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Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

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Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

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Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon

Zoom Meeting

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

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Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Virtual Event

Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon

Zoom Meeting

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Virtual Event

Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon

Zoom Meeting

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

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.