Unblocking Our Capacity for Love and Compassion

At times, due to our own history of pain and trauma, when we are faced with the suffering of loved ones and others around us, we may experience that the love and compassion we would like to show them is blocked and inaccessible. How then can we reconnect with our innate capacity for that love […]

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Finding Sogyal Rinpoche

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A woman from San Diego in the USA shares her story: “I am 62 years old, and have practiced some form of Buddhism since I was 21.  I Married a Buddhist, and brought up 3 daughters in the Buddhist philosophy and practice.  However for 7 years, after my husband died in 1994, I wandered totally depleted […]

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Hoping to Heal, Accepting Death

When do you hope to be healed, and when do you accept to die? This is a critical question for many faced with terminal or life-threatening diseases. From the moment of diagnosis, people are very raw and vulnerable. With some illnesses (such as cancer) people feel at times that they might live, and at times […]

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Trouver la voix

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En 1994, Patrick Gaffney qui a largement participé à la rédaction du Livre Tibétain de la Vie et de la Mort, nous raconta avec précision la genèse du livre : « LA MORT EST SOUVENT un sujet délicat. Un après-midi de mai, il y a trois ans, j’arrivai dans une toute petite gare à la limite de […]

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Memories of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, the Master of Masters

In the summer of 2009, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö’s passing away, Sogyal Rinpoche gave this rare recounting of his memories of Jamyang Khyentse and his early life in Tibet. As Rinpoche wrote in the Introduction to The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: Jamyang Khyentse is the […]

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