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Zasep Tulku Rinpoche discusses decades of teaching, advice for beginner students and funny stories of his teachers.

By Lee Kane / May 27, 2019 /

H.E. Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is always quick to smile and laugh, regardless of a hectic teaching schedule that has him spending many hours flying around the world. Despite a very tight three week schedule of teachings at Gaden Choling in Toronto, the Venerable teacher found time for an in-depth interview with Buddha Weekly just…

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Video: Heart Sutra Commentary by H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Part 1: Teachings on Emptiness and the Skandas of Form and Feeling

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / June 2, 2018 /

In part 1 of his 2-part teaching on the Heart Sutra, H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche goes into detail on the first two Skandas (Form and Feeling): Form is Emptiness; Emptiness is Form. Feelings are Emptiness; Emptiness is Feeling. He explains the profound meaning — and why it is comforting to Buddhists.

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H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche brings two rare Buddhist teachings from the “clear vision” of famous Yogi Takpuwa Dorje Chang to Ontario, Canada in March

By Lee Kane / March 10, 2018 /

H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche’s much anticipated return to Ontario, Canada promises to be rare opportunity to receive rarely offered empowerments from the famed cycle of 13 initiations: the “Clear Vision” of the legendary Gelugpa Yogi and Mahasiddha Takpuwa Dorje Chang. These two special empowerments — requested by senior students of Rinpoche — are only two…

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Healing event: rare weekend Medicine Buddha healing mini-retreat with H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche in Owen Sound, March 31-April1

By Lee Kane / February 28, 2018 /

Medicine Buddha practices are universally popular and very effective for self-healing. Millions of Buddhists around the world rely on Medicine Buddha practices to support their healing journeys. Our feature story on Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru is our second most popular story for good reason. [Story here>>] Reading about the “First Doctor, Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru” is very…

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Video teaching: Metta and Karuna, the “most important” Buddhist practices of Love and Compassion, from H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche with Lama Tsongkhapa Migtsema mantra chanted by Yoko Dharma

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / November 16, 2017 /

Metta and Karuna — Love and Compassion, respectively — are two of the three foundations of Buddhist practice. The third is “Shunyata”, the wisdom of Emptiness. Loving Kindness and Compassion has been called, together, the “most important practice” in Buddhism. In this short teaching video, H.E. Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche answers a student’s question:…

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“Mind is the creator of our own happiness or suffering”—Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaches Lojong Seven-Point Mind Training

By Lee Kane / June 27, 2017 /

By Lee Kane “On one level all our minds are connected,” said Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche in his introductory remarks at a weekend retreat dedicated to Lojong Seven-point mind training. “We are the creators of our suffering. Everything depends on mind.” Lojong literally can translate as “mind training”— lo, mind; jong, training. Lojong is both…

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Archaya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre

H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Teaching in Toronto Area: Three Principle Paths of Lam Rim, Lama Je Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga Path of Clear Light and Bliss, Vajrayogini 11 Yogas; and Initiations in Sarasvati, Medicine Buddha, Chod, Vajrayogini, Black Manjushri, and Palden Lhamo

By Lee Kane / November 11, 2016 /

His Eminence Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will tour through Toronto for an autumn/winter schedule of teachings at Gaden Choling in Toronto, including the “Three Principle Paths of Lam Rim”, and “Lama Tsongkhapas Guru Yoga Path of Clear Light and Bliss”. In November and December, for those seeking an even more committed practice, Zasep Rinpoche will offer…

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Commentary On The Heart Sutra by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche — Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / October 30, 2016 /

Commentary by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche — spiritual head of many Buddhist meditation centres in North America and Australia, author of two books, including a new autobiography (Review here>>). Commentary given in English at Golden Blue Lotus Centre, Moscow, Idaho, Fall 2004. (Rinpoche’s biography at end of feature.) Note: Errors and edits are due to…

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H.E. Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Returns to Toronto for a Round of Precious Teachings, Including Medicine Buddha, 11 Yogas of Vajrayogini, Palden Lhamo, Chod and Black Manjushri

By Lee Kane / September 8, 2016 /

The most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche returns for another month-long teaching stop in Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre in Ontario, Canada for November of this year. Rinpoche is the spiritual director of many meditation centres in North America and Australia (see list at bottom of this feature), and tours constantly to deliver precious teachings.…

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Part 3: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche discusses how to find a teacher; why its important to meditate on death; how to start with Deity Yoga; how wrathful Deities can be misunderstood; and the role of internet in Dharma teachings.

By Lee Kane / March 7, 2016 /

Buddha Weekly continues its special series “Interviews with the Teachers” with part 3 of an extensive hours-long interview with the most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche is spiritual director of many temples, meditation centres and retreat centres in Australia, the United States and Canada and teaches also in Mexico and Mongolia. Future scheduled teachings from Zasep Rinpoche…

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Thirteenth Zasep Tulku, Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, an Internationally Respected Teacher, in Toronto June 8-18

Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Returns to Toronto for Extensive Round of Buddhist Teachings in April at Gaden Choling Toronto: Ngondro Foundation Practice, Mahamudra, Six Session Yoga, La Gug Life Force Retrieval and Kalachakra.

By Lee Kane / February 29, 2016 /

Recently, Buddha Weekly interviewed the most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, a learned Tibetan teacher of the Gelug lineage. The spiritual head of many temples and meditation centres in Canada, United States, and Australia, the eminent guru will make his semi-annual teaching round in Toronto, Canada in April 2016. (Full schedule below, or visit Gaden Choling…

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Part 2 of Interview with the Teachers: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche discusses how Buddhism can help with today’s problems; on how we should think of hell realms and reincarnation; and how to practice when you have so little time.

By Lee Kane / February 29, 2016 /

Buddha Weekly continues its special series “Interviews with the Teachers” with part 2 of an extensive hours-long interview with the most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche is spiritual director of many temples, meditation centres and retreat centres in Australia, the United States and Canada and teaches also in Mexico and Mongolia.  He is also the author of…

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