Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Living Life in Accordance with Natural Power: Part 1 – Resistance, Surrender & Karma

There are two types of power. The first type of power is natural power, or things as they are. “Things as they are” means that there are naturally occurring relationships between all phenomena. For instance, if you pour water on a fire, the fire will go out. You do not need to add anything to …

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Taking Refuge in the Sangha: The Training Ground for Harmony with the World

In spiritual communities, just as in society, there are different views, different personalities, and so conflicts do occur. Reflecting on this fact, and how harmony within the sangha leads to harmony within society, maybe we can address how to work with those examples. First to say, as much as we are American, as much as …

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Developing Good Heart: Part 3-Avoiding Perfectionism, Not Defending Our Weaknesses

We must ask ourselves, “What is my weakness?” If it is attachment, then admit, “Yes, it’s attachment,” without defending that. If it’s aggression, then, yes, it’s aggression, and not defending one’s aggression. If it’s jealousy, then, yes, it’s jealousy, again not defending one’s jealousy. If it’s stupidity, yes, it’s stupidity without coming to the defense …

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Developing Good Heart: Part 2: Being Addicted to Emotions

When you say “Oh, I really don’t think this person would do something that negative; I trust this person,” what are you saying? Are you saying this person will always have just one particular stream of feelings and never change those feelings whatsoever? No. If that person had one stream of feelings all the time, …

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