Category Archives: zz Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

What do lions and dogs have to do with meditation?

Please enjoy my guest post at the What Meditation Really Is blog. Here is how it starts off: At first glance, this might sound like a strange question, but actually there are meditation instructions that use these examples! I recently … Continue reading

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How can we know a spiritual teacher is trustworthy?

On the spiritual path, we need teachers we can trust, and who will guide us correctly and not leads us into deeper confusion. So what is the main criteria for a qualified teacher?  How can we tell whether the teacher … Continue reading

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How can we live a meaningful life?

In my last post I asked: What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? And I wondered whether these were actually good questions to ask. Life is. We are here! The world around us is here! So, what … Continue reading

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The Essence of Buddhist practice

The Buddhist teachings and practice are very rich and I often do not have time to practice as much as is ideally recommended. I have been introduced to many practices and often get overwhelmed when I try to do them … Continue reading

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What is Buddhism about?

My wife just started teaching an online course introducing Buddhism. We had a few conversations about it which inspired me to reflect on this topic myself and start a new thread on this blog. The Buddhist teachings are very vast … Continue reading

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Clarifying my practice

I arrived in Munich a few days ago after a week of traveling, and have been trying to rest and recover from the massive jet lag. I had hoped to make a few posts once I am here in Munich, … Continue reading

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Natural Great Peace

The topics of freedom, happiness, and ignorance are turning out to be a fertile ground for my daily reflection. I usually make a post on this blog every other day. On the days in-between, I try to post a quote … Continue reading

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Buddha is here, right now!

The teachings tell us that buddha is here, right now. It is said the moment you think of them, the buddhas are here. I often reflect on this and try to get my head around this statement because I find … Continue reading

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