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H.E. Zasep Rinpoche returns to Toronto for rare teachings: Three Principal Paths, Mahamudra, Black Mahakala and Chod

By Lee Kane / June 24, 2019 /

Tibetan Buddhism is known for the preservation of lineages of teachings, passed from teacher to teacher through the centuries. Gaden Choling Toronto, one of Toronto’s oldest Tibetan Buddhist Centres — established by HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, 97th Ganden Tripa and senior tutor of HH the Dalai Lama — will again host H.E. Zasep Rinpoche for…

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Lightning fast Compassion: group of students, inpired by H.E. Zasep Rinpoche, aid a young nun in India requiring neurosurgery

By Lee Kane / December 31, 2018 /

I was at a White Heruka long life weekend retreat with H.E. Zasep Rinpoche when we abruptly became part of a “compassion-in-action” moment. One of Rinpoche’s students — a volunteer with Gaden Relief — stood up and quietly asked if we could help fund the dangerous neurosurgery on a Nun named Stanzin. As an urgent…

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Video Medicine Buddha Retreat, part 1: open self-healing weekend with visualization, mantras and teachings with H.E. Zasep Rinpoche

By Lee Kane / September 2, 2018 /

Part 1 of a series featuring a full Medicine Buddha weekend retreat, suitable for anyone who wishes to meditate on healing. Medicine Buddha practices are universally popular and very effective for self-healing. Millions of Buddhists around the world rely on Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru practices to support their healing journeys. Medicine Buddha is one of the…

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Video part 2 of Heart Sutra Commentary by H.E. Zasep Rinpoche: how understanding Heart Sutra can help us overcome unhappiness, attachments, aversions and fear

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / June 9, 2018 /

In part 2 of this wonderfully clear commentary on the Heart Sutra, H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche explains the Emptiness of Form, Feeling, Perception, Mental Formations and Consciousness. Part 1 of this commentary here>> Rinpoche explains why the teaching of Heart Sutra is the ultimate teaching for Wisdom, the Perfection of Wisdom, and how it can…

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Green Tara guided meditation video, guided by H.E. Zasep Rinpoche with beautiful Tara images and animations; finishing with magnificent Tara mantra chanted by Yoko Dharma

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / December 25, 2017 /

Green Tara is almost certainly one of the most popular Englightened Buddhas in Vajrayana Buddhism. Tara’s mantra is chanted daily by many Buddhists around the world. Tara — the Liberator, the saviour, the healer — is the “Mother of all Buddhas. Please enjoy and benefit from this guided meditation video on Green Tara practice for…

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Guru Rinpoche’s advice for visualizing the deity: a how-to from Padmasambhava with advice from today’s teachers (with video how-to)

By Lee Kane / December 2, 2017 /

For many Vajrayana Buddhists, nothing is more difficult than generating (creating) a detailed, stable and complete visualization. Yet, at the same time, it is vital, as explained by Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima: This is one of the primary functions of the development stage; it is a unique method that allows one to practice calm abiding by…

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Video: Buddhist Teachings on Ngondro, The Foundation Practices with Venerable Zasep Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / October 17, 2017 /

This week’s Buddha Weekly teachings video introduces the first three outer preliminaries of Foundation Practices in Vajrayana Buddhism. Don’t miss this short video covering “Key Buddhist practices for busy people”, as taught by the most Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche at a Gaden Choling Toronto weekend retreat on Ngondro. Traditionally, in Vajrayana Buddhism, students begin with…

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Tonglen video: Why giving and taking practice is an important kindness meditation and Bodhichitta practice; how to do it: taught by Zasep Rinpoche

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / August 7, 2017 /

Among the best known — and yet most mysterious — practices in Tibetan Buddhism is the kindness Metta meditation known as Tonglen. Described as a Bodhichitta practice, “a wonderful practice!”, Venerable Zasep Rinpoche teaches why it is important, the merit of the practice, and how to actually perform Tonglen visualization meditation. (Guided video below.) “You…

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“Every one has Buddha Nature.” A teaching video: Venerable Zasep Rinpoche with mantra chanting by Yoko Dharma

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / July 22, 2017 /

“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…

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Learning from the Teachers Video 1: Four students ask Zasep Rinpoche meditation questions — resting the mind in a natural way in Mahamudra; foundation practices; being your own Guru, and meditative “realizations.”

By Lee Kane / April 23, 2017 /

In the first of a new Buddha Weekly Series, Learning from the Teachers videos, four students, during a teaching on “Foundation Practices” ask various important questions about meditation. Question 1: How can you tell the difference between subtle dull mind, course dull mind and calm mind in meditation? Question 2: In the beginning stages of…

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

Precious Green Tara Teachings: Venerable Zasep Rinpoche Returns to Gaden Choling

By Lee Kane / April 8, 2014 /

Rinpoche teaches in English with a warmth and charm that keeps attendees engaged, always ready to laugh and even make a joke. His vast knowledge of Dharma and willingness to answer tough questions adds to his irresistible charisma. By Derek Armstrong Retreats and Dharma talks from the Most Venerable Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinoche are always…

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A vital lifeline to practice — live-streamed Buddha Dharma teachings from teachers

By Lee Kane / May 9, 2020 /

With lockdowns continuing, live-streaming precious Buddhist teachings — especially healing and Medicine Buddha meditations — are a vital lifeline to practice. Although there are many past-recorded video teachings online — such as on the Buddha Weekly YouTube Channel — there is something very intimate and special about the live-stream teaching, regardless of lower production values.…

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