Episodes
This is a Vipassana class for beginners and current practitioners. There will be instructions and a short talk before meditating. Questions and discussion will follow. In Vipassana, the object of meditation is within oneself: it is the breath. With daily meditation (sits), one gradually is more and more in the moment. There is no space for thoughts to arise if one has single pointed focus on one's breath. Being so perfectly in the moment (the breath) a new peacefulness and joy arises. This...
Published 09/28/11
This is a Vipassana class for beginners and current practitioners. There will be instructions and a short talk before meditating. Questions and discussion will follow. In Vipassana, the object of meditation is within oneself: it is the breath. With daily meditation (sits), one gradually is more and more in the moment. There is no space for thoughts to arise if one has single pointed focus on one's breath. Being so perfectly in the moment (the breath) a new peacefulness and joy arises. This...
Published 09/21/11
This is a Vipassana class for beginners and current practitioners. There will be instructions and a short talk before meditating. Questions and discussion will follow. In Vipassana, the object of meditation is within oneself: it is the breath. With daily meditation (sits), one gradually is more and more in the moment. There is no space for thoughts to arise if one has single pointed focus on one's breath. Being so perfectly in the moment (the breath) a new peacefulness and joy arises. This...
Published 09/14/11
Out of his great compassion, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya shared with us his life experiences and the knowledge he learned from his teachers for the benefit of our spiritual growth and development. This was a very precious opportunity to hear directly from the eldest lama in the Sakya tradition and one of the highest Tibetan lamas living today. Here Rinpoche discusses his own motivation, faith, and karma. Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya.
Published 07/17/11
We are extremely fortunate to have His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche give the oral transmission (rLung) of the Aspiration of Samantabhadra prayer and a teaching on the meaning and significance of this important prayer. He is recognized as the main incarnation of the great Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Jamyang Chokyi Lodro, who was one of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche’s root lamas. H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is also considered to be the emanation of Manjushri. He is the head of Dzongsar...
Published 06/27/11
When it comes to grieving, there are many differences between the Western and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. H.E. Dagmo Kusho shares her own experiences and talks about the Tibetan Buddhist view of grieving. This class provides suggestions for activities that may benefit the dying, as well as instruction on how to move through grief without creating obstacles for the deceased.
Published 06/04/11
Out of his great compassion, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya shared with us his life experiences and the knowledge he learned from his teachers for the benefit of our spiritual growth and development. This was a very precious opportunity to hear directly from the eldest lama in the Sakya tradition and one of the highest Tibetan lamas living today. Here Rinpoche discusses the two stages of Chenrezi practice. Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya.
Published 04/10/11
Out of his great compassion, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya shared with us his life experiences and the knowledge he learned from his teachers for the benefit of our spiritual growth and development. This was a very precious opportunity to hear directly from the eldest lama in the Sakya tradition and one of the highest Tibetan lamas living today. Here Rinpoche offers a brief teaching on Karma. Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya.
Published 02/13/11
H.E. Dagmo Kusho instructs the new Buddhist practitioner in the traditional customary protocols learned from her own experience. This class covers in greater detail the little red book of Tibetan Buddhist Customs, which is sold in our Dharma shop. Dagmo Kusho also shares her experiences and stories of the lamas in Old Tibet.
Published 01/16/11
Out of his great compassion, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya shared with us his life experiences and the knowledge he learned from his teachers for the benefit of our spiritual growth and development. This was a very precious opportunity to hear directly from the eldest lama in the Sakya tradition and one of the highest Tibetan lamas living today. Here Rinpoche discusses Chenrezi and compassion practice as well as Chenrezi's connection to the Sakya lineage. Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya.
Published 01/16/11
Tibetan Medicine is one of the most ancient practices of healing known to humanity, dating back 4,000 years. Until quite recently this ancient wisdom was practiced throughout Tibet virtually without change, its knowledge handed down through generations of lay and monastic doctors. Today, carried with the Tibetan diaspora, practices of this ancient healing wisdom are being offered in the West as an alternative to mainstream health practices. This lecture will introduce insights of healing...
Published 11/18/08
The 21 Praises of Tara is one of the key pieces of the Green Tara long sadhana. Each praise describes a different aspect of Tara, who is the feminine yidam of compassionate action. H.E. Dagmo Kusho teaches about each of these different aspects to understand how compassion and protection can be shown when different obstacles arise. Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye.
Published 10/22/08
We in the west are relatively unfamiliar with the Buddhist world view, even though it has great significance to those who would follow and / or study the path of the Buddha. This talk is an orientation to the Tibetan Buddhist world view. Cosmology is a branch of philosophy dealing with the origin, processes, and structure of the universe. This presentation describes from Buddhist viewpoints the origins of the universe, the process by which it begins, develops, and dissolves, and the way the...
Published 10/05/08
Our beloved teacher, H.E. Jamyang Dagmo Kusho, is the niece of H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, co-founder of Sakya Tegchen Choling, the forerunner of Sakya Monastery, Seattle. In this lecture, Dagmo Kusho shares with us her first hand experiences with her uncle: his life; his leadership as Abbot of Tharlam Monastery Tibet and Nepal; their escape from the communists; their life in Seattle; and his teachings. As a living example of boundless compassion, selfless generosity, pure moral conduct,...
Published 01/23/08
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here he discusses the ten powers of the Buddha and the two types of selflessness. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 01/13/08
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche discusses the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 02/04/07
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching on Vajrakilaya and Hevajra - the main Sakya deity practice. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 09/10/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche discusses the importance and benefit of Compassion. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 07/23/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche discusses the history and dharma of the Sakya school. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 06/18/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche discusses the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and some of his teachers from each of the schools. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 05/28/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche talks about the two different types of God Realms: Worldly and Transcendental. He also explains the different types of protector deities and the different types of protections they give. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 05/21/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche teaches about the three different types of faith: simple, believing, and aspiring. Dagchen Rinpoche also teaches about the importance of clearing away our obscurations, so we can develop a deeper faith, and connection with the Guru, or Lama. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 05/07/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here he discusses the Triple Gem, the two truths, and the abbreviated Heart Sutra, explaining that that the first four lines of the Heart Sutra sum up most of the text. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 03/19/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching on the Heart Sutra practice. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 02/19/06
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya offered this brief teaching during the Chenrezi practice. Here Rinpoche discusses proper motivation for practice. Translator: Dr. Jeff Schoening.
Published 02/12/06