There is No Perfect

Please enjoy this video clip from the archives of Chariot Videos. It was filmed in Crestone several years ago and never seems to lose its veracity.

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Stupa Consecration: Louisville, KY – 10/31/2018

Tsoknyi Rinpoche helped to consecrate a new Stupa on the grounds of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, October 31, 2018. Rinpoche said that this was an auspicious date because it marks the conception of the Buddha. In a truly remarkable Rime’ collaboration, Tsoknyi Rinpoche empowered the consecration along with Geshe Rabgyal and monks from the … READ MORE

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From Crestone, August 2018

“Having severed the basic root of mind, may we see the natural face of the view.  By knowing the uncontrived ways of resting, may we be steady in the naturalness of meditation.  Through taking whatever occurs on the path, may we find the natural spontaneity of the conduct.  By freeing errors into basic space, may … READ MORE

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Awakening Mind Essence in This Life and the Bardo – Nova Scotia 11/2-8/18

In our daily lives, every moment offers us the possibility to realize the essence of our mind nature.  In this retreat, Tsoknyi Rinpoche teaches how to skillfully practice the teachings of Dzogchen to prepare for the bardo experience. This is an advanced retreat. Qualifications are: a full open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche or Mingyur Rinpoche where … READ MORE

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Water Blessings

From a beautiful film by DeAnne Elliott, Rinpoche gives water blessings at Cottonwood Creek, Crestone, Colorado, in 2011. May gentle rain come forward ending this season of drought. Thanks to Doug Beechwood for filming this exceptional moment.

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On Fundamental Happiness

This is a meditation and talk given in the Fall of 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Salida, CO. Mark Elliott of Crestone Films has been kind enough to provide us with this wonderful piece. https://youtu.be/5i8zCEaPWBA

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On Essence Love: Why We Need It, Even Though We Are It

(An exquisite offering by student Tim Hinkle while recently on retreat in Northern California with Rinpoche) To be human in these times is to have a backlog of unmet, unloved issues (“bananas, German sausages, beautiful monsters”) within us. Whether we want to be happy, healthy citizens of samsara or we aspire to dissolve our karma … READ MORE

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Life of Milarepa: Tibet’s Supreme Yogi

Adapted for stage by the 17th Karmapa, this live performance depicts the Life of Milarepa. Tsoknyi Rinpoche will not be in attendance, but wanted you to know about it, especially those in the New York area. The production will be at the Laguardia Performing Arts Center on July 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  For more … READ MORE

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Essence Love: how to talk to monsters

Tsoknyi Rinpoche is sharing this video with you containing great advice on how to deal with your monsters. Thank you to Pundarika Taiwan for providing the link.  Enjoy!

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Real Love/Essence Love: A Conversation

Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Sharon Salzberg will be discussing this topic at the Festival of Faiths in Lousville, Kentucky, on April 27th at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) We hope to be able to livestream this event or at least record it for future sharing. More information about whether we can or cannot connect via livestream will be … READ MORE

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