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self absorbtion

….dangerous words for an artist. It feels like all my insecurities come out to play until the pearl is formed in my neurosis. The painting is poised for an image; something appropriate to the mood i am in. 590 more words



Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its special teachings with those of the other main trends of Buddhism. 5,711 more words

My Precious Teachers

Khenchen Trinley Paljor Rinpoche

Khenchen Trinley Paljor Rinpoche is a retreat master and one of the chief lineage holders of the Karma Kamtsang (Karma Kagyu) lineage.

Originally from Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, Khenchen Rinpoche entered the Bakyod Samdrup Choling monastery at age 5. 1,107 more words

My Precious Teachers

Precious Opportunity

I have returned to doing the practices required for the Dharma Path program lately after having received an email from the lama who is my mentor in the program both because I feel I have yet much to learn and because I don’t want to leave it unfinished. 105 more words

Tibetan Buddhism

Appearances Are Mind

“There is no way to demonstrate the existence of something without its appearing to mind. Therefore, external phenomena and internal mind are inseparable.”

~Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Dharma tradition.

My system is to eradicate the belief in a self,
to cast the eight ordinary concerns to the winds,
and to make the four demons feel embarrassed. 9 more words

Daily Dharma Quotes

Purifying Appearances

“When one does not grasp at outer appearances, then appearances are purified.”

~Khenpo Konchog Samdup