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Much More-Than-Six-Words of Advice — Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaches on Mindfulness of Body; Anger; and Healing Through Meditation (Mahamudra Teachings Session 2)

By Lee Kane / April 19, 2015 /

Part 2 of introductory Mahamudra, teachings from Zasep Tulku Rinpoche For Part 1, “More Than Six Words” please visit>> For Part 3, “Mindfulness of Feelings” please visit>> “Don’t recall, don’t imagine, don’t think, don’t examine, don’t control, rest,” Tilopa’s six word’s of advice to Naropa, could be said to be an important concept for understanding…

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Archaya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaching in Owen Sound: Weekend Retreat on Mahamudra meditation and the healing practice of Medicine Buddha

By Lee Kane / April 7, 2015 /

This weekend, people able to travel to picturesque Owen Sound, Canada, will have a rare opportunity to receive two days of teachings from Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, a highly realized teacher. A very full teaching plan includes two powerful practices—Mahamudra meditation and the healing practice of Medicine Buddha. (More information>>)     The teachings cover visualization,…

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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 in October for Teachings on Chittamani Tara, Black Dakini and Lamrim

By Lee Kane / August 25, 2014 /

His Eminence Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will return to Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Center, Toronto, in October 2014 for three weeks of precious teachings and initiations: Chod initiation of the Five Dakinis. This is a Mana Annut Yoga Tantra for advanced students: October 10, 2014 Weekend teaching and practice of Gaden Tradition Black Dakini.…

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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: 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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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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Healing video: full Medicine Buddha guided meditation with Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche; with Medicine Buddha Mantra chanting by Yoko Dharma

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / July 8, 2017 /

The most Venerable Zasep Rinpoche guides a full Medicine Buddha healing visualization meditation followed by the amazing vocals of Yoko Dharma chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra for several minutes. Sit straight, close your eyes and let Rinpoche guide you with the healing light and nectar of the great Medicine Buddha, then chant along with Yoko…

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“Mahamudra is ultimately about trying to experience absolute truth” — and Helping Your Mind Get to Know Your Mind: Teaching Retreat Notes, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Lee Kane / May 14, 2017 /

The stirring beat of many drums and a festive rise of musical voices broke the serene silence of a sunny and warm Saturday morning on sparkling Georgian Bay. In a nice surprise for the many attendees of a much-anticipated Mahamudra retreat, Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche—an internationally respected Buddhist teacher—was joyously “drummed in” by people from the local native…

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