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SUMMER 2019 TEACHINGS

SUMMER

Every Day Look at a Buddha’s Face a Little Bit
Rinpoche recently gave this teaching on the kayas and the meaning of dzogchen:
Every Day Look at a Buddha’s Face a Little Bit

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Harmony: Holding the Dharma’s Essence--A Message to All the Centers
Rinpoche asked about what is going on at the centers these days and was very pleased to hear about the regular practices and teachings that are happening at each one. He sends this message to all:
Harmony: Holding the Dharma’s Essence--A Message to All the Centers

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All These Buddhas: What Are We Talking About?
Rinpoche was looking at photographs of a giant statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in Bhutan:
All These Buddhas: What Are We Talking About?

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Things We Don’t Need to be Taught
Rinpoche frequently makes comments while watching television about how the Buddha’s teachings are being demonstrated onscreen for all to see:
Things We Don’t Need to be Taught

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Party Advice from the Lama: Be Careful Not to Gossip
When a student mentioned they were going to a family gathering this summer, Rinpoche gave this advice:
Party Advice from the Lama: Be Careful Not to Gossip

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On Delicious Ngondro Breakfast
Rinpoche was delighted to hear that senior student, Matthew Small, recently gave a day of instruction on ngondro (the five-part “preliminary practices”) at Dorje Ling in Portland, Oregon. Rinpoche sent his thanks to Matthew and all those who came to study and practice and gave the following teaching:
On Delicious Ngondro Breakfast

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On Seeing Your Own Dirty Face
The night before the conclusion of the 2019 Saga Dawa Retreat at Tashi Chöling, Rinpoche spontaneously joined in a video call to test the internet connection to the temple and he gave the following teachings throughout his conversations with students working there preparing for the next day’s festivities:
On Seeing Your Own Dirty Face

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On Post-Retreat Instructions
I have heard that everything has gone very nicely at your retreat, Vajrasattva and Chimed Sok Tig, and that people are trying to pay attention to the practice. That is wonderful. I hope you also have not been forgetting all sentient beings as you practice.
On Post-Retreat Instructions

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On The Fulfillment of Our Lamas’ Wishes, Hopes, and Prayers
Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche's 2019 Vajrasattva Retreat Last Day Message:
On The Fulfillment of Our Lamas’ Wishes, Hopes, and Prayers

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Vajrasattva: Wisdom Revealing Wisdom
When you practice, each practitioner is your Vajrasattva. Don’t look around and think, “That one’s pretty, but that one’s ugly; that one’s smart, that one’s rich, that one’s poor; that one’s wonderful, that one’s a disaster!…” No, no. Each one is your Vajrasattva.
Vajrasattva: Wisdom Revealing Wisdom

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On Practicing Together in Retreat
The Vajrasattva Retreat at Tashi Chöling started a few days ago, and Rinpoche was asked how going to practice Vajrasattva at the retreat is different than practicing alone in your own house:
On Practicing Together in Retreat

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