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Courageous Confidence

February 11th, 2024|

The essence of courageous confidence is the attitude that we can accomplish something, and that we will never give up until we do. From "Precious Teachings," by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, page 8, "The Benefits of


February 4th, 2024|

This table in front of me is not the table of yesterday. Why? Table is just a word designated to something that is a collection of many particles of wood put together in a certain

How Rinpoche Came to Pacific Grove

January 28th, 2024|

  We recently had a very successful three-day Phowa retreat with Rinpoche at Wave Street Studios in Pacific Grove. At the end of that retreat, Rinpoche recognized the pivotal role that Heidi Feldman played in bringing

“The only way I can help you is through giving teachings and you should strive to liberate yourself.”

January 28th, 2024|

ཐུབ་རྣམས་སྡིག་པ་ཆུ་ཡིས་མི་དཀྲུ་ཞིང་།། I cannot wash away your sins with water. འགྲོ་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་ཕྱག་གིས་མི་སེལ་ལ།། The suffering cannot be removed by my hand. ཉིད་ཀྱི་རྟོགས་པ་གཞན་དུ་སྤོ་མིན་ཏེ།། I cannot transfer my realization to you.  ཆོས་ཉིད་བདེན་པ་བསྟན་པས་གྲོལ་བར་འགྱུར།། The only way I can help you is

Advice on the Ultimate Meaning

January 22nd, 2024|

Rinpoche read a text during our Monday night prayers entitled:  "A Mirror Revealing the Crucial Points, Advice on the Ultimate Meaning," by the Venerable Dzogchen Master Longchen Rabjam.  The text is courtesy of Lotsawa House,