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Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Picnic Days

October 2013 by Fionnuala Shenpen (Director/Tsoknyi Gechak School) “To mark the end of the traditional rain retreats, Tsoknyi Rinpoche joined us at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling for two picnic days. Rinpoche’s maternal grandfather, Lama Tashi Dorje, his mother Mayum la, wife Chime la and two daughters, Kunchok la, on a short trip home from her studies …

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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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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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Rinpoche at Insight Meditation Community in April 2012

Insight Meditation Community (Washington, D.C.) with Tara Brach hosted Rinpoche for a book talk back in April near the beginning of the tour.  If you’ve been keeping up with these video posts, you will recognize some similar themes, but we never tire of hearing his teachings and stories. Enjoy watching this wonderful video by clicking …

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Rinpoche Speaks with David Rome at Garrison Institute 2009

David Rome, Senior Fellow at Garrison Institute, interviewed Tsoknyi Rinpoche in 2009, in this 20-minute video presentation. Rinpoche speaks to the difference between teaching in Asia and the West, why his teaching begins with emhasis on meditation using the body, opening the heart, and attending to emotional well-being. Please click here to watch:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBvKnSW2Nrw

Free Podcasts of Rinpoche’s Talk at Upaya Zen Center 6/29/12

The Upaya Zen Center was kind enough to record and podcast Rinpoche’s Friday evening talk (June 29, 2012) about the basic spark of essence love. Here are the direct links  to this talk in two parts: Episode #649: http://www.upaya.org/dharma/tsoknyi-rinpoche-06-29-2012-using-difficult-emotions-to-wake-up-part-1-of-2/ Episode #650: http://www.upaya.org/dharma/tsoknyi-rinpoche-06-29-2012-using-difficult-emotions-to-wake-up-part-2-of-2/

Unity Church/Boulder, CO: 6/27/12

(All photos by www.MarvinRossPhotography.com) Approximately 300 people turned out for Rinpoche’s book talk on a very warm evening with the smell of smoke from multiple wildfires. Rinpoche emphasized the importance of clearly distinguishing our ego, feeling and cognitive functions as a practice to heal our subtle bodies to recover essence love, our basic birthright as …

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