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Stupa Consecration: Louisville, KY – 10/31/2018

Tsoknyi Rinpoche helped to consecrate a new Stupa on the grounds of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, October 31, 2018. Rinpoche said that this was an auspicious date because it marks the conception of the … READ MORE

From Crestone, August 2018

“Having severed the basic root of mind, may we see the natural face of the view.  By knowing the uncontrived ways of resting, may we be steady in the naturalness of meditation.  Through taking whatever … READ MORE

Awakening Mind Essence in This Life and the Bardo – Nova Scotia 11/2-8/18

In our daily lives, every moment offers us the possibility to realize the essence of our mind nature.  In this retreat, Tsoknyi Rinpoche teaches how to skillfully practice the teachings of Dzogchen to prepare for … READ MORE

Water Blessings

From a beautiful film by DeAnne Elliott, Rinpoche gives water blessings at Cottonwood Creek, Crestone, Colorado, in 2011. May gentle rain come forward ending this season of drought. Thanks to Doug Beechwood for filming this … READ MORE

On Fundamental Happiness

This is a meditation and talk given in the Fall of 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Salida, CO. Mark Elliott of Crestone Films has been kind enough to provide us with this wonderful … READ MORE

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 … READ MORE

Life of Milarepa: Tibet’s Supreme Yogi

Adapted for stage by the 17th Karmapa, this live performance depicts the Life of Milarepa. Tsoknyi Rinpoche will not be in attendance, but wanted you to know about it, especially those in the New York area. … READ MORE

Essence Love: how to talk to monsters

Tsoknyi Rinpoche is sharing this video with you containing great advice on how to deal with your monsters. Thank you to Pundarika Taiwan for providing the link.  Enjoy!

Real Love/Essence Love: A Conversation

Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Sharon Salzberg will be discussing this topic at the Festival of Faiths in Lousville, Kentucky, on April 27th at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) We hope to be able to livestream this event or … READ MORE

Losar 2018 Video from Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche shares his Losar 2018 greetings!