2010 News from Osel Ling Monastery

ANNOUNCING the inauguration of the new monastic college at Osel Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal! Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche recently announced that Mingyur Rinpoche will be taking responsibility for Osel Ling Monastery beginning in early 2010. Osel Ling was originally given to both brothers by their late father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. In recent … READ MORE


Devotion Retreat~8/7-13/09 Crestone, CO

Tsoknyi Rinpoche held the first initial retreat considering the matter of devotion this summer in Crestone, Colorado. Krishna Das attended with musicians from his band–tabla player Arjuna and bass player Patrick Hammond–supplementing the retreat with juicy devotional kirtan (call and response) chants throughout the week.


New Shakyamuni Buddha for Crestone Shrine

In August 2009, just prior to the beginning of the Devotion Retreat, Crestone received an exquisite new Rupa for its retreat shrine. After installation, the new Rupa presided over the two Crestone retreats and Month-long. Here is Brady Hogan transporting the statue en route  to his new home.


May 15~21, 2009: Haifa, Israel

ADVANCED DZOGCHEN RETREAT (as reported by Ilya Natanzon) Shuny Hollander presents the mandala offering to Tsoknyi Rinpoche during the concluding ceremony, requesting the teacher to remain as the Vajra Body, Speech, and Mind. The Advanced Dzogchen Retreat took place in Kibbutz Kadarim, where Rinpoche taught two open retreats in previous years. Rinpoche does not teach … READ MORE


Argentina Retreats ~ 2009

Rinpoche began his South American teachings with a lovely, informal talk on Sunday, April 26th at a regular weekly evening meeting at Dongyuling Center in the Abboud home in Buenos Aires. Gerardo, Juani, and their daughter Sofia were generous hosts to Tsoknyi Rinpoche during his stay.

Gerardo Abboud

Mt. Madonna, California 4/18-24/09 Original Freedom

In a very spacious and lovely retreat center overlooking Monterey Bay near Watsonville, California, Rinpoche taught in part from a beautiful letter called A Letter in Praise of Emptiness, which his teacher Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche wrote to his mother on the nature of emptiness. Mt. Madonna Retreatants The profound Dzogchen teachings help us to directly … READ MORE


Bruton, Somerset, U.K. March/April 2009

The Bardo Retreat March 28–April 3, 2009 Rinpoche’s teachings on the Bardo marked the 10th anniversary of Pundarika U.K. and the 8th year since their first retreat took place. In honor of Carole Bishop’s hard work over the years, attendees presented her with a thank you gift, which greatly moved her. There was a real … READ MORE


Beatenberg, Switzerland: March 2009

Dzogchen: The Nature of Mind March 21–27, 2009 With greetings from Switzerland by Fred von Allmen “Rinpoche arrived at the Zurich airport where Serena and I picked him up and took him to an apartment at a Buddhist center in Bern, so that he could rest.


Letters from 3-year Retreatants

Here are a few personal letters from three of Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s students who are in three-year retreat in Dordogne, France, and that he wanted to share with the sangha: Dear Rinpoche, I hope you are well. I am happy to say that all is well here. I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity. Tulku … READ MORE


Washington, D.C.: October 2008

Dzogchen: The Great Perfection October 22, 24 – 30, 2008 Tsoknyi Rinpoche gave a public talk entitled The Great Perfection: Tibetan Dzogchen Teachings to approximately 350 people at a large Unitarian Church, hosted by Insight Meditation Center and Tara Brach, in Washington, D.C. on October 22nd. Prior to beginning the retreat, Dzogchen: The Great Perfection … READ MORE

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