Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche

By Matthieu Ricard on September 30, 2011

Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in Népal. 1983 Shuksep Jetsun Chönyi Zangmo (1865-1953), a female spiritual teacher of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893-1959), another important teacher of Trulshik Rinpoche

KYABJE TRULSHIK RINPOCHE, a short biography -2

By Matthieu Ricard on September 28, 2011

KYABJE TRULSHIK RINPOCHE, a short biography -2 When Trulshik Rinpoche was 38 years old, he received from Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche the empowerments, reading transmissions and explanations of the whole Nyingma Kahma. He was also the sponsor for that important teaching. He also met Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for the first time. The first t...

KYABJE TRULSHIK RINPOCHE, a short biography -1

By Matthieu Ricard on September 24, 2011

Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche (1924-2011) was is one of the last great masters to have completed a truly extensive study, training and practice of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the extraordinary cultural environment of Tibet prior to its invasion by the Chinese communist régime. Close disciple of some of the greatest Buddhist practitioners of ...

Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche -4

By Matthieu Ricard on September 19, 2011

Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche was chiefly a master of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism but, like Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he was a perfect example of a non-sectarian teacher. On these photographs he can be seen wearing the hats of the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Geluk. These images were taken during t...

Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche - 3

By Matthieu Ricard on September 15, 2011

The ceremonies connected with the Parinirvana of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, who left this world on September 2nd, are continuing at Sitapala, near Kathmandu. They are now focused on the practice of Guru Yoga (Union with the ultimate nature of the teacher) and of the Buddha of Compassion (Thukje Chenpo Deshek Dupa, according to the Mindrolin...

Ceremonies for Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche's parinirvana

By Matthieu Ricard on September 12, 2011

Offering ceremonies related to the departure of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche from this world are continuing at his residence near Kathmandu in Nepal. Everyday, around 50 Lamas, monks and nuns perform a ceremony (Vajrasatva) in the main room, while hundred of devotees pray in the garden around the house. At night a few monks take turn to practice ...

Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche left our world

By Matthieu Ricard on September 07, 2011

Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche (1924-2011), one of the most revered spiritual masters of our time left our world last Friday at his newly built monastery, near the great Stupa of Swayambunath in Nepal. He was the closest spiritual friend, both student and teacher, of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a very close disciple of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoc...

The pursuit of selfish versus altruistic happiness

By Matthieu Ricard on August 27, 2011

Developing our own positive inner qualities is the best way to help others in a more effective way. At the beginning, our personal experience is our only reference point. Our personal, self-centered experience, which tells us that we don't want to suffer, can become the basis for a much larger point of view that includes all beings. We are al...

Dialogue with father Ceyrac - 3rd part

By Matthieu Ricard on August 19, 2011

M.R.: The worst yet is to imagine that we can be happy in an selfish way. A selfish happiness is fundamentally dysfunctional. Some imagine that they can build their happiness on the suffering of others, while our happiness must necessarily pass through the love and happiness of others. In Buddhism, there is a practice that consists in exchang...

A dialogue with Father Ceyrac

By Matthieu Ricard on August 13, 2011

M.R.: I am also convinced that every human being has within him a potential for loving-kindness, even if at times he strays from this basic goodness in monstrous ways. When people feel a deep anguish that they cannot define, it is perhaps because they have a doubt concerning this potential for love and goodness that is within us. Without this...