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.

Here, you will find the teachings on Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā. The instructions on shamatha and vipashyanā found here are preliminary to the actual shamatha and vipashyanā of mahāmudrā meditation. Please use the course's search box typing "Brussels 1984" to locate all talks of that course.  

Tibetan only

13 talks, audio

To enroll in the course, the samaya key is sNgon-'gro-4

In these recordings, Rinpoche gives a word-by-word explanation to the ani-las at Tekchog Ling, Bouddha, December and January 2000/2001 on the text by the 9th Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje .

The anis repeat after Rinpoche, so these recordings are also excellent for developing your Tibetan skills.

Tibetan only

6 talks, audio

To enroll in the course, the samaya key is sNgon-'gro-4

At Karmê Chöling in 1994 Rinpoche offered three talks to students, who were practicing Ngondro,  the Preliminary Practices for Mahamudra:

  • The first talk explains the madhyamaka view regarding ground, path and fruition. Rinpoche bases his explanation on the Treasury of Knowledge, chapter 6.3.  དབུ་མའི་ལྟ་བ།  གཞི་ལམ་འབྲས་བུ།
  • The second, explains the view, meditation and conduct in relation to the common and uncommon preliminary practices ལྟ་སྒོམ་སྤྱོད་པ།
  • The third talk explains the four tantra classes, where Rinpoche draws from Treasury of Knowledge, chapter 6.4. རྒྱུད་སྡེ་བཞི།   He also elucidates the four abhishekas and the importance of samaya   དབང་བཞི་དང་དམ་ཚིག་གི་སྐོར།

Here, you will also find a recording of an audience held at Marpa House in Boulder, on 10 October, 1994.   མཇལ་འཕྲད།

At Karmê Chöling, 1995, Rinpoche again offered the Ngondro audience three talks:

  • a talk on Prayer of Excellent Conduct, འཕགས་པ་བཟང་པོ་སྤྱོད་པའི་སྨོན་ལམ་གྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ། 
  • Ordinary Mind,   ཐ་མལ་གྱི་ཤེས་པ།
  • Impermanence and Practice   མི་རྟག་པ་དང་ཉམས་ལེན་གྱི་སྐོར།

At the Laughing Vajra seminar at Karmê Chöling, 1996, Rinpoche offers three talks to an audience of Tantrikas:

  • Common and Uncommon Preliminary Practices   ཐུན་མོང་དང་ཐུན་མིན་གྱི་སྔོན་འགྲོ།
  • Excerpts from Nagarjuna's Fundamental Knowledge of the Middle Way   དབུ་མ་རྩ་བའི་ཤེས་རབ།
  • Questions and Answers   དྲི་ལེན།

Tibetan - English

10 talks, video and audio

To enroll in the course, the samaya key in sNgon-'gro-4

In Kuala Lumpur in 1989, Rinpoche prepares his translators for a talk on the Torch of Certainty.

In Bouddha, 1994, to a group of Tibetans and translators, Rinpoche offers explanations on Lodro Thaye's commentary to the 9th Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje's text ལྷན་ཅིག་སྐྱེས་སྦྱོར་ཁྲིད།

Tibetan only

1 and 11 talks, audio

To enroll in the course, the enrollment key is sNgon-'gro-4