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From Mount Madonna 2015: Rinpoche on Essence Love

This open retreat at Mount Madonna (near Watsonville, CA) included teachings on the healthy human being leading up to Dzogchen practice. Rinpoche noted that handshake practice is quite advanced and necessary for most of us to allow essence love to develop naturally. Essence love, as the home of the subtle body, then makes shamata and …

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Dzogchen Practice Intensive: Crestone, CO 8/15-21/2014

Thank you to photographers Richard Heckler and Kalleen Mortensen for capturing the magical moments of Rinpoche’s second Crestone retreat this summer. We hope you sense the pervasive and inherent joy of the Dzogchen Practice Intensive through these portraits of dedicated and attentive students.

Letting It Be: Resting in Radical Simplicity (August 2014/Crestone, CO)

Having cleverly deleted the retreat summary notes for Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s first Crestone, CO retreat this year (Letting It Be: Resting in Radical Simplicity) August 8-14, 2014, we thought a series of photo albums might be even better in telling the story of our week together at the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land.  We had approximately 150 …

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Three Rivers Retreat

The Upaya Zen Center of Santa Fe, NM, hosted “The Great Tributaries Retreat: Exploring Compassion, Wisdom and Emptiness in Three Buddhist Schools” (aka the “Three Rivers Retreat”) May 10 – 12, 2014. Upaya provided a rare opportunity to compare and contrast three schools of Buddhism: Dzogchen, Zen, and Vipassana each represented by Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Roshi …

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Liberating the Heart and Fearless Love at Angela Center, CA

These images mirror the sudden beauty and shifting moods of the retreat mind at the recent program taught by Tsoknyi Rinpoche—Liberating the Heart: Fearless Love, May 2–8, 2014, at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, CA. Moments in the shrine room in the late afternoon light and the Virgin, very much a part of the Angela Center …

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Rinpoche in Oslo: Liberating the Heart

Rinpoche began his 2014 teaching tour at Karma Shedrup Ling Retreat Center near Oslo, Norway (March 30 – April 4, 2014).  Below are heart-felt impressions of “Liberating the Heart, Fearless Love: A Dzogchen Approach” by retreatant Heide Koch and exquisite portraits by Olivier Adam (www.olivieradam.fr) “Six days of silent retreat in the Norwegian woods—what could …

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Tsoknyi Rinpoche Featured in Hong Kong Newspaper

Visiting Tibetan Buddhist Master Explains the Benefits of Meditation (Note:  This article appeared in Hong Kong’s newspaper, the South China Morning Post on November 25, 2013, after Rinpoche’s historic teachings there.) “As the practice of meditation gains mainstream acceptance, a visiting Tibetan Buddhist master tells Chan Tse Chueen (tsechueen.chan@scmp.com) how it has helped him. “For …

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Crestone 2014 Retreats Open for Registration

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s August 2014 retreats are now open for registration. Just click on the retreat titles below and you will be directed automatically to that retreat registration page. Letting It Be: Resting in Radical Simplicity  ~ an open retreat in Crestone, Colorado, August 8 – 14, 2014. Dzogchen Practice Intensive ~ following the “Letting it …

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Rinpoche in Israel!

Open Heart, Open Mind: A Dzogchen Approach Haifa, Israel (11/8-13/2013) Rinpoche’s visit to Israel was greatly meaningful to his students here. His two public talks in the Tel Aviv and Haifa Cinematheques were well attended. The six-day meditation retreat was at full capacity with over 100 participants. Many people came from abroad especially for the teaching from …

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