“Everyone has Buddha Nature.” — Zasep Rinpoche
In a short video teaching, Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche explains why understanding “Buddha Nature” — in Sanskrit, tathāgatagarbha — can really inspire your Buddhist practice. This short teaching was in response to a question from a student.
With permission, five minutes of beautiful mantra chanting of the Heart Sutra Mantra with Yoko Dharma ends the session with meditational video images.
The student asked: What is Buddha Nature? Why is it important? How is it different from the concept of soul?
Full Video plays here [Full transcript below]:
Yoko Dharma’s brilliant vocalization of Heart Sutra mantra is used with her kind permission. Information on Yoko Dharma (or to download the track) please visit here>>
A previous Buddha Weekly full feature on Buddha Nature here:
Transcript of Video
Zasep Rinpoche: “Buddha Nature is called Tathāgatagarbha, in Sanskrit language. In Tibetan language Sangye Che Rig…” More to come (transcription in process).
ABOUT VENERABLE ZASEP TULKU RINPOCHE
Rinpoche is popularly known for his approachable teaching style, strong humor and teachings based on a long lineage of great lamas. His own gurus included the most celebrated of Gelug teachers: His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Thupten Wanggyel, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Venerable Lati Rinpoche, Venerable Tara Tulku Rinpoche and Venerable Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche.
Rinpoche is spiritual director of many temples, meditation centres and retreat centres in Australia, the United States and Canada. He was first invited to teach in Australia by Lama Thubten Yeshe in 1976.
Gaden for the West Meditation Centres
- Vajra Ling, Uralla, N.S.W.
- Losang Gyalwa Mandala, Sydney, N.S.W.
- Tenzing Ling Centre, Quamaa, N.S.W.
- Dorje Ling Retreat Centre, Lorina Valley, Tasmania
- Chittamani Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
- Gaden Choling, Toronto, Ontario
- Medicine Buddha Centre, Calgary, Alberta
- Potala Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Thunder Bay,Ontario
- Tashi Choling, Nelson, B. C.
- Zuru Ling Society, Vancouver, B.C.
- Golden Blue Lotus Tara Meditation Center, Moscow, Idaho
- TsongKhapa Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Vajrayogini Center, Seattle, Washington
Yoko Dharma’s brilliant vocalization of Heart Sutra is used with her kind permission. Information on Yoko Dharma (or to download the track) please visit here>>