Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and son of the late Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. He teaches widely in the West and oversees nunneries and monasteries in Tibet and Nepal. His most recent book is Open Heart, Open Mind.


Recent Articles

How to Make Friends with Your Beautiful Monsters

Anger, fear, envy—usually we’re ashamed of our so-called monstrous emotional patterns. Yet if we make friends with our monsters, says Tsoknyi Rinpoche, magic happens. We are no longer afraid.

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How to Drop Into Your Body & Feelings

A short drop-in practice from Tsokyni Rinpoche, who will be teaching at our Waking Up In Every Moment community retreat.

La liberación natural de los hábitos

Cuando reconoces la verdadera naturaleza de la mente, dice el maestro de Dzogchen, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, todos los patrones habituales son liberados naturalmente en el espacio de sabiduría. Eso incluye al hábito último conocido como samsara.

This Is My Mind, Luminous and Empty

In Vajrayana, the fast track to awakening is to look directly at your own mind and discover its true nature. Tsoknyi Rinpoche shows us how.

The Compassionate Attitude of Bodhichitta

Tsoknyi Rinpoche talks about how the most important thing in spiritual practice is motivation and the wish to free all beings from suffering.

Recognizing Clarity: A Dzogchen Meditation

Dzogchen master Tsoknyi Rinpoche shares a meditation to encourage clarity of mind.

The Natural Liberation of Habits

When you recognize the true nature of mind, says Dzogchen master Tsoknyi Rinpoche, all habitual patterns are naturally liberated in the space of wisdom. That includes the ultimate habit known as samsara.

I Thought I Knew How to Fix the World

We cling to our own worldviews, says Dorotea Mendoza. Imagine if we listened to each other instead.

Confessions of a Marxist Buddhist

For a long time, Dorotea Mendoza hid her Marxism from her fellow Buddhists and her Buddhism from her activist comrades. Finally, as the dialecticians say, she resolved the contradiction.

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To Enter the Vajrayana Start at the Beginning

It is the kindness of the buddhas to provide us with a complete path, and the preliminary practices are part of that path.

Two Truths—Indivisible

When we enter the path, we are working at the level of relative truth, and with practice we may gain insight into the absolute. But we don’t enter the final stage of practice, says Tsoknyi Rinpoche, until we realize these truths were never separate.

The More Carefree You Are, the Better Your Dharma Practice

The more carefree you are from deep within, the better your dharma practice is.

Fearless Simplicity

An excerpt from “Fearless Simplicity,” by Tsokyni Rinpoche, from In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times.