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Aspiration of Samantabhadra, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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The Aspiration of Samantabhadra belongs to the Dzogchen tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. It comes from the primordial or dharmakaya Buddha Samantabhadra. This prayer presents the path to complete awakening according to the Dzogchen tradition as well as instructions that make our path more genuine and correct. It is a prayer that expresses the different manifestations of rigpa, which is our baste awareness, in ordinary life. Further, it is a prayer and aspiration for realization of rigpa, realization of the genuine path, and realization of the genuine teacher.
Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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Composed by the great Indian Buddhist master, Atisha while he was teaching in Tibet, this text presents Atisha's profound and concise response to seven questions posed by Tibetan masters about the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana paths. Rinpoche's teaching on Atisha's text is based on a commentary found in "The Treasury of Oral Instructions"by Jamgon Kontrul Lodro Thaye (1832-1899 C.E.). These 14 talks provide clear and engaging instructions on the three types of practitioners, aspiration and application bodhicitta, training in discipline, training in concentration, and training in supreme knowledge and secret mantra. 
Bardo Teachings, DVD
Bardo Teachings, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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The 11th Annual Treasury of Knowledge Retreat

In it's deepest meaning, bardo refers to the experience of the awakened nature of mind in every present moment. In order to realize that awakened state, the extensive teachings on bardo present the six bardos of living, dreaming, meditation, dying, dharmata and becoming. These six encompass all conscious experience. In these talks, Rinpoche teaches the profound practices for realizing our nature of mind that are most appropriate for each bardo. In this extensive yet lively teaching, Rinpoche provides commentary on the bardo teachings of Padmasambhava using a text by the great terton, Karma Lingpa. Rinpoche supplements this with additional commentary on the bardo and powa yogas of the Six Yogas of Naropa section of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye's Treasury of Knowledge.
Bodhicharyavatara, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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In the Bodhicharyavatara, the great Indian scholar, Shantideva presents teachings on the path of the Bodhisattvas in beautifully written verses. In these talks, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche provides profound and engaging commentary on this classic text. Rinpoche begins by teaching about Shantideva and the masters who brought these teachings to the Kagyu lineage.
Compassion Without Limit: The Courageous Heart and Lojong Practice, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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In this remarkable series of talks Rinpoche explains the process in detail in a penetrating, humorous and insightful manner. In three of the five talks extensive Q & A sessions follow Rinpoche's presentations, providing opportunities to understand how the teachings apply to real-world, personal situations.
Compassion Without Limit, Public Talk, DVD
Compassion Without Limit: The Courageous Heart and Lojong Practice, Public Talk, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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Truly limitless compassion for oneself and others seems an unattainable goal, yet The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows that it is attainable by ordinary people. Rinpoche presents a seven-stage lojong (mind training) practice from, the Kadampa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism designed to help individuals dissolve their mental habitual patterns of fear and self-clinging. Using gentle, easily remembered practices, a gradual transformation in outlook takes place naturally.
Emotions as the Path, Not the Problem (DVD)
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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The Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism holds that our emotions, in their essence, are undifferentiable from our enlightened true nature and that we can realize this by relating to emotions skillfully. Developing this skill with our most destructive emotions is a challenging and gradual process.
Emotions, DVD
Emotions, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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These teachings present a path for working with emotions that is firmly grounded in the teachings of the Buddhist treatises. At the same time, the format, practice category names and practice sequence used by Rinpoche to present this material are complementary to western psychology and are easily understood by western practitioners. Rinpoche's introductory talk outlines the view of emotions and methods for working with emotions in the three yanas.
Four Foundations of Mindfulness, DVD
Four Foundations of Mindfulness, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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By settling your mind and investigating the true nature of your body, feelings, mind, and the world around you, it is possible not only to connect with a natural calmness, but also to uncover profound insights that bring freedom from suffering.
Guru Rinpoche Prayer
Guru Rinpoche Prayer: The Self_liberation of All Thoughts (DVD)
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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The Guru Rinpoche Prayer we sing so often is a significant Dzogchen text. Rinpoche begins his teaching on this text with beautiful, profound, and detailed visualization instructions for practicing the Guru Rinpoche Prayer as a Gury Yoga of the Dzogchen lineage. For anyone who is familiar with the Guru Rinpoche Prayer these instructions are deeply moving and inspiring. Rinpoche then provides an extensive, clear, and detailed teaching on the Dzogchen view based on a verse by Longchenpa from The Treasury of Basic States of Phenomena (Dharmata).
Heart to Heart: A Program for the LGBT Dharma Community
Heart to Heart: A Program for the LGBT Dharma Community, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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Dharma practitioners from the LGBT community face numerous obstacles both in life and in the practice of dharma. In his morning talk, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches about the Buddhist path of practice, skillfully relating each topic to issues that arise for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community of practitioners. The topics Rinpoche addresses include conceptual labeling and discrimination, working with the emotion of desire or passion in the three yanas, and cultivating healthy relationships.
Independence and Interdependence (DVD)
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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Appreciating our personal identity is not inconsistent with the path of spiritual awakening. Correctly understanding our individuality can take us beyond the limited, habitual ways we see ourselves and our world and lead us to a deeper appreciation of all things. However, spending too much energy trying to define our individuality drains us of genuine inspiration.
Mahamudra: Context, History, Ground, Path, DVD
Mahamudra: Context, History, Ground, Path and Practice, DVD
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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Whether you have previously received and practiced extensive teachings on mahamudra or are looking for an introduction to mahamudra practice you will find these recordings extremely helpful. Rinpoche begins by placing mahamudra in the context of the three yana Buddhist journey, explaining how impermanence, emptiness, non-duality, bodhicitta and accumulation of merit relate to realizing the nature of mind. He then teaches about the indirect and direct lineage of mahamudra and explains the importance of the spiritual friend to mahamudra practice.
Mahamudra: The Path of Simplicity, DVD
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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Mahamudra refers to the unfabricated wisdom nature of our mind. Experiencing this nature of mind is a genuine and personal experience of freedom from the bonds of conceptuality, hope and fear. In these talks, Rinpoche provides teachings on the nature of mind, including methods for working with thoughts in meditation, resting in the present, and bringing meditation into our post-meditation world. He teaches methods for resting the mind (posture of body, posture of mind and posture of focal object) and for analyzing the mind. These talks include several guided meditation sessions and teachings on correcting misunderstandings of mind, as well as six methods for bringing mahamudra practice into post-meditation.
Mind Beyond Death, DVD
Mind Beyond Death, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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The ultimate meaning of bardo is found in the precious experience of  now, recognizing the clarity and beauty of every moment and making it meaningful. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche begins these talks by introducing the essential meaning of bardo and introducing the more elaborate six stages of bardo. In talks two and three, Rinpoche teaches extensively on the natural bardo of this life, providing moving and uplifting methods for making this life beneficial and meaningful in every moment.
Northeast USA Tour 2013 (DVD set) <Br> By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Northeast USA Tour 2013 (DVD set)
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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This set of 10 DVDs is a collection of all teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche during his 2013 tour of the Northeast USA. The individual teachings are described below. Separate DVD sets for each of the three teachings are also available, as are MP3 Audio Downloads for the full set, or for each individual teaching. Northeast USA Tour 2013 (DVD set) Nine Talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and one talk and Q&A session by Acharya Lhakpa Tshering on 10 DVDs. Multi-camera, live-mix video. 15.5 hours of video.
Precious Garland of the Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Precious Garland of the Four Dharmas of Gampopa (DVD)
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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This text represents the unity of Mahamudra (Gampopa) and Dzogchen (Longchenpa).Rinpoche teaches on this text from a practice perspective. In order to make the text more understandable, he provides an outline of the text, identifying the topics presented in each group of verses. Rather than approach the text with a line by line explanation, Rinpoche teaches the essence of what appears in the text and provides profound and detailed instruction on how we can practice these materials in our daily life.
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, DVD
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness is a classic text by the great modern-day yogi Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. In these videos The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches on this text which presents the main schools of Buddhist philosophy with their progressively more subtle and refined views of the essential nature of reality. Rinpoche's commentary provides students with the means to realize the nature of reality through a series of meditation practices beginning with coarse, commonsense understanding and progressing through increasingly profound practices designed to help practitioners arrive at complete and perfect understanding.
Samadhi: Stages of Meditation DVD
Samadhi: Stages of Meditation According to Sutra & Tantra Traditions, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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In these eleven talks the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche presents teachings on the progressive stages of Buddhist practice all the way through the three yanas - Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. He emphasizes that all Buddhist practices, whether formal meditation or post-meditation, involve working with our mind. In this teaching, Rinpoche presents practices from each of the three yanas that allow us to work with our minds to transform our negative emotions and discover the pure nature of mind - the wisdom of enlightenment.
Song of Lodro Thaye: The Vajra Song of the First Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche , DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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The Song of Lodro Thaye is a doha or song of realization written by the First Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. This song is published in The Rain of Wisdom (Shambhala) and in Cloudless Sky (Shambhala) where it appears along with a commentary by the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. In these recordings, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's commentary begins with an extensive and moving teaching on the relationship between devotion and realization as taught in the homage stanza of Jamgon Kongtrul's song.
Spontaneous Dharma Talks: The Essence of the Buddhist Path, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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These talks are helpful for both beginning and experienced dharma practitioners. Rinpoche identifies the single message of Buddha's teaching as working with the mind to discover the true nature of mind. Rinpoche provides a clear and entertaining teaching on the essential practices for working with mind: Shamatha, Vipashyana and Renunciation. In Talk two, he continues to develop the theme of renunciation,  describing our usual habitual patterns and their painful consequences and providing profound advice on working with our confusion and reminding us that we have the power to transform the our minds and the world with wisdom and kindness.
Teachings on Lojong Practice, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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The Seven Points of Mind Training
Lojong or mind training practice is the heart essence of Mahayana practice. Complete enlightenment is not possible without mind training. In these talks, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches the Seven Points of Mind Training, (Lojong) that were brought to Tibet by the great Indian master Atisha (982- 1054 AD) and written down by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101-1175 AD), a Tibetan master in the Kadampa tradition.
Teachings on Tantra, DVD, Ponlop Rinpoche
Teachings on Tantra, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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In these twelve talks, Rinpoche provides extensive teachings on Tantra based on Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye's Treasury of Knowledge. After explaining the differences between the vajrayana path and the sutrayana paths, Rinpoche presents the utpattikrama (creation) and sampannakrama (completion) stages of Path Tantra in terms of their essence and qualities, definition, the reasons for two stages (definite number), the reasons for the order of the two stages (sequence), and the reasons why utpattikrama and sampannakrama lead to liberation.
The Altruistic Heart: Training in the Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
The Altruistic Heart: Training in the Four Immeasurables (DVD)
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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The four immeasurables loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity are meditative trainings that transform our inherent qualities from dormant seeds to a loving presence. Speaking from the heart and from experience, Rinpoches teaching provides fresh and profound insights, opening our hearts and encouraging us to bring these teachings into our world.
Transforming Suffering and Happiness (DVD) <br>  By: Ponlop Rinpoche
Transforming Suffering and Happiness (DVD)
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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In this retreat, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche taught on a text by Dodrupchen Jikme Tenpe Nyima, a Nyingma master with a strong connection to Dzogchen Monastery. The teaching, Transforming Suffering and Happiness, presents a profound, yet easily accessible approach to transforming suffering and happiness from obstructions to aids on the path to enlightenment. This teaching is simply breathtaking in all respects. The text provides a method for working with our habitual patterns of relating to suffering that is easy to understand, yet simultaneously mind-altering even for long-time practitioners.
Union of Wisdom And Compassion, DVD, Ponlop Rinpoche
Union of Wisdom And Compassion, DVD
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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Wisdom is the direct experience of the true nature of mind. Compassion, which flows directly from that experience, is the desire that all beings be free from suffering. The union of these two is enlightenment. In these four remarkable talks, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche defines and delineates both wisdom and compassion from the perspectives of first the hinayana, then mahayana and finally vajrayana paths of Tibetan Buddhism.
Unsurpassable Vehicle (DVDs)  By: Jim Scott
Unsurpassable Vehicle (DVDs)
By: Jim Scott
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Jim Scott learned songs of realization from Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche in the Tibetan tradition of enlightened masters such as Milarepa, Guru Rinpoche, and Gtsangpa. At Rinpoche's request, Jim translated these songs into English and gave them melodies. In this weekend teaching Jim teaches the meaning of the songs and then leads the group in singing them. He teaches that singing these songs is shamatha and vipashyana combined. Singing calms the mind and the words provide the opportunity to contemplate the meaning. Understanding that a realized mind is an awakened heart, he calls these Songs to Waken the Heart.
Vajrasattva Practice, DVD-R
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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Vajrasattva manifested through loving kindness, compassion and wisdom to benefit all beings.  Vajrasattva’s main aspiration is to purify negativities and obscurations that prevent us from experiencing and realizing are not separate endeavors.  Purification leads to realization, and realization of the true nature of mind is purification.  In these talks Rinpoche provides detailed instructions on the Vajrasattva practice, including an extensive teaching on the four powers that are necessary for purification (support, applying the antidote, regret and resolve or turning away),  Furthermore, Rinpoche also teaches three levels of Vajrasattva practice:outer (Kriya tantra), inner (Charya Tantra) and secret (Yoga Tantra).
Vast Heart, Profound Mind, DVD
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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Drawing on the wisdom of traditional Indian and Tibetan tests on philosophy and meditation and on the oral instructions of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche provides profound, extensive and practical instructions on methods for bringing both suffering and happiness to the Mahayana path. Rinpoche begins by explaining that genuine happiness comes from within and that the source of our suffering is ignorance and confusion that gives rise to habitual patters of labeling and negativity.
Vast Heart, Profound Mind Public Talk, DVD, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Vast Heart, Profound Mind, DVD
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By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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In this Friday night talk Ponlop Rinpoche provides an engaging introduction to the topic of bringing suffering and happiness to the path, which was the subject of the weekend teaching that followed.
Vipashyana-Analytical Meditation from the Treasury of Knowledge (DVDs)
Vipashyana-Analytical Meditation from the Treasury of Knowledge (DVDs)
By: Ponlop Rinpoche
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These talks on vipashyana (analytical meditation) provide a wonderful academic introduction to the practices of analytical meditation together with some excellent practice pointers and instructions. The source of this teaching is The Treasury of Knowledge by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Rinpoche begins by providing an inspiring history of this great teacher and his work, emphasizing the extent and importance of his contribution to Buddhist thought and practice.
Wild Awakening (DVD)
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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This mahamudra teaching is both profound and visually beautiful. In these five talks, recorded at KTD Monastery in 2004 and recently edited by Peter Elias for Vajra Echoes, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche provides teachings based on his book, "Wild Awakening, The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen", published by Shambhala (2003). With humor and insight, Rinpoche begins by explaining the meaning of Wild Awakening. He discusses our motivation to practice and presents the view of mahamudra as well as the role the guru/student relationship plays in moving us along the path to enlightenment.
Wisdom of Emotions, DVD
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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Although it may seem counter-intuitive, the basic nature of strong emotions is wisdom.  Anger, jealousy, pride, attachment, willful indifference and other emotions all seem to be inherently negative, and from a  relative perspective, are destructive to ourselves and to others.