Audio Downloads: 37 Wings of Change: Lessons 1-14
Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 8

Dealing with Mental Addictions In this talk Gelek Rimpoche highlights the destructive power of addictions, to substances, but even more so, to anger, obsession and to name and fame. According to the Buddha’s teachings, conscientiousness and honesty are the basis on which to get a handle on these negative emotions. If unchallenged, they feed on…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 7

Life is impermanent, be prepared In this talk, Gelek Rimpoche reacts to the death of singer Whitney Houston. He points out the fragility of our life and asks what we can we do if we only have six months to live. Reincarnation is a distinct possibility by looking at twins who bring their habitual patterns…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 6

Managing Our Mind In this talk Gelek Rimpoche emphasizes the importance of working with the mind. He says the essence of spirituality is to avoid negativity, build positivity and watch the mind. That means working on our addictions and building positive habits. In Rimpoche’s own words: “Your mind, your thought process is in your own…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 5

Morality and Three Higher Trainings Key to a complete spiritual practice are the Three Higher Trainings of Morality, Concentration and Wisdom. Morality in particular consists of 1) restraining from wrong doing 2) accumulating virtue and 3) helping others. By using concentration and analysis together, wisdom can develop. Prayers in Tibetan Buddhism lay out the sequence…
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Audio Downloads: Foundation of All Perfections 16-30
Audio Downloads: Foundation of All Perfections 1-15
Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 4

Dharma is Correcting Ourselves Grasping at me leads to grasping at mine. That creates hatred and obsession, leading to suffering. Understanding that, we are responsible for our own happiness. Negativities can be purified and we can always create positive deeds. By seeing how negative emotions take over, we can begin to practice true Dharma: correct…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 3

True Purpose of Spiritual Practice The purpose of Tibetan Buddhism is to attain Buddhahood, although along the way there are the goals of a) a better future life and b) attaining freedom from suffering. Dependent origination and karma is what our life is really made of and that shows us the responsibility for our well…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 2

Tibetan Buddhism is pure Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism came through Indian Buddhism of Nalanda and Vikramshila, which focused on Transcendental Wisdom, Pure Wisdom, Logic, Metaphysics, Morality. It carries sutra and Vajrayana aspects, which are also based on the Three Higher Trainings of Morality, Concentration, Wisdom. True Spirituality is building positivity and eradicating negativity and the Lam…
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