The Discovery and Recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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The Discovery and Recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The following is an account of the discovery and recognition of the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, excerpted from The History of the Karmapas: The Odyssey of the Tibetan Masters with the Black Crown The Last Testament Most of his previous reincarnations left behind a Last Testament giving indications of their rebirth. But in 1981, when the sixteenth Karmapa died, … Continue reading

A Readers Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva
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A Readers Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva

Also, please visit our page on our May 18-22, 2016 immersive workshop on The Way of the Bodhisattva or sign up to our Tibetan Buddhist email list to receive notifications about when this will be available online. The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher and revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known … Continue reading

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Words of Advice from Chatral Rinpoche

The world lost one of its greatest meditation masters and teachers in the past few days, Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, at the age of 103 or 104.  Chatral Rinpoche was a teacher’s teacher — a bridge between the great teachers the 19th and early 20th centuries like Khenpo Ngagchung, Sera Khandro, and Dudjom Rinpoche to … Continue reading

The Seventeen Panditas
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The Seventeen Panditas

Image from http://www.rigpashedra.org/ His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that Tibetan Buddhism is none other than the Buddhism of India in the tradition of Nalanda, the great center of Buddhist learning that was located in present-day Bihar, India. Many of the greatest masters and scholars in Indian Buddhism resided—and often presided—at this monastic … Continue reading