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The Buddha offered a progression of teachings appropriate to people's different spiritual needs. The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche outlined the three turnings of the wheel of dharma.
Over the decades that Pico Iyer has known His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he has pondered the essence of the man and his importance to the world. He concludes that only the Dalai Lama brings true spiritual peace to the summit of world affairs.
She is demanding of her students and uncompromising about the dharma, and she is a rarity—a prominent Tibetan teacher who is a woman. Trish Deitch Rohrer experiences the provocative and challenging Khandro Rinpoche.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaches that in the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness.
People often ask Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: “What is Buddhism in a nutshell?” Or they ask, “What is the particular view or philosophy of Buddhism?” Unfortunately, in the West Buddhism seems to have landed in the religious department, even in the self-help or self-improvement department, and clearly it’s in the trendy meditation department. I would like to challenge the popular definition of Buddhist meditation.
The ability to dissolve thoughts is essential to attaining liberation, says renowned Dzogchen teacher Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Devotion and Pure Perception are two principles that lie at the root of Vajrayana practice that lead beyond confusion to thought-free wakefulness.
The bodhisattva—the renowned ideal of Mahayana Buddhism—is not a god or deity but a way of being we can all aspire to. As Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains, those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothing back for themselves.
Pema Chödrön addresses one of the most important of all spiritual questions: How do we free ourselves from the powerful energy of emotional afflictions?
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