On the occasion of the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Paris in October 2003, Sogyal Rinpoche gave this memorable talk on the Tibetan Buddhist understanding of life and and death to an audience of over 3,000 people. In the first part of this talk, Rinpoche talks understanding death and impermanence, and how that [...]
Don’t forget to keep checking SogyalRinpoche.org for a growing selection of teachings from the author of the international bestseller The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying! Finding Your Balance with the Sky-like Nature of Mind What happens when you transform your mind through meditation? In an instant, mind ceases being neurotic and argumentative. It [...]
Meditation has many levels, but on the most profound level we can say that mediation is using the mind to skillfully and subtly recognize the essence and true nature of your mind. In June 2009, as part of the events held for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Amsterdam, Sogyal Rinpoche gave [...]
Regardless of who we are, the main purpose of our life–you could call it ‘the heart of being human’–is to be happy. All of us share the same wish, the same right, to seek happiness and to avoid suffering. But if we look closely we can see there are two kinds of happiness: One [...]
When we are really able to rest our mind in meditation, an incredibly spacious, sky-like nature begins to dawn. And from within that sky-like nature of our mind, the sun of our buddha nature shines forth with the tremendous radiance and warmth of love and compassion.