Question: Often, I am unable to meet the commitments that I have made in my daily and spiritual life. In your teaching, you’re always been very kind and advised people not to beat themselves up when we don’t accomplish something they set out to do. You’ve also alluded that it is a bad habit to not meet commitments – especially spiritual commitments. Could you please share a bit about what Buddhism says about commitments? Tulku Thondup: In Buddhism there are many levels of commitments or obligations, but there are two major ones: karmic and samaya. Karmic obligations are common commitments....
About Tulku Thondup
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet. At the age of five, every aspect of his life changed suddenly and dramatically. He was recognized as the reincarnation of Khenpo Konchog Dronme (Khenpo Kome)...[Read More]
Loving-kindness is the thought of wishing total happiness for others and putting that wish into practice. It is the thought of unconditioned, pure, and universal love towards all beings without attachment, self-centeredness, or expectation of rewards.
This book offers simple meditation techniques to awaken healing energies in the body and mind.Learn More
The Healing Power of Mind
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness.
Masters of Meditation and Miracles
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche presents biographies of thirty-five realized teachers who belong to the Longchen Nyingthig lineage of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, a cycle of mystical teachings revealed by the great scholar and adept Jigme Lingpa.
A real understanding of impermanence makes us more tolerant. Suppose we feel like exploding in anger at someone who harms us. If we see the impermanent nature of enmity, we will realize that this person who appears as our enemy today might have been our child in a past life. Tomorrow, they might be our best friend. That thought will let the air of hatred out of our chest. We might also feel the pointlessness and emptiness of fighting with anyone, as beings are constantly changing faces. We could even feel compassionate toward this so-called enemy of ourse, for, in...