The Buddha's Words

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Visiting Rigpe Dorje, San Antonio, November 1995, Rinpoche offers three talks on the extraordinary Saṃdhinirmocana Sūtra, མདོ་སྡེ་དགོངས་པ་ངེས་པར་འགྲེལ་བའི་མདོ།

The text consists of ten chapters, most of which begins with a section in prose and ends with verses of teaching. It is excerpts from these verses that Rinpoche explains and also compares them to the intention of such great masters as Jetsun Milarepa.

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Tibetan - English

3 talks, audio

Heart of Wisdom SutraPrajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, is among the most pivotal teachings of the second turning of the wheel of dharma.

Although it primarily consists in a dialogue between the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara and Shariputra, their words are inspired by the Buddha, who is directly present and absorbed in samadhi. At the end of their discussion, the Buddha blesses what has been spoken and encapsulates it with his mantra, in this way making it a sutra, his own words.

Baca Grande, Crestone 1999, Manali 1983, Munich 2003.

Tibetan - English

Audio, video

During almost two month in the Fall of 1984, from 3th September to 30 October, Rinpoche stayed at Karma Chodrub Gyamtso Ling in Brussels, where he extensively taught:

  • Excerpts from a number of sutras
  • Treasury of Knowledge, chapter 8.1: The Stages of Meditation of Shamatha and VipashyanāRinpoche gave 14 talks for his  students learning Tibetan and 8 talks to the public audience.
  • Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
  • Treasury of Knowledge, chapter 7.3: The Sixteen Types of Emptiness
  • Treasury of Knowledge, chapter 7.3: Ascertaining the view.

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Here, you will find three talks on mind's nature   སེམས་ཀྱི་གནས་ལུགས།   and four talks on various sutras:

Sayings of the Buddha in Verse (ཆོས་ཚིགས་སུ་འཆད་པའི་མདོ། Dhammapada), King of Samadhi Sutra (མདོ་ཏིང་འཛིན་རྒྱལ་པོ།  Samādhirāja Sūtra), Prajnaparamita in Seven Hundred Lines (ཤེར་ཕྱིན་བདུན་བརྒྱ་པ། Saptaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) and the Noble Collection (འཕགས་པ་སྡུད་པ།  Prajñāpāramitā  Samcayagatha). 

Tibetan - English, Tibetan - French

7 talks, audio