Series: Devotion and Pure Perception

Unlocking the Door of Blessings of the Great Perfection

Devotion and pure perception are the two keys needed to unlock the door of blessings of the Great Perfection. The more we develop them, the closer we get to the true nature of things, and to the fruit of our practice. The Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa excelled in these two qualities.

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.

Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga

Since today is such a special and auspicious day, I thought to say little about “Lamey Naljor” or Guru Yoga, which is the practice of merging your mind with the wisdom mind of the guru.

Guru Rinpoche’s Body, Speech, and Mind Blessings

About two weeks ago we were on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Lotus Born in Nepal and Sikkim. It was a memorable trip still so vivid and in memory of it, I would like to share Padmasambhava’s last instructions to his students before leaving for the Chamara Island.

Genuine Devotion

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 beings.

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.