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Nepal Earthquake

Apr 28, 2015

As you all know, on Saturday Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake that took the lives of thousands of people and has left many tens of thousands of others destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear. Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns,...

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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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Keeping up the Practice

Dec 1, 2014

On this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to first share with all of you that I think it is very important to have a balance of dharma practice. We must consider our lack of practice, our lack of understanding,...

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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 Qualities of Compassion

Jun 8, 2014

These days we often mistake what it’s meant to be a dharma practitioner. The heart of the buddhadharma is to tame one’s own mind, so a dharma practitioner is someone who is able to do this, who can see their...

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Sunshine

Mar 11, 2014

In our lives, we need the spiritual path, meaning we need to practice. So please, be happy in whatever it is that you're doing; don't always look at others and get caught up in...

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Three Short Points

Jan 10, 2014

On this Guru Rinpoche Day I would like to share three short...

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Four Simple and Practical Points

Nov 12, 2013

With warm greetings to you all this wonderful Guru Rinpoche Day of the ninth Tibetan month, today I would like to share four simple and practical...

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Motivation, Mindfulness, and Discipline

Oct 14, 2013

It is really important that we practice the buddhadharma, and to do this we need a certain motivation: our motivation should be to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings. But for many of us, the strength of...

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The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising

Apr 20, 2013

By gaining an understanding of the twelve links of dependent arising, automatically you will become very skilled in practicing the dharma because you now see and know that samsara and your suffering are in fact created by your own ignorance,...

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