Khenpo Chödrag Rinpoche - The Steps of Meditation - Calm and Discernment - July 04 - 22 2022

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Buddhist Treasures of Knowledge: A Buddhist Study and Meditation Course | Dhagöpo Kagyü Ling

The Steps of Meditation - Calm and Discernment, Part 2

Monday, July 04 – Friday, July 22 2022

by Khenpo Chödrag Tenphel Rinpoche

The practice of mental calm allows the mind to be aware, present to itself, in a state of non-distraction; that of profound vision allows one to clearly discern the nature of phenomena. This is how the Buddha presents meditation practice.

A variety of progressive teachings explain the purpose of meditation and its benefits, the different methods and ways to apply them. Meditating relies on knowing these instructions well and contemplating them in order to acquire a profound understanding. The certainty obtained allows for the application of these methods; combined with study and reflection, meditation becomes a progressive path. One can thus cultivate calm and clarity of mind.

Khenpo Rinpoche will explain the conditions necessary to unite in order to train in fruitful practice. He bases his teaching on the first two sections of the eighth volume of The Treasury of Knowledge, the great encyclopedia of Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye (1812–1900 C.E.). You can find the English translation of this text section here.

You can ask questions about teaching by emailing them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Khenpo Rinpoche will answer selected questions in a weekly question-and-answer session.

Course organization
• From July 04 to 22 2022, every week from Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• The weekly question-and-answer session will be broadcast on Fridays from 03:30 to 05:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays are break days.

The teaching, given in Tibetan and translated into English, will be available on Karma Samphel Ling’s YouTube channel. A simultaneous translation into French will be available of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling’s YouTube channel along with Spanish and German translations.

German: DKL - Translation

French: Dhagpo Kagyu Ling's Youtube Channel

Spanish: Traduction DKL

Following the livestream, the teaching sessions will remain available on their respective YouTube channels.

Khenpo Rinpoche recites the Manjushri Prayer at the beginning of each session. Khenpo Rinpoche explained this last year during the summer course in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, and the transcript is available as download. Also in Vienna last year Khenpo Rinpoche explained the Manjushri Prayer during the explanations of Nagarjuna's "Letter to a friend".
For translations of the prayer please contact your centers or Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.

Download: Manjushri-prayer - english

In general, when we physically attend this type of teaching, we take part in course fees that cover the expenses the center incurs to make Dharma transmission possible. In light of the current circumstances and the transmission via Youtube intended for the greatest number of people possible, these teachings will be open-access and free of charge.

In order to expand this generosity further—according to Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche’s wishes—you may make a donation to the French humanitarian association Knowledge Rising, which is active in Nepal at Sharminub, Shamar Rinpoche’s large humanitarian, educational monastic center. (insertion du lien direct vers la page de soutien du site de Knowledge Rising).

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