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Tibetan Students Outreach

Rinpoche met with Kalmyk and Tibetan students attending the Wisdom in Aging retreat at Garrison Institute through the Himalayan Heritage Scholarship Fund.  Since 2012, Rinpoche has been a part of this important program which provides opportunities for young Tibetan Buddhists to connect with Tibetan teachers in a retreat setting.  Through this program Rinpoche has connected …

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Dzogchen & Zen: Exploring the Direct Experience of Mind/Heart with Joan Halifax Roshi; Santa Fe, NM (8/23-25/2013)

The “Ordinary Mind” retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Joan Halifax Roshi was filled with warmth and laughter. Although Rinpoche provided the bulk of the teachings, Roshi Joan joined him several times, and their interactions brought humor and depth to the conversation about the value of practicing from the stance of ordinary mind. Comparing how Zen and Dzogchen share …

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Discovering the Essence of Mind: Steamboat Springs, CO 8/16-18/2013

Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jean Chang & Julie Green at the benefit for the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns The Steamboat Springs Buddhist Center and Tim Olmsted welcomed back Tsoknyi Rinpoche to teach after a seven-year hiatus. He began with a public talk on Essence Love Friday night at the Bud Werner Public Library where there was standing room …

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Dzogchen Practice Intensive Recap; 8/9-15/2013 Crestone, CO

Another luscious week of rain and hummingbirds graced Rinpoche’s teachings on The Precious Treasury of The Basic Space of Phenomena (Longchen Rabjam). Rinpoche continued to use humorous and creative animal metaphors to instruct retreatants in practice–the chicken and the egg; yak meditation (grounded & alert) vs. cow meditation (unconscious & spaced out) alternating with monkey …

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Happiness for No Reason: Crestone, CO 8/2-8/2013

Rinpoche taught Happiness for No Reason: Uncovering Essence Love and Rediscovering Mind Nature during the first Crestone, CO retreat August 2 – 8, 2013, to approximately 140 students at the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land.  He focused on working with the distorted subtle body in order to make it balanced and healthy, giving instructions on and physically demonstrating …

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Tergar 2013

Rinpoche taught Exploring the Nature of Mind to students at Tergar (St. John’s University) in Minnesota May 31 – June 6, 2013. Jonthan Gross, responsible for these photographs, had the following experience to share with us: “This is the second year I have attended an Exploring the Nature of Mind retreat taught by Tsoknyi Rinpoche. …

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U.K. Retreat Report: March 30-April 11, 2013

(Notes by Michelle Bernard)  Rinpoche’s annual U.K. retreat took place at Bruton School for Girls in the beautiful rural location of Bruton, Somerset, surrounded by hills and fields. Rinpoche led a truly inspiring retreat, focusing on the Dzogchen text on the view, Striking the Three Vital Points by Garab Dorje and written by Paltrul Rinpoche. …

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