Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains clearly and simply how to use the practice of mind training and tonglen meditation to transform our habitual selfishness into the compassionate altruism necessary to bring happiness to ourselves and others.

These oral instructions on mind training from the Mahayana that the glorious Lord Atisha passed down have been explained in many different ways, but the best of them all is the master Ja Chekawa’s commentary in seven points. In order that beginners can easily understand the meaning of ...

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The Ninth Thrangu Rinpoche

The Ninth Thrangu Rinpoche was born in 1933 in Kham, Tibet and was recognized by the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa and the Eleventh Palpung Situ Rinpoche. Thrangu Rinpoche studied and trained at Thrangu Monastery in Tibet, founded 500 years earlier by the Seventh Karmapa.

Rinpoche, who is one of the Karma Kagyu school’s highest scholars, is a teacher and full holder of the Kagyu Vajrayana lineages and of the direct transmissions of the special shentong philosophical tradition. He is the abbot of Nalanda Institute ...

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