Emptiness without wisdom can lead to nihilism, explains Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. That’s why we have the teachings on buddhanature.
It’s not the clothes you wear, the ceremonies you perform, or the meditation you do. It’s not what you eat, how much you drink, or who you have sex with.
Are you able to see your teacher as the Buddha? It’s not easy, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, but this is where the real path begins.
“Buddhism,” says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “is distinguished by four characteristics, or ‘seals.’ If all these four seals are found in a path or a philosophy, it can be considered the path of the Buddha.” People often ask me: “What is Buddhism in a nutshell?” Or they ask, “What is the particular view or philosophy of Buddhism?” […]
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche uses film and the cinema as a metaphor for Buddha’s teaching about samsara and nirvana.
Visualization practice sometimes involves traditional symbolism that Westerners have trouble relating to, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He shows us how we can make the most of this powerful method for transforming perception.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has written a prayer for internet practice, to help dharma students surf the waves of distraction on the Internet. a prayer for internet practice.
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse calls on Westerners to acknowledge the distortions we may bring to the study of Buddhism—through our cultural arrogance, the deceit of ego, and simple ignorance. The successful transplant of such a subtle and challenging practice as Buddhism, he says, depends on thorough study and clear recognition of our habitual patterns.
From the Facebook page of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse — author of “Pure, Clear, and Vibrant” — comes this unique set of social media guidelines for Vajrayana Buddhists.
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse tells us that if it feels too good, it’s probably not Buddhism. If you want real, honest painful, transformation, then read on.