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SPRING 2017 TEACHINGS

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Thanks and Advice at the Conclusion of Retreat
The following is taken from Rinpoche’s video call during the concluding ceremony of the Chimed Sok Tig longevity practice that followed this year’s Vajrasattva retreat at Tashi Choling:
Thanks and Advice at the Conclusion of Retreat

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On Rules and Discipline, Lineage, and Rinpoche's Hope for the Future
In this teaching, Rinpoche says: "It is my hope for the future that we can not only maintain the centers and the practices, but improve them. How do we do that? By keeping harmony and pure discipline. That means each person."
Each Person Watch Yourself: On Rules and Discipline, Lineage, and Rinpoche's Hope for the Future

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On Maintaining Our Precious Vajrasattva and Vajrakilaya Practices
Regarding the Vajrasattva Retreat currently underway at Tashi Choling, Rinpoche sends his thanks in this teaching and requests that we always maintain this practice, as well as our yearly Vajrakilaya Retreat. He says: "Whether you are new or old, if you are in the position of leaders, then you do need to pay attention to these things because they are the important things! Therefore, I say to maintain these practices."
On Maintaining Our Precious Vajrasattva and Vajrakilaya Practices

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The 2017 Vajrasattva Retreat: Chow Down Time
With only a few days left in this year's Vajrasattva retreat, Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche sent the following message encouraging everyone to come and "chow down" on the their opportunity to practice:
The 2017 Vajrasattva Retreat: Chow Down Time

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On Opportunities to Learn at the 2017 Vajrasattva Retreat
Rinpoche spied on the setup for the Vajrasattva retreat via a video call to Tashi Choling two days before the retreat started, and the following are some of the comments and advice he gave to those who were gathered at the temple, working on various aspects of preparation.
On Opportunities to Learn at the 2017 Vajrasattva Retreat

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On Group Practice and the Blessing of Sangha
In this teaching, Rinpoche says: "When you practice as a group, the practice is particularly strong. There is a special blessing or power in group practice."
On Group Practice and the Blessing of Sangha

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To Refresh Our Understanding: Part 3
Conclusion: Part 3 of the spontaneous teachings given on April 9th, 2017:
To Refresh Our Understanding: Part 3

To Refresh Our Understanding: Part 2
Continued: Part 2 of the spontaneous teachings given on April 9th, 2017:
To Refresh Our Understanding: Part 2

To Refresh Our Understanding: Part 1
Spontaneous instruction given to students visiting on April 9th, 2017, who made the aspiration at that time that these precious reminders be made available to all in order to be of the greatest benefit:
To Refresh Our Understanding: Part 1

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On Spring 2017 Tormapalooza
On April 19th, in preparation for the upcoming retreats, students gathered at Tashi Choling to make tormas—an event that is becoming our biannual “Tormapalooza.” Some short videos of it were sent to Rinpoche, and the following are some comments he made as he watched:
On Spring 2017 Tormapalooza

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More on Dharma Classes
Rinpoche offers more advice on dharma classes being offered by students such as Ila Reitz and others:
More on Dharma Classes

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On Our Own Faults
Rinpoche gave this teaching on recognizing and getting rid of our own faults:
On Our Own Faults

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On Dharma Classes
Rinpoche saw a recent video of people at O.D.D. having class with Ila, and he had this to say:
On Dharma Classes

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On a Spiritual Heir
In addition to his teachings and advice about taking care of the dharma centers in the future (sent out as the previous teaching in this series), Rinpoche also spoke on the question of who will be his spiritual heir when he passes:
On a Spiritual Heir

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On Maintaining the Dharma Centers
Re-watching a video of the sang (smoke offering purification practice) that was performed at Tashi Choling on Losar (Tibetan New Year on February 27th), Rinpoche gave the following teaching:
On Maintaining the Dharma Centers


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