Five Dear Friends

Aug 6, 2014

Firstly on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a short video in which I talk about the five dear friends that everybody should have. You can watch the video above. Next, I would like to talk about...

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Six Vajra Verses and Three Points of Practice

Jul 7, 2014

First of all, on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you this short video in which I give some advice on how to solve our problems in daily life. I also explain the meaning...

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

May 9, 2014

Firstly, on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a personal video message. Secondly, I would also like to share some points on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa, also known as The Four Dharmas of...

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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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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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Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Aug 8, 2011

My teachings today will be the heartfelt teachings from my loving Guru, secret Yogi, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. He said, remembering our motivation is most important, and that the five fingers of the hand can be used to represent our...

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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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Three Chakras (Wheels)

Jun 21, 2010

It is evening here in Boudhanath, Kathmandu and I’m sitting on my bed, drinking tea, and watching the World Cup: the first half of Chile versus Switzerland. Deliciously lost in time and deeply embedded in the samsaric way of life!...

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The Qualities of Diligence

Dec 7, 2008

Coming back to Śāntideva's Way of the Bodhisattva, it is through diligence that one develops and intensifies bodhichitta. But what is diligence? Why is it so important for one’s practice? Diligence in simple ‘English dictionary’ terms means careful and persistent...

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