The Four Things

If you have not gained control of the relative vital essence,
I know it will be hard to realize the nature of the four joys as
your own state.

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Khandro Thrinlay Chodon

Her story reads like a fairytale. Via her mother’s ancestry, she has royal blood flowing from the line of Songsten Gampo’s minister Lonpo Ghar. Her great-grandfather, Togden Shakya Shri (1853 – 1919), was effectively a “self-made” guru, his mastery so legendary that he rose from a simple nomadic background to become one of Tibet’s most celebrated figures of Dzogchen and Mahamudra.

Teachings of Khandro

Khandro-la generously offers public talks, workshops and teachings to a range of people, including children, youth, leaders, women and anyone interested to tap into their inner depth and engage in a meaningful life. Often people from different religious faiths, and different lineages of Buddhism enjoy her joyful and inspiring sharing. She speaks beyond culture and religious boundaries, sharing personal experiences with passion and integrity that come directly from the heart. She loves to chant and has a most beautiful voice.

The previous reincarnation

The previous reincarnation of Shakya Shri Togden Drubwang Shakya Shri lived an extraordinary life, and the recounting of it not only has great meaning, but brings significant benefits as well. Reading his life story will inspire faith in those who have not had the fortune to meet him directly, and will increase the devotion of…

My biography

My parents were the kindest folks you could ever meet and devout German Lutherans who struggled all of their years just “to make ends meet.” I was born in Manhattan and lived there for the first ten years of my life. I remember that I loved to play stickball and curbball. Due to changes in my father’s employment, we moved to New Jersey, Ohio, and then, in 1969, to Germany. It was in 1970 that, as an American kid living in Germany, I had an encounter with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which first sparked my interest in meditation.

Dilgo Khyentse

Dilgo Khyentse Tashi Peljor (b.1910 – d.1991 དིལ་མགོ་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་དཔལ་འབྱོར། dil mgo mkhyen brtse bkra shis dpal ‘byor) was born in the Denma (ldan ma) region of Kham to the Dilgo (dil mgo) family which claimed to be descended from the royal lineage of the ninth-century king Tri Songdetsen.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche completed his formal studies and returned from India to Nepal in 1990. He established his seat in Kathmandu at Ngesdon Osel Ling Monastery which he planned and built in consultation with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Rabjam Rinpoche

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, born in 1967, is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Since his grandfather’s passing in 1991, Rabjam Rinpoche has taken the responsibility of transmitting Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings, and is bringing his vision for the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist teaching and culture to fruition.

The Four Dharma Traditions

Nyingma followers of Secret Mantra emphasize the actual tantra.[1]
They pursue the highest view and delight in conduct that is stable.
Many reach the vidyādhara levels and attain accomplishment,
And many are mantrins, whose power is greater than others.

Four Schools

Through the enlightened activity of the victorious buddhas,
And the skilful means of their bodhisattva heirs,
May the four schools of buddhist teachings, old and new,
Successfully transmit their perfect methods of awakening!

Jigme Tenpe Nyima

Advice to the Dodrup Incarnation – Jigme Tenpe Nyima by Mipham Rinpoche With your sword you cut through the four māras hearts, And your youthfulness is that of the freshest flower, The thought of you brings bliss, O deity of wisdom speech, Be a protector now to this one who has good fortune! Without knowing one’s…

Advice

Kyeho! All activities within saṃsāra are pointless and hollow—
Unreliable and fleeting, like lightning’s streaking dance,
And there is no certainty as to when death will strike.
Still, since death is certain, limit idle plans and speculations,
Allow the teacher’s instructions to hit home and strike a chord

Tara

Tara Dedication Prayer from the terma of Ratna Lingpa

༈ ཨོཾ༔ འགྲུབ་པར་གྱུར་ཅིག་རྗེ་བཙུན་ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཅན༔

Drodul Pawo Dorje

Adzom Drukpa Drondul Pawo Dorje (b.1842 – d.1924 ཨ་འཛོམ་འབྲུག་པ ༠༡ འགྲོ་འདུལ་དཔའ་བོ་རྡོ་རྗེ། a ‘dzom ‘brug pa ‘gro ‘dul dpa’ bo rdo rje) was born in 1842 in Tashi Dungkargang (bkra shis dung dkar sgang) in the Tromtar / Tromkok (khrom tar / khrom khog) region of Kham.