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Gomde Cooperstown 2014

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche guided 10 days of teachings and meditation at his North American seat of Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown in Central New York State in August during Rinpoche’s tour of the Northeast.

Anniversary of the Passing of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Dear Friends,

I pray that this message finds you all to be happy and practicing well. I am writing to inform you that September 10th is the anniversary of the passing of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche is a genuine practitioner and student of the great masters of the Dzogchen lineage. He is one of the high realized masters of the 20th century. His knowledge, kindness, and teachings and blessings are incredibly great. The blessings of being near Rinpoche allow meditation to come about naturally. Thoughts lessen and one’s mind naturally falls away.

Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

4 October 2014: What Does Enlightenment Mean?

Dear Friends Near and Far, Today, I am thinking of you and I hope you all have the benefit of sentient beings in mind. I am finishing a series of talks and teachings in New Orleans, Louisiana. This will mark the end of my time in the USA. Soon, I will be visiting our dharma brothers and sisters in Asia. For this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a clip from my recent teaching at the Drepung Loseling Temple in Atlanta, Georgia. The first main topic of the clip covers the meaning of the word "enlightenment" because this word is often too abstract for us. The second main topic of the clip covers the basic teachings of bodhicitta how to practice them with mindfulness.