shambhala Center, 25-29 August 1994, Rinpoche offers 5 talks on the great view based on Lodro Thaye's text and, to an audience of tantrikas, 4 talks on the classifications of tantra.

Tibetan - English

4 talks, audio

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