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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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“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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“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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Healing and Foundation Practices Video: Learning from the Teachers Video Series with Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Lee Kane / May 6, 2017 /

In the second of a new Buddha Weekly Video Series, three students ask a teacher about foundation practices, Medicine Buddha, Black Manjushri and healing practices for the self and others. Question 1: “Even if you haven’t finished foundation practices, are there benefits to doing practices such as Tara and Medicine Buddha?” Question 2: “Do you…

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Purifying Negative Karma Advice Video: How to Purify Obstructions and Defilements with Vajrasattva Practice and Other Buddhist Meditations, Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / March 26, 2017 /

In the eighth 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 practical advice would you give to a new student to purify their mental difilements and bad karma? Can you speak…

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Buddhist Teacher Advice Video 7: Keeping Motivated in Your Daily Practice, Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / March 19, 2017 /

In the seventh in a new 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: What advice would you give to a student for keeping motivated and excited about daily practice? Rinpoche explains the importance of regular daily practice, inspired…

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Buddha Weekly Video Advice from the Teachers 6 For the Beginner Starting Practices Buddhism Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Teacher Advice Video 6: What Advice Would You Give to a Student New to Buddhism as Starting Practices? — — Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / March 8, 2017 /

In the sixth in a new 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: “What advice would you give to a student new to Buddhism as starting practices?” Rinpoche suggests core practices such as mindfulness of breathing meditation and study…

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Video: Students Ask the Buddhist Teacher: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a pet? Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / February 12, 2017 /

In the fourth of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide for Gaden for the West, answers a student’s question about loss of a pet: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a beloved pet? Full transcript below video.     Rinpoche: “That’s…

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Using Mindfulness to Combat Memory Loss, Early Alzheimers or Dementia: Helpful Video Advice from Buddhist Teacher Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, with the full Satipatthana Sutra

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / February 7, 2017 /

In the third of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide for Gaden for the West, answers a student’s question about memory loss: What advice would you give for a student who is concerned with memory loss, or the onslaught of early Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Full transcript below, together with the…

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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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Book Review: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche’s “A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada” is Equal Parts Autobiography, Spiritual Epic Journey, Gripping Adventure Narrative, Inspiring Buddhist Life Example, and a Travelogue Spanning Nine Countries.

By Lee Kane / October 24, 2016 /

An alternate title for Zasep Tulku Rinpoche’s fascinating and breathless photo-illustrated autobiography might be “From Land of Snows to Land of Snows.” Born in Tibet and raised as a Tulku and future Rinpoche by the great Buddhist teachers of the high plateau, Zasep Rinpoche’s account vividly brings to life a terrible invasion, then desperate flight…

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