The Khenpos on YouTube
PBC International has launched a YouTube site and posted thirty videos for our viewing pleasure, instruction, and inspiration. Included are teachings on meritorious activities, relative and absolute bodhichitta, the Four Noble Truths, the ten paramitas, the nine yanas, and more, plus the Rinpoches chanting auspicous prayers, performing the Vajrasattva Fire Puja, and chanting the Seven-Line Prayer.
A Brief Teaching on the Practice of Noble Chenrezig, The Buddha of Infinite Compassion
Many great practitioners and lineage masters of the past experienced various kinds of obstacles to their practice. However, by receiving instructions on Chenrezig and meditating according to those instructions, they were able to overcome every difficulty and cultivate bodhicitta...In this way we ourselves begin to recognize the absolute Chenrezig in our own hearts and minds.
The Blazing Lights of the Sun and Moon:
A Commentary on Mipham's Sherab Raltri
This text, the Sherab Raltri, Sword of Prajña, by Mipham Rinpoche, summarizes many important points from the sutras and tantras. There are two important spontaneously written texts in which Mipham expresses his vision of Buddhist teaching. They are this Sword of Prajña of the Completely True Meaning, and The Precious Torch of Certainty. Many great masters say Mipham wrote five "sword" texts and five "lotus" texts, named for the scepters in the hands of Mañjushri. To reach enlightenment is the main purpose of this text, of course. But in particular, among the three prajñas, hearing, contemplating, and meditating, this text focuses on contemplation.
A Dzogchen Approach to Meditation
In the Vajrayana teachings it is said that it is extraordinarily important to generate faith as well as humility. It is also extraordinarily worthwhile to be able to understand the real nature of one's mind as the dharmakaya, although we can refer to it by many other names as well...In the Dzogchen context, we look at the basic awareness of mind and try to interpret everything that we experience from the way in which consciousness functions. That is called "self-consciousness." Basic awareness is intriniscally related with that particular way of experiencing things.