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Generosity: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life, Part Two

Sep 12, 2019

Generosity practice is the first of the six transcendental perfections, or pāramitās. We practice generosity when we have the intention, and then the confidence to follow through, to give people what they...

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Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life, Part One

Sep 10, 2019

Practicing the Pāramitās represents a major element of the Mahayana Buddhist path.  These six "transcendental perfections" (Tib. parol tu chinpa druk)  enable practitioners to accumulate both merit and wisdom.  In the first of a series of short video teachings, Tulku...

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Jikmé Tenpé Nyima’s Pure Vision of Zangdok Palri

Sep 8, 2019

On this Guru Rinpoché day, I would like to share with you the description of Zangdok Palri made by Jikmé Tenpé Nyima (1865-1926), the third Dodrupchen Rinpoché. Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima was born in the Golok province of Tibet as...

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Contemplate Impermanence: How Do We Follow That Instruction?

Aug 27, 2019

We know that we ourselves will eventually die. We know, and yet...are we really taking these teachings to heart as the Buddha and the teachers encourage us to do? Do we truly believe that this could be our last Dharma...

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Essence of Bodhicitta

Aug 20, 2019

Essence of Bodhicitta: How Do We Understand and Practice? Understanding the essence of bodhicitta is fundamental for our practice.  Here, in a brief audio teaching from Japan, Phakchok Rinpoche addresses this question...

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Düdjom Lingpa’s Visionary Journey to Zangdok Palri

Aug 10, 2019

Today, I would like to share with you the story of Düdjom Lingpa’s (1835-1909) visionary journey to Zangdok Palri. Düdjom Lingpa was one of the great tertöns of the nineteenth...

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Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé’s Visionary Journey to Zangdok Palri

Jul 11, 2019

Today I would like to share with you the story of Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé’s (1800-66) visionary journey to Zangdok Palri. Do Khyentsé was a visionary master of the Nyingma lineage, and the reincarnation of Rikdzin Jigmé Lingpa, the founder...

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Tonglen Practice: Developing Bodhicitta

Jun 25, 2019

"Mindfulness is a mirror of our mind and motivation is a mirror of our dharma practice". Here we can understand motivation to mean tonglen--the development of bodhicitta. By practicing tonglen, we increase our loving kindness, our compassion and ultimately our...

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Training in Kindness

Jun 14, 2019

These days, in a busy and sometimes angry world, we often don’t observe a lot of kindness in our interactions. When we feel this way it can be very helpful to review...

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Pema Lingpa’s Visionary Journey to the Copper-Colored Mountain

Jun 12, 2019

This month, I would like to share with you a brief account of Pema Lingpa’s (1450-1521) visionary journey to Zangdok Palri. Pema Lingpa was an important Bhutanese treasure revealer within the Nyingma tradition and the reincarnation of Künkhyen Longchen Rabjam...

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