How to know if you have perceived emptiness


If you find yourself still developing gross desire or getting angry, then you haven’t perceived emptiness. In contrast, if these tendencies are diminishing, then you are more familiar with emptiness. To our ordinary minds, dualistic objects appear falsely. After developing conviction about emptiness, then due to the power of the realization, things still will appear […]

Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa: Nagarjuna’s 60 Stanzas Aug 9 – 17 2014


We are very pleased to annouce that Rinpoche will give a 9-day teaching at Tibet House on Sixty Stanzas on Reasoning. This program is co-sponsored by DNKL, CT and MSTC, NJ. This work, composed by Nagarjuna, beatifully illustrates the perfect harmony between the Truths of the conventional and the ultimate, the Practices of morality and […]

Mandala Magazine Blog: interview with Jeffrey Hopkins


For all you Jeffrey Hopkins fans, the December 4th 2013 edition of the FPMT Mandala Magazine’s blog has a link to a 1995 conversation between Ven. Robina Courtin and Professor Jeffrey Hopkins. He shares his near death experience due to Lyme disease and how his meditation practice helped save him. Personally, I’ve learned so much […]

Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa: emptiness teachings online


Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa gave a week-long commentary on In Praise of Dependent Origination by Lama Tsongkhapa.  About 25 people attended the teaching which was sponsored by the Guhyasamaja Center. In his customary diligent manner, Rinpoche commented on each verse helping us understand the dense meaning line by line. He patiently answered our questions and, in […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Wisconsin May 14 2013


Good news! Our friends at Deer Park Buddhist Center are hosting a teaching by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. His Holiness will be commenting on Je Tsongkhapa’s Praise to Dependent Origination. Date: May 14, 2013, 10 am – noon Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI Sponsor: Deer Park Buddhist Center URL: http://www.deerparkcenter.org […]

Deer Park Summer Course 2013


News from our friends at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Wisconsin: Deer Park is very happy to announce the return of Ganden Jangtse Choje Rinpoche for the 2013 Summer Course.  He will be teaching:   The Wisdom/Special Insight Chapter of  Je Tsong Khapa’s Middle Length Lam Rim. The dates of the course are: Monday, July 8th through Friday, […]