Mind nature

Four Qualities of Mind: Mind Nature

Nov 25, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche explains the purpose of our meditation practice. Here he stresses that we can familiarize ourselves through direct experience with the four qualities of our true mind...

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Mind Is the Key: Dharma Versus Non-Dharma

Oct 21, 2015

When we turn our minds inward and investigate the core nature of our mind, what do we find? In this final audio clip, Rinpoche reminds us that this very mind nature is enlightenment. Mind nature remains full of all qualities...

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Kalpas of Merit in One Moment

Sep 16, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche assures us that enlightenment is possible. Actually, there is a thin line dividing buddhas and sentient beings. So, the difference between buddha and sentient beings is that a buddha sees the true nature of the mind and understands...

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Nature of the Mind

Jul 29, 2012

Since I didn’t get much time to think about what to write for today’s post, I thought of sending you this picture of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, considered to be the living representative of Padmasambhava, he was a great revealer of...

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Genuine Devotion

Mar 15, 2011

The most important auspicious circumstance for practitioners to realize the correct view of emptiness is generating complete non-judgmental and genuine devotion to all the enlightened ones, and by cultivating unbounded and unfabricated compassion for all sentient...

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Motivation, Meditation, and Mind

Sep 17, 2010

Practicing the dharma is very important, but at the same time, you need to know how to practice the dharma properly. Just by doing some kind of practice or meditation or reciting a sadhana like a daily chore is not...

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Heart Advice from Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

May 23, 2010

Dear friends near and far First off, my deepest apologies for my very long silence. I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. At the moment, I’m traveling between cities and today...

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.