Series: General Practice Advice

Saga Dawa

Jun 1, 2020

Today’s Guru Rinpoche day is very special, because it falls within the month of Saga Dawa. In the Tibetan tradition, Saga Dawa is the month during which the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and passed into nirvana. For this special...

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Being Able to See Your Faults Without Losing Your Dignity and Being Patient Without Any Regrets

May 2, 2020

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you some advice about two more qualities that are important both for worldly life and Dharma practice. The first of these qualities is being able to see one’s own...

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The Importance of Being Reliable and Kind-Hearted

Apr 3, 2020

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell you about the importance of being honest (gyü drangpo), reliable (gyü tenpo), and kind-hearted (sempa zangpo). Being honest, reliable, and kind-hearted is essential to Dharma practice, but it is also...

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A Big Heart and a Strong Mind

Mar 4, 2020

My aspiration for you in this start of a new year is that you grasp the key points of practice—in particular, keeping a big heart and a strong mind which in Tibetan is called “khokpa chenpo”. First of all, to...

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Remember to Rejoice

Sep 11, 2016

Dear friends near and far Hello, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I just want to remind you all that this year is specifically Guru Rinpoche’s year, and the day of the 10th of...

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The Great Accomplishment of Guru Padmasambhava

Aug 13, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! Right now I am in Bhumthang, Bhutan at the great Gyalwa Longchenpa’s seat in Tharpaling. Today, we are just...

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Three Things

Jun 14, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you. I am going to take this opportunity to remind all of my Dharma brothers and sisters who are on...

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The Value of Life

Apr 15, 2016

Dear friends near and far I am wishing you all a Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I would like to say a few messages to all of you. It is very important to...

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