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Devotion is All About Love

[From a teaching on The Words of the All-Pervasive Guru by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche given at KPL in 2012. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.] When we think about devotion, we tend to think of it as something we demonstrate externally. But devotion has nothing to do with external demonstrations of respect. Devotion is not kowtowing; […]

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I Bow to My Root Guru Great Vajradhara

[From Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje. Woodstock, NY: KTD Publications, 2007. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.] I Bow to My Root Guru, Great Vajradhara The realization of this mind, with its movement of thought, Is just self-recognition, your fresh awareness itself. Don’t alter this through hope and fear of good and bad. […]

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Meditation on the Guru is the Key

[ From Ngondro Instructions for Practices in the Termas of Terchen Barway Dorje by Lama Tashi Topgyal.] Meditation on the guru, the practice of guru yoga, is really the key to the successful and authentic practice of all dharma. Most especially in the uncommon and supreme path of dzokchen, it is the very essence and […]

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