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SPRING/SUMMER 2018 TEACHINGS

SPRING/SUMMER

On the Passing of Longtime Student Antal Toth
On hearing that Antal Toth, who had been a student for many years, had passed away, Rinpoche sent the following message to the sangha:
On the Passing of Longtime Student Antal Toth

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Regarding H.H. Dudjom Yangsi’s Visit: Teachings on View and Conduct
On a video call with the students gathered to clean and prepare Orgyen Dorje Den for the upcoming visit of H.H. Dudjom Yangsi, Rinpoche gave the following teaching:
Regarding H.H. Dudjom Yangsi’s Visit: Teachings on View and Conduct

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Our Buddhanature Relics
When Rinpoche gave the lovely, nearly life-size Guru Rinpoche statue to the Ojai center many years ago, he mentioned at the time that it contained some very precious relics and blessed substances. On a video call with him on June 3rd, the sangha there asked Rinpoche to speak a little about those relics:
Our Buddhanature Relics

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Regarding Connecting With the Dudjom Yangsi, Part 2
In early June, Rinpoche met with H.H. Dudjom Yangsi for the first time. A few days later, when discussing the Yangsi’s plan to visit centers in Oregon, Rinpoche gave the following message:
Regarding Connecting With the Dudjom Yangsi, Part 2

Regarding Connecting With the Dudjom Yangsi, Part 1
Several students have contacted Rinpoche about attending the events with the Dudjom Yangsi, or recognized reincarnation of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, and this is what he had to say:
Regarding Connecting With the Dudjom Yangsi, Part 1

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Thank You Regarding the 2018 Saga Dawa Retreats
When Rinpoche heard that all the students were practicing, learning, offering, working, teaching, translating, and helping each other at the recent Tashi Choling Vajrasattva and Chimed Sok Tig retreats, he was very happy and sent this "Thank You":
Thank You Regarding the 2018 Saga Dawa Retreats

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On All Buddhas As Vajrasattva
On May 6th, the newly completed Vajrasattva statue was lifted onto the shrine that had been especially constructed for it at Orgyen Dorje Den. Gyatrul Rinpoche came to see the statue and spent more than an hour celebrating with the gathered students. Just before he left, he gave the following teaching:
On All Buddhas As Vajrasattva

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On the Sangha Offering the First Vajrasattva Accumulations: Advice on Practice
Following a request from Rinpoche that everyone do more Vajrasattva practice, students all over the world began accumulating both the long and short Vajrasattva mantras. Rinpoche was very pleased and gave the following instruction on genuine practice:
On the Sangha Offering the First Vajrasattva Accumulations: Advice on Practice

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On Vajrasattva Retreat Preparations, Part 2: Thanks and Advice
Rinpoche saw videos of the Tashi Choling sangha cleaning the temple and grounds in preparation for the upcoming Vajrasattva retreat, and made these comments as he watched everyone working (Part 2 of 2):
On Vajrasattva Retreat Preparations, Part 2: Thanks and Advice

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On Vajrasattva Retreat Preparations, Part 1: Washing the Mind Chandelier and Using the Wisdom Vacuum Cleaner
Rinpoche saw videos of the Tashi Choling sangha cleaning the temple and grounds in preparation for the upcoming Vajrasattva retreat, and made these comments as he watched everyone working (Part 1 of 2):
On Vajrasattva Retreat Preparations, Part 1: Washing the Mind Chandelier and Using the Wisdom Vacuum Cleaner

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On Holding Our Precious Lineages
Rinpoche shared the following advice for how we can support each other to hold our dharma lineages:
On Holding Our Precious Lineages

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Becoming Beautiful Sangha
Spontaneously, Rinpoche asked how the dharma centers and sangha are doing and then sent the following message for everyone:
Becoming Beautiful Sangha

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