Pure Perception

Jikmé Tenpé Nyima’s Pure Vision of Zangdok Palri

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 one of the eight famous sons of Düdjom Lingpa. An outstanding scholar and Dzokchen practitioner, he was the teacher of many great masters, such as Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö.

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

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 (Longchenpa).

Purposeful Teachings

Every one of the Buddha’s teachings has a purpose–each one suits the needs of a particular person. When we examine a teaching, we should ask if it is relevant, or meaningful.

The Importance of Pure Perception

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to you all and I hope this message finds you all happy and healthy. This particular Guru Rinpoche Day is a special one​ as​ it falls on the 2nd Ngakso Drupchen held annually. The ​first ​​​is ​held in our nunnery Nagi Gonpa and the ​second at our main mother monastery Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling.

Mending and Purification

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faith and the mind

Developing Pure Perception: How to Begin?

Pure Perception: Fake It Until You Make It! In February 2016, Phakchok Rinpoche answered a student question about pure perception. If we have not yet

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Pure Perception and Discrimination

In this video clip, Rinpoche answers a practical question about pure perception. Does pure perception mean that we have no discrimination? Does it mean that we do not speak out?

Four Qualities of Mind: Mind Nature

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 nature.

The Difference Between Mind and Wisdom

Today I thought I’d answer a question that I get asked quite frequently by students: the difference between the mind section and the wisdom section.