On Demand Audio: Four Mindfulnesses

In this series, you will be listening to original unedited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. Mindfulness of the guru, the altruistic aspiration to enlightenment, body as divine form, and view of emptiness are 4 central pillars to achieving a profound, complete spiritual awakening. In this 2005 Fall Retreat held in the Garrison Institute in Garrison,…
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Benefits of Bodhimind In this life we have extraordinary chance to encounter and cultivate bodhimind, very rare to even hear about. If we practice correctly, we will see improvement of becoming kinder and gentler. We won’t get burn-out and can continue bodhimind, which purifies all negativities and accumulates limitless virtue. Audio Only

On Demand Audio: Twenty One Taras

In this series, you will be listening to original unedited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. Tara is known as the enlightened mother goddess who quickly and effectively responds to every heartfelt request for her help. During this 2005 Summer Retreat held in Albion, MI, Gelek Rimpoche focuses on the healing and compassionate activities of Tara…
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Compassion: Essence of Mahayana Based on the foundation of refuge and knowledge of karma, the extraordinary compassion, known as bodhimind, is the essence of the Mahayana path. True compassion is based on love and therefore knows no burn out. Love is not to be confused with obsession, which is ego-based. Audio Only

On Demand Audio: Mirror of Mind: Mind and Mental Faculties

In this series, you will be listening to original unedited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. The nature of mind is mirror-like and luminous. When obscured by negative emotions, a solid world of suffering is experienced. In this 2005 spring weekend retreat, Gelek Rimpoche explores how the mind functions and how we can look at our…
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What Does It Mean To Reach Total Enlightenment What is total enlightenment and can we achieve it? Through dedicated practice of Mahayana-Vajrayana there is a way. The last two truths are cessation of suffering and the path to that. Buddhahood is ultimate cessation of all limits to ultimate happiness and capability. The path can be…
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The Causes of Our Discomfort Addictions and karma are the causes of suffering. Addictions can all be seen under the aspect of the Three Poisons, ignorance, hatred, obsession. We have to change out habits to overcome these. That’s main purpose of spiritual practice. To accomplish this we need to use morality, concentration and wisdom. Audio…
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On Demand Audio: Quick Path

In this series, you will be listening to original unedited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. During the 2004 Joyful Summer Retreat held in Albion, MI, Gelek Rimpoche presents the powerful practice oriented teachings known as Nyur Lam in Tibetan, or the Quick Path. Composed by the 3rd Panchen Lama, the Quick Path lays the ground…
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Rebirth and Karma Is Rebirth Real? We have to carefully investigate. Without rebirth, the chain and cause and result would not make sense. Karma is our reality. Causes and conditions govern our lives. We are responsible for our life and future lives. Best karma: attain enlightenment to be then able to best help others Audio…
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On Demand Video: Gelek Rimpoche – Interview with Philip Glass

We invite you to enjoy the following edited video or audio conversation with Gelek Rimpoche and Philip Glass in New York in 2006. In this video you will enjoy a fascinating conversation between the long time friends, Gelek Rimpoche and Philip Glass in New York. Philip poses interesting questions to Rimpoche about his life and…
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