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The Four Thoughts That Change the Mind

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers be written, based on his retreat teachings be published on the web site.  The Offerings section on the web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. Scroll to the bottom of this essay to view an accompanying … READ MORE

Taking Emotion as the Path (Revised)

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers be written, based on his retreat teachings. The Offerings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. The Vajrayana says we’re to take emotions as the path. This view is about not rejecting … READ MORE

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 … READ MORE

Conference on Mongolian Buddhism

Tsoknyi Rinpoche was a guest speaker at the first International Conference on Mongolian Buddhism, which took place in September 2010 at Gandan Monastery, the center of Mongolian Buddhism in Ulaan Baatar. The conference discussed in depth Mongolia’s role in the spread of Buddhism and was broadcast on radio to Ulaan Baatar. Many Rinpoches and dignitaries … READ MORE

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 … READ MORE

The Four Egos (Part 1 of 2)

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers be written, based on his retreat teachings. The Offerings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. The Four Egos (Part 1 of 2): The “Realification” of a Self Soon after being born … READ MORE

The Four Egos (Part 2 of 2)

To enhance your Dharma practice, Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested that a series of short papers be written, based on his retreat teachings. The Offerings section on the main web site also contains a library of previously published materials and chants. The Four Egos (Part 2 of 2): Who Practices the Dharma? Dharma teachings emphasize egolessness, yet … READ MORE