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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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Without Compassion, Dharma is Poison

From a teaching on Songs of Barway Dorje by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.] Any dharma activity — whether we engage in it as students, as practitioners, as disciples, or as teachers — any dharma activity that is performed without compassion, without the motivation of love and compassion, is poisonous. It is […]

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The Trikaya (Three Bodies of Buddhahood)

[From a teaching on the Guru Yoga of Barway Dorje by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.] I think it would be good, Rinpoche said, to clarify something here about the three bodies of buddhahood or the trikaya. It’s said that all three bodies of buddhahood are permanent or lasting but in three […]

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