Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is the abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu. Eldest son of the late Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, he also teaches annually at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, his retreat center in northern California.

Recent Articles

Why Meditation isn’t Enough

We can’t just blindly meditate, says Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Our practice must be illuminated by deep, critical study of the Buddhist teachings.

Buddha statues.

Buddha’s Original Wakefulness

Unless we can recognize and sustain the continuity of original wakefulness, deluded experience will not end, says Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. "It is the most important point of all."

Monks in orange robes walking on alms rounds in Los Angeles.

Buddhist groups increasingly taking root in Latinx communities

More and more Buddhist groups are offering programs in Spanish and doing outreach in Latinx communities. That means stronger community for everyone, reports Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil.

The Natural State of Happiness

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche presents five noble qualities that enable us to experience our ever-present natural happiness.

Mahamudra and Dzogchen: Thought-Free Wakefulness

Mahamudra and Dzogchen: Thought-Free Wakefulness

The ability to dissolve thoughts is essential to attaining liberation, says renowned Dzogchen teacher Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Devotion and Pure Perception are two principles that lie at the root of Vajrayana practice that lead beyond confusion to thought-free wakefulness. Meditation training, in the sense of sustaining the nature of mind, is a way of being…