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Tricycle Talks: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & Sharon Salzberg

In this week’s Tricycle Talk Tsoknyi Rinpoche speaks with Sharon Salzberg about topics from his new book Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love. What is “essence love”? Is everybody capable of experiencing love? How can we, in Rinpoche’s words, “combine grown up mind with childlike heart”? Please click this link below …

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Wellesley College: In Conversation with John Makransky 4/9/12

This event was held on the evening of April 9th at Wellesley College, a distinguished womens’ university located about 20 minutes from Boston, through the auspices of the campus’ “Art and Soul” program that serves the greater Boston community with noted speakers and events connected to the arts. It was co-sponsored by the Foundation for …

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Pilgrimage 2011 Travelog and Interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche

This interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche took place on November 10, 2011, in Paro, Bhutan on the last evening of the pilgrimage. A message from Tsoknyi Rinpoche to students who could not attend this pilgrimage ~ “Many times during the pilgrimage, I have thought and prayed for all my students, whether on this particular journey or …

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The Bodhi Leaf

Tsoknyi Rinpoche gave the following teaching (minimally edited) recently in Bodhgaya, India, 2011, in which he tells the story of his own experience of working with bodhicitta. “When your mind becomes frozen you cannot find space and openness, and without space and openness, compassion cannot come out. The whole point is to experience detachment. “If …

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Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns Update, May 2010

In May 2010, Barbara Green interviewed Tsoknyi Rinpoche about the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns. Rinpoche has dedicated his life to protecting and preserving their welfare. Here is a synopsis of his answers to Barbara’s questions. “The nuns in Tibet are known as the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns. I offer them both spiritual and material help with special …

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Learning the Way of the Bodhisattva: 3-Year Retreats

Between August 2006 and November 2009, 400 people took part in a three-year retreat at the Dharma centre of Lerab Ling in France, under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche. Tsoknyi Rinpoche was a regular visitor to Lerab Ling during the retreat, giving teachings on three separate occasions. In this interview, first published in View, the …

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Dorje Yudronma Installed!

At the 2010 monthlong retreat on the “Three Words That Strike the Vital Point” by Garab Dorje in Crestone, Colorado, Tsoknyi Rinpoche had the entire group of approximately 95 retreatants join him in prayers to Dorje Yudronma every day. He also spoke about his personal connection to her through an important dream and his subsequent …

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