In one beautiful public talk at the Unitarian Church in Burlington, VT, August 23, 2004, Rinpoche introduces the buddhanature, the clear light nature of mind, to the audience by quoting Maitreya's text, Buddhanature, ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་བླ་མ། and a number of mahasiddha's songs གྲུབ་ཐོབ་ཀྱི་མགུར།
Rinpoche also introduces the Prajnaparamita recitations on Perfect Purity ཤེར་ཕྱིན་རྣམ་དག་གི་ལེའུ།
Tibetan / English
1 talk, audio
While at Institute Karma Ling, France, 2005, Rinpoche guided his students in a very experiential way through two of the "line recitations" that he composed and that provide the basis for meditations, which can be in done in an instant. The recitations are Seventy Lines on Self-Liberation རང་གྲོལ་བྱང་ཆུབ་བདུན་ཅུ་པ། and Fifty Verses on the View ལྟ་བ་ལྔ་བཅུ་པ། He also explained the Prajnaparamita's Perfect Purity Recitations and ended the course with a Q/A.
Tibetan - English - French
5 talks, video
Based on Jetsun Milarepa's lifestory and songs, མི་ལ་རས་པའི་རྣམ་མགུར། Rinpoche elucidates the reasons for meditating, gives excellent advise for how to meditate while in a busy work schedule, and then points out the nature of mind.
At the end of the talk there is Q/A.
Tibetan / English
1 talk, audio
These two talks given at Karma Thegsum Choling, Palo Alto, 13-14 April 1992, clearly manifests Rinpoche's incredible skill in outlining the views of the mahayana path and pointing out mahamudra to all levels of practitioners in an audience.
Tibetan - English
2 talks, audio
At Kamalashila Institute, Wachendorf, 24-25 October 1987, Rinpoche points out the fundamental nature of mind by first introducing the buddhist mahayana tenets ཐེག་ཆེན་གྱི་གྲུབ་མཐའ། and then explaining in depth the Shentong view with its extraordinary features and the necessity to turn the third wheel of the dharma.
Rinpoche bases his explanation mainly on quotation from Maitreya's Buddhanature ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་བླ་མ། and Treasury of Knowledge, chapter 6.3 ཤེས་བྱ་མཛོད་ཀྱི་གནས་དྲུག་པ་སྐབས་གསུམ་པ།
Tibetan - German
4 talks, audio
At Nalandabodhi, Seattle, 26 May 2001, during a Guru Rinpoche Feast, Rinpoche was asked to please relate a little bit about the masters he met and his path of life.
As a response, Rinpoche said the best way to understand his life is to sing the Sky-dragon's Profound Roar.
This talk is because of it's extraordinary beauty nominated as Talk of the Month.
In 1998, Rinpoche manifested his very close connection to the female buddha aspect, Tārā, by summarizing into verse the explanations from Jonang Tāranātha's The Origin of the Tārā Tantra.
This resulted in a composition called Summary of the History of Tārā and Summary of the Way Tārā Protects from the Sixteen Kinds of Fear, སྒྲོལ་མའི་བྱུང་ཁུངས་མདོར་བསྡུས། འཇིགས་པ་བཅུ་དྲུག་ལས་བསྐྱབས་ཚུལ་མདོར་བསྡུས་བཅས་བཞུགས་སོ༎
These verses are a དགོངས་གཏེར་, a "mind treasure", which means that they are a direct transference of blessing from Tārā herself to Rinpoche's enlightened mind.
Here, you will find teachings from Buenos Aires, July 1999, Bouddha, August 1998, and Athens, 18 October 2001.
Tibetan -English - Spanish, Tibetan only, Tibetan - English
3 talks, audio