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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tsoknyi Rinpoche in The Huffington Post on Virtue and Virtuosity

“Virtue, or virtuous living – as I understand it – comes very close to the Hippocratic oath that doctors take: First, do no harm,” writes Tsoknyi Rinpoche for The Huffington Post. “The earliest and most persistent descriptions of virtue in the Buddhist teachings involve avoiding activities that cause harm to others, including killing, theft, sexual …

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