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THE GURU DRINKS BOURBON?

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The Guru Drinks Bourbon? BY DZONGSAR JAMYANG KHYENTSE EDITED BY AMIRA BEN-YEHUDA "Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our...

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The Best Offerings

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A LETTER FROM RINPOCHE:   The best offering we can make to the Buddhas and our teachers is to put the Dharma into practice. So it has been said by previous masters. I know you are all very dedicated and generous, but I request that you...

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84000 launches new Reading Room

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84000 launches newly updated state-of-the-art Reading Room with the publication of 10 newly translated Tibetan Buddhist texts. The new online Reading Room is first-of-its-kind and features fully responsive and mobile-friendly interfaces as well as easily navigable and searchable content. The Reading Room is compatible with the...

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Mugwort-Born

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Mugwort-born is Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's memoir-in-progress. It is in episodic form and Rinpoche has been working on these "episodes" since 2009. They feature rare photos and Rinpoche's very personal stories about his life as a tulku, as a teacher, and a human being. New episodes...

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From the Archives: 'Distortion'

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This article first appeared in the September 1997 issue of Shambhala Sun magazine (http://www.shambhalasun.com/). "Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse calls on Westerners to acknowledge the distortions we may bring to the study of Buddhism—through our cultural arrogance, the deceipt of ego, and simple ignorance. The successful transplant of such...

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Accumulation of Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

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February 9, 2016 is Losar (Tibetan Lunar New Year), beginning the year of the Fire Monkey, which is also the birth year of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has requested those who are following in the footsteps of Guru Rinpoche to accumulate recitations...

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Vajradhara Gonpa: dissolving a mandala

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Alison Wells writes a tribute to the creation and dissolution of Vajradhara Gonpa in Australia. Read more here:  http://australia.siddharthasintent.org/about-sia/news/2015/vajradhara-gonpa-dissolving-a-mandala/[http://australia.siddharthasintent.org/about-sia/news/2015/vajradhara-gonpa-dissolving-a-mandala/]

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Online Webinar: BODHICHARYAVATARA

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JOIN THE ONGOING BODHICHARYAVATARA WEBINAR - In February 2014, one of Rinpoche's appointed instructors, Arne Schelling started a webinar cycle on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara ('A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life') as part of the Dharma Das and it is now open to anyone interested....

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Modern Education and the Future of Buddhism: An Interview with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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"At the end of the day, education is brainwashing. Brainwashing is inevitable. We human beings love doing that. We are already brainwashed—we don’t know otherwise. So since we are going to brainwash anyway, it’s good to brainwash with good motivation and so that we...

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Film tribute to Rinpoche

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s first visit to Australia, Siddhartha's Intent Australia compiled a brief video tribute to Rinpoche which was shown after Rinpoche's public talk in July 2014 and tells the story of his first days in Australia, featuring some...

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Social Media Guidelines for so-called Vajrayana students

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If you think or believe that you are a student of Vajrayana--whether or not that's true is another matter--but as long as you think you are a Vajrayana practitioner, it becomes your responsibility to protect this profound tradition. It's important to maintain secrecy in the...

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TV Show in Bhutan

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Courtesy of Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS), Jangchub Shing, (https://www.facebook.com/JangchubShing), a weekly Bhutanese TV show, focused on Buddhadharma, presents a recent teaching with Rinpoche on the Guru Rinpoche principle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqdCW1PGcwg&feature=youtu.be </p>

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