Publications

The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

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The Guru Drinks Bourbon? By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Edited by Amira Ben-Yehuda "Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our...

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Teachings on Ngöndro

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©2015 Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and Siddhartha’s Intent Society Notes of teachings on Pema Lingpa’s Kunzang Gongdu ngöndro given by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche during the Pema Lingpa Tersar Wangs and Lungs at Bartsham, Bhutan over the period from December 22, 2013 through January 9, 2014. GO...

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Parting from the Four Attachments

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From Calvin Klein to Coca-Cola, our whole culture teaches us to grasp and fixate. This message is the exact opposite message we get from the fourth benchmark which warns that if we grasp, the view is lost. But in the modern world, if...

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What to do at India's Buddhist Holy Sites

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Rinpoche wrote this book in response to the questions students frequently ask about going on pilgrimage to Buddhist holy sites. What to do at India's Buddhist Holy Sites is not a guidebook for ordinary tourists, but for Buddhists who wish to purify their defilements and accumulate merit by going...

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What Makes You Not a Buddhist

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Moving away from conventional presentations of Buddhist teachings, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche challenges readers to make sure they know what they're talking about before they claim to be Buddhist. With wit and irony, Rinpoche urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism beyond a...

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Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices

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Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be “happy”? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not...

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Buddha Nature

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Arya Maitreya’s Mahayana-Uttaratantra-Shastra is one of the most important teachings on Buddha-nature and enlightenment. It is revered by Buddhist masters as a very special text, one of the five great teachings given by Lord Maitreya to Asanga, and part of the third turning of...

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Introduction to the Middle Way

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In a series of annual events between 1996-2000, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche gave extensive commentary and teachings on Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara at Chanteloube, Dordogne, France. He received these teachings from many great masters including Khenpo Appey Rinpoche in Nepal. The fully revised and annotated text of these...

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