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2016

2016 Online Teaching Series by Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche




FALL

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A Christmas Song
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche sends this little song to all of you:
A Christmas Song

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On This Precious Tiny Instant
In this teaching, Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche says: "Your human life is short. Even a long one is short. We don’t know how many tiny seconds we have, how many instants we will still be a human being. Don’t waste that one, okay?"
On This Precious Tiny Instant

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On Making a Big Deal
Speaking directly to us in English, Rinpoche gave this timely teaching on people making a big deal.
On Making a Big Deal

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At the Vajrakilaya Retreat—Teaching and Sangha Roast
Rinpoche gave this playful teaching on the 9th day of the recent Vajrakilaya retreat at Tashi Choling while reminding us of our special opportunities to practice.
At the Vajrakilaya Retreat--Teaching and Sangha Roast

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In One Particle
Rinpoche gave this teaching earlier this week after the first few days of the Vajrakilaya retreat at Tashi Choling.
In One Particle

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 On Vajrakilaya Retreat Preparations
Rinpoche shares his thoughts about the Vajrakilaya Retreat preparations that have been going on at Tashi Choling daily since October 29th.
On Vajrakilaya Retreat Preparations

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On Yangthang Rinpoche’s Parinirvana
Gyatrul Rinpoche provides words of advice on what we should do on this occasion of Venerable Yangthang Rinpoche's parinirvana.
On Yangthang Rinpoche's Parinirvana

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On Television and NANG DRAG RIG SUM, Part 3
Part 3 of Rinpoche's teaching on the nature of enlightened body, speech, and mind.
On Television and NANG DRAG RIG SUM, Part 3

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On Television and NANG DRAG RIG SUM, Part 2
Continuation of Rinpoche's teaching on the nature of enlightened body, speech, and mind.
On Television and NANG DRAG RIG SUM, Part 2

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On Television and NANG DRAG RIG SUM, Part 1
Rinpoche recently gave teaching on the idea that all appearances, sounds, and thoughts are by nature enlightened body, speech, and mind.
On Television and NANG DRAG RIG SUM, Part 1


SUMMER

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To the Sangha, On Respect and Decency
Rinpoche gave the following teaching recently on the Sangha:
To the Sangha, On Respect and Decency

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On the Geku
Rinpoche gave the following teaching recently on the role of the Geku at Buddhist monasteries and dharma centers.
On the Geku

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Why are you SHOCKED to be Suffering in Samsara?
Rinpoche asks us to think about this question: Why are you SHOCKED to be Suffering in Samsara?
Why are you SHOCKED to be Suffering in Samsara?


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On the Meaning of Chimed Sok Tig
Rinpoche gave the following teaching about the meaning of Chimed Sok Tig for the recent practice intensive at Tashi Choling:
On the Meaning of Chimed Sok Tig

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On the Blessings of Chimed Sok Tig Practice
Rinpoche gave the following teaching about the blessings of doing Chimed Sok Tig practice:
On the Blessings of Chimed Sok Tig Practice


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On the Chance to Practice Chimed Sok Tig
Rinpoche recently gave the following teaching about doing Chimed Sok Tig practice at Tashi Choling:
On the Chance to Practice Chimed Sok Tig

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On Buddha Shakyamuni
Rinpoche recently gave the following teaching on Buddha Shakyamuni:
On Buddha Shakyamuni


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On Inseparability with Enlightened Body, Speech, and Mind
Rinpoche recently gave the following teaching:

On Inseparability with Enlightened Body, Speech, and Mind


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On Prayer
Rinpoche recently had this to say about the importance of prayer:

On Prayer


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On the Benefits of Life-Saving Practice, Part 2
Rinpoche recently gave this teaching on the Benefits of Life-Saving Practice:
On the Benefits of Life-Saving Practice, Part 2


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On the Benefits of Life-Saving Practice, Part 1
Rinpoche recently gave this teaching on
the Benefits of Life-Saving Practice:
On the Benefits of Life-Saving Practice, Part 1




SPRING

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Our American Dharma Centers
Rinpoche recently gave this teaching on 0ur American Dharma Centers:
Our American Dharma Centers


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On Teaching and Learning
Rinpoche recently gave this teaching on the importance of teaching and learning:
On Teaching and Learning


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A Thank-You from Rinpoche
Rinpoche sent the following "Thank You" to all after the conclusion of Tashi Choling's annual Saga Dawa retreats
A Thank-You from Rinpoche


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Message from Rinpoche: First Day of Vajrasattva Retreat
Rinpoche sent the following message on the First Day of the Vajrasattva Retreat at Tashi Choling
Message from Rinpoche: First Day of Vajrasattva Retreat


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On the 2016 Vajrasattva Retreat at Tashi Choling
Rinpoche gives advice for those attending the upcoming Vajrasattva Retreat at Tashi Choling
On the 2016 Vajrasattva Retreat at Tashi Choling


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On Appreciating the Qualities of Our Lamas and Centers, Part 3
Part 3 of excerpts from teachings Rinpoche gave during a brief visit with a group of students in Half Moon Bay, California   
On Appreciating the Qualities of Our Lamas and Centers, Part 3


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On Appreciating the Qualities of Our Lamas and O.D.D., Part 2
Part 2 of excerpts from teachings Rinpoche gave during a brief visit with a group of students in Half Moon Bay, California   
On Appreciating the Qualities of Our Lamas and O.D.D., Part 2


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On Appreciating the Qualities of Our Lamas and O.D.D., Part 1
Part 1 of excerpts from teachings given during a brief visit with a group of students in Half Moon Bay, California   
On Appreciating the Qualities of Our Lamas and O.D.D., Part 1


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Phenomena Are Like Children’s Games
A new teaching by Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche
Phenomena Are Like Children’s Games


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Message to the Orgyen Dorje Den Sangha
Rinpoche sent this message for the O.D.D. Sangha:
Message to O.D.D. Sangha




WINTER

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On Lama Sonam’s Teachings at O.D.D. on Ritual
Rinpoche thanks Lama Sonam for coming to O.D.D. -- and thanks everyone for supporting his teachings
and for taking the opportunity to attend and learn.
On Lama Sonam's Teachings at O.D.D.


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On Ego
Rinpoche gives us some heartfelt advice:
On Ego


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“Not Only Me!”—On Facing Death Now
Rinpoche continues on the theme of using the inevitability of one's own death as a powerful tool in practice:
“Not Only Me!”—On Facing Death Now


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Who's Gonna Die First?
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche asks us to contemplate this thought:
Who's Gonna Die First?


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Chotrul Duchen Message from Rinpoche
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche sends the following message on Chotrul Duchen:
Thank You and Encouragement


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Losar Message from Rinpoche
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche sends the following Losar message:
Losar Tashi Delek


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On Focusing During Practice
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche gives the following advice about our practice:
On Focusing During Practice


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About Sangye Gön
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche tells a story about one of his teachers, Sangye Gön:
Sangye Gön


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On Connection and Trust
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche's recent teaching about developing a connection with, and trust in, our objects of refuge:
On Connection and Trust


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On His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche's Parinirvana and the Importance of Life Release Practice
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche recently provided advice to all of his students concerning His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche's passing into parinirvana and the importance of remembering the guru and doing life release practices:
On the Parinirvana of His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche


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On the Food Offering Prayer
Rinpoche's teaching about the food offering prayer:
On the Food Offering Prayer


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New Year's Teaching on Honesty
Rinpoche's teaching on honesty -- for the new year:
On Honesty—A Teaching For The New Year




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