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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Drops of Nectar: Khenpo Kunpal’s Commentary on the Bodhicharyavatara

In Chapter One on page 83 of Shantideva’s Bodhisattva-charyavatara below, you will find a 13-page introduction written by Tsoknyi Rinpoche entitled, The Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra: A Perfect Preparation for Vajrayāna Practice.  Here is the link:  http://www.kunpal.com/   We are happy to be able to share this with you, through the generosity of Andreas Kretschmar:  Shantideva’s Bodhisattva-charyavatara, Entering … READ MORE

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Tsoknyi Rinpoche Encourages You to “Look, See, Be”

“Everything we do, no matter how seemingly simple or straightforward, entails some sort of conceptual underpinning – some grounding in a belief or system of beliefs,” says Tsoknyi Rinpoche in his latest essay for The Huffington Post. “Even doing something as simple as washing our face implies certain notions about what a face is. It … READ MORE

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Tsoknyi Rinpoche Talks about “A Different Discipline” on Huffpo

“As I’ve written before, aspiration bodhicitta – the motivation to free all beings from ignorance, pain, and suffering – is the juice that really transforms our meditation practice from a kind of mental aerobics exercise into the profound experience of the kind that changes not only our own lives but the lives of everyone around … READ MORE

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Tsoknyi Rinpoche on the Lesson of a Leaf

“As we work with the various meditation practices,” writes Tsoknyi Rinpoche for The Huffington Post, “a genuine transformation begins to occur. Our attachment to a self as a solid entity begins to soften and melt, and we begin to reconnect with the openness and warmth of our essential nature. Unfortunately, many of us get caught … READ MORE

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Accumulation of Merit: Preparing the Heart for Bodhicitta

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers based on his retreat teachings. The Teachings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. It is said that the path of enlightenment needs the accumulation of merit and wisdom to be complete, … READ MORE

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The Grand Samsaric Master and the Matter of Discipline

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers based on his retreat teachings. The Teachings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. For old practitioners, what is more difficult to work with: emotion, restlessness or discipline? Discipline is the old … READ MORE

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What Does it Take To Really Open the Heart to Love?

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers based on his retreat teachings. The Teachings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. What Does It Take To Really Open The Heart To Love? What is conventional love? What is essential … READ MORE

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A Very Human Condition (Part 2 of 2)

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers based on his retreat teachings. The Teachings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. A Very Human Condition (Part 2 of 2): Techniques for Working with Lung In Part One we spoke … READ MORE

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A Very Human Condition (Part 1 of 2)

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers based on his retreat teachings. The Teachings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. A Very Human Condition (Part 1 of 2): Subtle Body Difficulties in a Fast-Paced Life Do you feel … READ MORE

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