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Cleaning the Whole Mirror

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) (First published in Mandala August-September 2008) “I hope that you understand what the word ’spiritual’ really means. It means to search for – to investigate – the true nature of the mind. There’s ...

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The Perfect Altar

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) (First published in Mandala June-July 2008) If we are honest we see how often our good intentions in Dharma practice collapse into the lesser intentions of our self-serving egos. Often we think we ...

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Being in Love

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) (First published in Mandala July-September 2009) I am in love. I adore my children and my grandchildren and my dog. What great pleasure there is when a grandchild runs up to me in ...

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Mindfulness and Dharma Practice

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) The winter sun is weak. No wind. The waves roll in parallel lines towards the shore. Myself, the dog, a couple of gulls, the otherwise empty beach are part of this quiet day. ...

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Tulshig Rinpoche and Off to Maratika

Tulshig Rinpoche and Off to Maratika

Kathmandu, Nepal – May 31, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Today the long life puja for Rinpoche started. Khadro-la said this puja was important to do for Rinpoche. It is done over three days. Dagri Rinpoche and Khadro-la are doing ...

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40 Hours to Bouddhanath Stupa

San Francisco, United States; Munich, Germany; and Kathmandu, Nepal – May 19 – 20, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Hello! Last month was spent in USA…got lost in the traffic! Now we’re on the road again. (Roadies, too much happened ...

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Hello, San Francisco!

San Francisco, United States – April 6, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: We left Dharamsala and missed our domestic flight. Then, drove to Delhi. Four hours remained before depature. In the meantime, Rinpoche met with one relative of Lama Yeshe. ...

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Leaving Tushita

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – April 4, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Two days before we leave: All of the Hayagriva retreatants were able to have an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness talked to the ...

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Long Life Puja and Meeting His Holiness

Long Life Puja and Meeting His Holiness

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – April 1, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: 5:30 a.m. …. We’re scrambling to get the White Tara long life puja ready, preparation begins at 6 a.m. Suddenly, Dagri Rinpoche arrives with Namgyal Monastery’s umze ...

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Midnight Hour and all is Well

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 31, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: It is midnight….Rinpoche is relaxed and quietly dictating letters to students about practice, I am talking on the phone to International Office, Sangpo is organizing the gifts ...

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Pujas and Preparations

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 30, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: At 1:30 a.m., Rinpoche finished teaching how to do the visualization for the fire puja of Most Secret Hayagriva. The retreatants started reciting the sadhana at 5 ...

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Hayagriva Retreat and Monkey Business

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 29, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: It is 3 a.m. and I have been helping Rinpoche write letters to his students. One letter has been done in three stages, and we are currently ...

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