The mundane things that people face in life are like never-ending waves, coming one after another, but in the end we are left empty-handed, unable to retain anything. Countless thoughts pass through our minds, one after another. One thought gives rise to many, many thoughts. All these thoughts only increase our inner turmoil and injustice. … Continued
When practicing, don’t discriminate. Don’t be picky and choosy , face everything, regardless of whether it is alive or not. Treat any thought that arises as the path for spiritual practice, not as an obstacle to practice. This is not just words we repeat. It must be deeply rooted in one’s mind and practiced sincerely. … Continued
Today is the 1st day of the month in which Lhabab Düchen falls. Lhabab Duchen celebrates the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from heaven after repaying the kindness of his mother by liberating her from Samsara and teaching Dharma to the gods. It is another auspicious occasion and one of four major Buddhist festivals. Lhabab … Continued
Rinpoche’s teaching 2023-05-26 – Part 1A of 4 Great Perfection is realised through listening, reflection and most importantly through practice (incorporating the practices in daily life) Rinpoche’s teaching 2023-05-26 – Part 1B of 4
Avoid feast with relatives Sojong Anniversary of the Fourth Gyalvvang DrukpaKunkhyen Pema Karpo Don’t try to suppress negative emotions. Youneed to acknowledge emotions to be able to thenlet them go.~ The Gyalwang Drukpa ~
Transcript In the samsaric impermanent existence, it is really not easy that we can all be together. And on this day, which is my birthday, that we can all get together, as one family is because of our past arising causes. And I really believe that we will prolong, we will extend these arising causes … Continued
Belief, faith in the Guru, is so important. In the Great Perfection we rely on our faith or belief in the Guru. We do not attain liberation just by sitting in an empty state of mind or just by always learning. Most important is our belief. We take this energy of our belief, this power … Continued
Practice does not mean that we have to let go of everything, it does not mean that we have to change our whole life. You don’t have to let go of anything. Everything follows your mind! As long as you change your aspiration, as long as you change your motivation into bodhicitta, your whole life … Continued
Chökhor Duchen is celebrated on the 4th day of the 6th lunar month (14 July in 2021). It is one of the days considered as very auspicious in the Buddhist calendar and commemorates the day Buddha first taught the Dharma at Deer Park, Sarnath, India. It was at this first turning of the Dharma wheel … Continued
Your Guru represents the essence of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, the essence of all the deities and all the Dharma protectors and all their qualities. This is your Guru. Just like a drop of water that enters and becomes one with the ocean, the Guru enters, dissolves into our mind stream.
Our mind is very, very complicated. When we recite the mantras or the sutras, how many thoughts are arising within our mind? And, in the time when so many thoughts are arising, how is it possible to know whether we really have bodhicitta or not? It is difficult to say. What about ourselves, do we … Continued
In regard to the standard for attaining liberation, what is the first requirement? Firstly, we must turn our mind to calm abiding. And, if we achieve this, if we turn our mind to calm abiding, then we will gain incredible practice experience. However, if our mind never turns to calm abiding we will always be … Continued
Practise well, offer prayers to your Guru. One Guru can represent all the Gurus. He is the embodiment of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas. We have this connection, and one Guru can represent all the lineage Gurus. For example, visualise me, then His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok, His Holiness Lama Achuk, Khenpo Chokhyab. Include them all … Continued
We understand the Dharma, we have belief in the Dharma, in these respects we are all very good. We have respect, we have cherishing, however this is just a stage in the process where we should not stagnate or stop; if we do this, then we will leave this world in this state of mind. … Continued
Today is celebrated as Mipham Rinpoche’s paranirvana day ….. Mipham Rinpoche was born in the region of Derge in eastern Tibet. At the age of fifteen he undertook eighteen months of intensive retreat on Manjushri. He later confided to some of his students that from then on he had always been able to understand any … Continued
May I, as soon as I can, become just like Sakyamuni Buddha! May I become just like Guru Rinpoche so that, in the future, I may benefit all sentient beings from the lowest to the highest realms! This is the motivation, this is the aspiration of a Great Perfection practitioner. When we follow the Great … Continued
Are you really a practitioner? If you wish to become a practitioner, start by transforming the afflicted emotions into bodhicitta. This we can do, although it is a little difficult to practise. In reality, if you do not have great realisation in your practice, it is difficult to transform the mind. What we do first … Continued
Why practice for the benefit of all sentient beings?Those who do not live with compassion suffer moreHardships, difficulties arise due to related causesChoose between repenting and purifying negativity or, the alternative, endure the result.
The suffering of samsara has not arisen for no reason, it came about from many varied factors. From previous lives’ causes, we have these present life’s effects. And, irrespective of the cause and effect, whether the arising causes were positive or negative, they are going to continue. The continuation of this is samsara.
It is important that we investigate what brings contentment and happiness in this life it may be full of many more sufferings . If we are unselfish who will show us the love? Look after your state of mind.
Precious human life comes about due to great merits and is an opportunity to accumulate merit, which in turn generates the opportunity to cherish and live a content life. The material world doesn’t satisfy all our desires. Plant the seeds of contentment.
Although we have aversion, attachment and ignorance we can transform them. And when we transform them, when we remove these three poisons, they become the five wisdoms. However, if we do not transform aversion, attachment and ignorance, we will continue revolving in saṃsāra. What do we mean by transform? In the past, we had a … Continued
Bringing one’s mind to calm abiding is when practise really begins. Study and reflection alone will only bring understanding, it is practise that incorporates the Dharma into the actions of our body, speech and mind. The donkey with the texts.
Saga Dawa, the 4th Tibetan lunar month which runs from 20th May until 18th June 2023, is known as the month of merits, it is also called bumgyur dawa, which means “merits multiplied by a hundred thousand times”. Accordingly, practitioners make extra efforts during this month in practicing Dharma, generosity, kindness and compassion accumulating virtuous … Continued
When we open up our wisdom, then we understand the true nature of this world. And, when we gain this understanding, we can let go of anything. We will not attach to anything anymore because we understand that all is not truly existent, all is illusory! Just like your dream at night, within your dream … Continued
Practise diligently and keep your practice simple. Every single deity, every single master’s Guruyoga is included in your Guruyoga. The dharmakāya is emptiness. The deities are emptiness. They just have different appearances. They all are the manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. Vajrasattva is the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. The same is for dharmakāya, saṃbhogakāya and nirmāṇakāya. … Continued
The foundation of our practice should be transforming our mind. Within the body, speech and mind, it is this mind where we must apply this practice. And in respect to the Buddha Dharma, where do we start practising this Dharma? We first bring our mind to calm abiding and then practise.
What is renunciation? If we are always thinking of suffering and impermanence, maybe it is going to be difficult to motivate us in our practice. So, what do we do? We must understand that renunciation is knowing the true nature of this world. What we must really understand is what is the true nature of … Continued
As soon as we give rise to belief in our Guru, we become one with our Guru. The Guru is our life’s guide to attaining enlightenment, so this gives rise to the mind, to this heart of unconditional love and gratitude. And so, our heart becomes full of cherishing and pure. When we gain a … Continued
To come and be born on this earth, to have this life with the 18 freedoms and advantages is very rare and special. How fortunate we are that we came to this world as a human, that we can meet Buddhism and meet the Great Perfection, the highest level of Dharma. We are able to … Continued
3 weeks meditation gathering every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at Medborgarskolan, Gothenburg. Then three days mini retreat on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “ Take good care of your mind” Tack alla (Thanks everyone)
We, as practitioners, must cultivate a pure state of mind in order to attain liberation, in order to attain enlightenment or wisdom emptiness. And what happens after you have attained liberation? Then, the ability to liberate sentient beings is far vaster, you can really benefit all suffering sentient beings.
We have to practise these 4 syllables, bo-dhi-cit-ta! By doing this the merit is so auspicious! Practice is the skilful means, and Great Perfection is the essence of all the practices, it represents the ultimate methods. What is the essence of Great Perfection? It is belief. Belief in what? The belief in our true nature.
Observe your thoughts, their arising, and their subsiding. Observe the arising and the subsiding of your afflicted emotions. Through your practice, understand what is your true nature of mind, what is your Buddha nature, what is rigpa. Practice! Observe your mind! Apply the required antidotes. Practise diligently, practice conscientiously! Practice is like oxygen, do not … Continued