bodhicitta

The Illuminating Sun of Wisdom

Jun 26, 2015

As Buddhist practitioners, essentially the two qualities we are striving to develop are wisdom and compassion; wisdom and compassion that are as vast and unmovable as the sky, as stable as a mountain, and as bright as the...

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Remember How Lucky You Are

Mar 29, 2015

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to you all! At the moment I am in Chile and this morning recorded a short video for this month’s email in which I mention three simple...

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Quotes from the King of Samādhi Sutra

Jan 29, 2015

I hope you are all well wherever you may be. On this precious Guru Rinpoche Day, the first in 2015, I would like to share with you all some quotations from The King of Samadhi Sutra, a very profound teaching...

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The Three Excellences

Dec 31, 2014

As we all know, dharma practice is very important, and in particular, to practice the dharma on a daily basis. Concerning practice, there is a teaching known as 'the three excellences'. This is a most precious teaching and something we...

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Becoming Fearless

Nov 2, 2014

We all know a bit about dharma. However, most of the time we do not have the teachings and the pith instructions in mind. So, most importantly, keep constantly reminding yourself about the dharma. This is a very important...

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What Does Enlightenment Mean?

Oct 3, 2014

For this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a clip from my recent teaching at the Drepung Loseling Temple in Atlanta, Georgia. The first main topic of the clip covers the meaning of the word "enlightenment" because this...

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Four Points & Dusum Sangye Supplication

Sep 4, 2014

There are four points I would like to remind you of on this Guru Rinpoche Day. 1. Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. This is so important, and I have talked about this many times already. The motivation of bodhicitta is...

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life

Apr 9, 2014

What I'd like to mention in today's message are a few points that apply both to the mundane world and the spiritual...

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Aspiration

Sep 14, 2013

Thinking today of myself, having been wandering around from country to country for the last two months, and inspired by a teaching by Patrul Rinpoche that I am reading I would like to share with you one of the most...

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Five Levels of Motivation

Jan 3, 2012

Today being the first Guru Rinpoche Day message of the year 2012, I would like to share with you a teaching given by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche many moons ago in Bhutan, perhaps the most memorable time of my...

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