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FALL 2019 TEACHINGS

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Which One Can You Change? On Politics and Practice
In this teaching, Rinpoche says: "Your government is giant. How many people are in it, top to bottom? Are you going to change them? Can you change even one person, let alone all those hundreds or thousands? Actually, which one can you change? Yourself. Therefore, just practice."
Which One Can You Change? On Politics and Practice

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On Being Satisfied
We are never satisfied. Therefore, we never know good from bad. What do we know? Only "More! More! More! More! More!" We are professional at "More!" That's our problem, the real one!
On Being Satisfied

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On Vajrasattva's Pure Land
In this teaching, Rinpoche says, "Hey! Do you know where you're standing? This is our pure land, our Vajrasattva pure land. Nothing's missing here....":
On Vajrasattva's Pure Land

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At the Conclusion of the 2019 Vajrakilaya Retreat
Rinpoche sent the following message to retreatants on the last day of Tashi Choling's 2019 Vajrakilaya Retreat:
At the Conclusion of the 2019 Vajrakilaya Retreat

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On Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche: A Wonderful Teacher, Person, Scholar, and Joker!
On hearing that Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche was coming to Tashi Chöling to act as the vajra master during the 2019 Vajrakilaya retreat, Rinpoche gave the following praise of his qualities:
On Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche: A Wonderful Teacher, Person, Scholar, and Joker!

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On the Power of Making Tormas and Other Offerings
There are so many teachings about the power of making offerings. All the lamas and buddhas have taught about making offerings, how powerful it is and so much benefit...
On the Power of Making Tormas and Other Offerings

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Praying For Our Dharma Family
On hearing that long-time student Les Collins was in the hospital, Rinpoche asked for a message be sent to all the sangha to pray for him and his family, "whether you know him or not!" Rinpoche also went on to comment on the tradition of praying for our dharma family in general:
Praying For Our Dharma Family

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The Basis for All Dharma: Faith and Compassion
What is a real Buddhist? Someone who has faith and compassion. Without those, it doesn't matter if you are a scholar, even the highest scholar. Without faith and compassion, how can you even call yourself a Buddhist?
The Basis for All Dharma: Faith and Compassion

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"My Heart Prayer"--That Beings Can Connect With the Dharma
I have always just tried to help the students make dharma connections. For that I worked so hard. ... Not only myself! Lots of people worked hard, for so many years. ... For what? ... So that beings can connect with the dharma.
"My Heart Prayer"--That Beings Can Connect With the Dharma

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