Teaching of the Month

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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

Excellent for students new to dharma.

On the 9th of May 2007, Rinpoche offered a public talk at Nalanda West, Seattle.

He chose to speak a little bit about his life as a chö practitioner in Tibet, about chö, and about the life of Tibet's first female reincarnate yogini, Machig Labdron.

Tibetan - English

1 talk, video 

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

Excellent for students new to dharma.

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 mahāyāna path and pointing out mahāmudrā to all levels of practitioners in an audience.

Tibetan - English

2 talks, audio

Excellent for students new to dharma.

On his European tour in the Summer 2002, Rinpoche visits the Shambhala Center in London, July 27-28. Rinpoche introduces the audience to Jetsun Mila's life story, explaining how each verse in his song of realization called Seven Ways Things Shine Inside and Out, relates to his life.

Rinpoche proceeds with offering three talks on Nagarjuna's In Praise of Dharmadhatu. Please use the course's search box to locate these talks.

Tibetan - English

1 talk, audio

At Kamalashila Institute, Wachendorf, 24-25 October 1987, Rinpoche points out the fundamental nature of mind by first introducing the buddhist mahāyāna 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 1992, 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 Bouddha, January 1992, Pullahari 1998, Buenos Aires, July 1999, and Athens, 18 October 2001.

There is also a video with the Losar Celebrations held at Pullahari 27 February 1998.

Tibetan -English - Spanish, Tibetan only, Tibetan - English 

audio and video

Excellent for students new to dharma.