Archive for December 2018

Ultimate Truth According to Buddhism

By Matthieu Ricard on December 18, 2018

During a teaching that I attended in Nepal given by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche he reminded us that all of the Buddha’s teachings were given so that we may realize, in stages, the ultimate truth. If we limit ourselves to only conventional or relative truth, our understanding will remain narrow. It is said that meditative experiences are fle...

The Enlightened Vagabond, The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche - Part 3 : A Robber Sets His Sights on an Offering of Silver

By Matthieu Ricard on December 04, 2018

A landscape near Dzogchen Monastery, in eastern Tibet Near the monastery of Dzamthang, Patrul was sitting on a grassy mound, having just finished teaching The Way of the Bodhisattva to a large crowd of people. An old man who had attended the teachings came up to him and offered him a large piece of silver called “horse-hoof silver” becaus...