Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet, where, as a young boy, he was recognized as a reincarnated Buddhist master. In 1958, he fled the Communist Chinese invasion and settled in India, teaching university-level Tibetan and Tibetan literature.  In 1980, Tulku Thondup was invited to Harvard as a visiting scholar. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he translates and writes on Tibetan Buddhism. His most recent book is Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth

Recent Articles

Excerpt: Lotus Girl, by Helen Tworkov

Read a brief of Lotus Girl by Helen Tworkov, and an exclusive excerpt courtesy of its publisher, St. Martin’s Publishing Group.

Life, Death, and Love

Artist and writer Susan MacLeod observes the foibles, humor, and caring of life in a nursing home. There, she and her mother finally came to know each other.

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The Four Healing Powers Of Mind

The key to health and happiness, says Tulku Thondup, is a mind that is peaceful and positive. This respected Buddhist teacher and author offers insights and meditations to help us access the natural healing power of mind.

True Blessings

In this commentary on Guru Rinpoche visualization, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche reveals the deep nontheistic essence of Vajrayana practice.

Loving-Kindness is the Best Medicine

The mind that is calm, joyful, and deeply loving, says Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, is the foundation of true health and healing.

The Power of Positive Karma

Rebirth and karma are the Buddhist beliefs that Westerners find hardest to accept. Yet are they really so foreign to us?

Why has my practice become less effective?

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, Blanche Hartman, and Narayan Helen Liebenson are asked why someone’s practice has become less effective over a period of infrequent practice.

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The Buddha’s Noble First Teaching

Tulku Thondup on the four simple and practical statements that encompass the entire Buddhist path, the Buddha's Four Noble Truths.

Healing Light

Always when we call upon light, we need to visualize an image or presence, to feel its positive qualities, and to believe in its power to heal.