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The “Conmanship” of Akong Tulku – Chogyam Trungpa, 1977

December 15, 2011

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The following text is an excerpt from the epilogue of the third edition of Chogyam Trungpa’s autobiography “Born in Tibet“, published in 1977. In 1967 Trungpa, together with Akong Tulku, had founded Samye Ling in Dumfriesshire, Scotland – the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West. This text was not included in earlier prints or […]

Ricard on Trulshik Rinpoche: “a perfect example of a non-sectarian teacher”

September 21, 2011

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This series of photos from the blog of Matthieu Ricard shows the late Trulshik Rinpoche wearing the ceremonial hats of each of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From left to right: Gelugpa, Sakya, Kagyu and Nyingma: Ricard states: “Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche was chiefly a master of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism but, […]

Trulshik Rinpoche passes away

September 5, 2011

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Trulshik Rinpoche, one of the last giants of Tibetan Buddhism and head of Nyingma school, left his body on Friday 2 September 2011 at the age of 82. Born in Lho Talung, Tibet in 1923, Trulshik Rinpoche sought refuge in the Nepal following China’s invasion of Tibet in 1959, and later established Thupten Choling monastery, […]

The Vajra Wheel Project

May 11, 2011

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H.H. the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa has launched the Vajra Wheel Project. “We can often say that our own sufferings and all the catastrophes, unwanted situations, disasters, wars, failures and sicknesses that are happening in our world these days are a combination of different results of a lack of merit and wisdom. Therefore the practice of […]

A True Account of an Accomplished Practitioner of the Vajra Guru Mantra in Recent Times

April 1, 2011

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A True Account of An Accomplished Practitioner of the Vajra Guru Mantra in Recent Times Orated by Jamyang Dorje Rinpoche of the Taipei Padmakara Buddhist Society Recorded by Pema Tsering on 22 Aug 2007 with due respect Translated from Chinese into English and editted by Jigme Sherab with due respect Homage to Padmasambhava and Pema […]

Buddhist Master, Harvard Ph.D., Now Temple Builder Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Oversees Construction of a New Eco Monastery at Buddha’s Birthplace

March 16, 2011

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Buddhist Master, Harvard Ph.D., Now Temple Builder Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Oversees Construction of a New Eco Monastery at Buddha’s Birthplace LUMBINI, Nepal, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — He made Buddhist history when he was graduated from Harvard University in 2004. Now Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche (Ph.D., Indo-Tibetan Buddhism) is about to make another kind of history […]

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche explaining Lhatsun Namkai Jigme at Tashiding, Sikkim

March 8, 2011

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During a break in Tashiding, Rinpoche called his students and friends outside to give a brief explanation about Lhatsun Namkha Jigme (1597-1654), the Tibetan visionary-saint and the author of the Riwo Sangcho smoke offering practice that many of us do. Lhatsun Chenpo Namkha Jigme was an incarnation of both the great pandit and Dzogchen master […]