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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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Book Excerpt: Gelug Mahamudra, Eloquent Speech of Manjushri, a commentary and practice guide on Sutra and Tantra Mahamudra by H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / April 12, 2019 /

On November 24, Gelug Mahamudra: Eloquent Speech of Manjushri, will release with a book signing launch event in Toronto, Canada. The beautiful book, by H.E. Zasep Rinpoche, is lavishly illustrated in colour by well-known Tangkha artist Ben Christian. [1000 word excerpt from Chapter 1 below.] The book, Gelug Mahamudra Eloquent Speech of Manjushri, is a…

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Review: Gelug Mahamudra Eloquent Speech of Manjushri by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche; making the profound and complex meditation method concise and clear

By Lee Kane / February 28, 2019 /

In a new book, Gelug Mahamudra, Eloquent Speech of Manjushri, Zasep Rinpoche unpacks the profound subject of Mahamudra meditation — the “very heart of Buddha’s teachings” — for the modern western Buddhist student. (Available on Amazon>>) Drawing on many decades of teaching experience in the west, he distils volumes of knowledge on Mahamudra — the…

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Video Buddhist Advice 9: How Can Advanced Vajrayana Students Simplify and Manage Commitments and Practice? Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / February 21, 2019 /

In the ninth in a Buddhist practice video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Gaden for the West Centers, answers a student’s question [play video below]: What advice do you have for advanced students for their daily practice when they are too busy? Can you merge practices to…

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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: Vipashyana Mahamudra (Vipassana) short teaching on Madyamuka and brief guided meditation with H. E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Lee Kane / February 20, 2018 /

In a short 20 minute video teaching (followed by a brief guided meditation), H.E. Zasep Rinpoche introduces and clarifies the complex concepts of Vipashyana Mahamudra (Vipassana in Pali): literally: “liberating the mind.” [Video plays below. Full transcript below video (pending)]. Practices include, mind observing the mind, mind as object and mind as subject, mind as…

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Teaching video: Why is it important to state Bodhichitta motivation and dedicate the merit of practice? answered by H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / December 17, 2017 /

Every Mahayana Buddhist practice or meditation should begin with a Bodhichitta motivation and end with a Bodhichitta dedication. This is what makes the practice “great” or Maha. In a short video, H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche — spiritual head of Gaden for the West mediation centres — explains just why this practice is not simply symbolic…

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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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Tara Book excerpt and teaching: Who is Tara and how can She help us? An introduction to Tara, Karma, Shunyata, Dependent Arising, and Buddha Nature by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / September 18, 2017 /

Who, or what is Tara that she can show us that Enlightenment is in the palm of our hand? Tara is without a doubt the most beloved female deity in Tibetan Buddhism, revered for her swiftness in helping those who rely on her. She has been described as a Buddha for our modern age, a…

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Video: “How do I deal with my anger? Sometimes it consumes me and hurts others”: a Buddhist student asks teacher Ven. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / September 16, 2017 /

Anger is, unquestionably, the largest obstacle to Buddhist practice — and the most destructive — particularly in anger-prone modern times. Anger suppressed is unhealthy. Anger expressed inappropriately is dangerous. Zasep Rinpoche explains how in Buddhism there are “antidotes” to anger which are not only psychologically sound, they also bring peace and enhance our practice of…

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