Thursday, November 23, 2017

 

A LIST OF CHAMTRUL RINPOCHE'S TEACHING TOPICS OVER THE YEARS

 

BARDOS

1. An Introduction to Dream Yoga

2. Bardo Stages - Passing from Life to Life

3. Bardo Teaching

4. Dream Yoga

5. Teachings on the Bardo

6. The Six Bardos Beings

7. The Three Bardos

8. The Three Bardos (Intermediate States)

 

BODHICITTA

9. Generating the Mind of Enlightenment

10. The Immeasurables - the Bodhichitta Mind

11. The Seven Steps to Develop Bodhicitta

12. Union of Bodhicitta and Emptiness

13. What is Bodhicitta?

 

BUDDHISM & EVERYDAY LIFE

14. A Buddhist View of the Environment

15. Applying Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life

16. Different Heads – One Heart

17. Exploring Meaning in Everyday Life

18. Finding Meaning in Everyday Life

19. How is Buddhism Relevant Today?

20. How to Deal with Changing Reality

21. How to Find Inner Peace

22. How to Find the Essence of Life

23. How to Transform Suffering and Happiness into Practice

24. In Search for the Meaning of Life

25. Integrating Compassion with Health Care *

26. Perfect Education Cannot be Separated from Wisdom and Compassion

27. Powers to Attain Ultimate Peace

28. Pure Motivation: the Way to Benefit Self and Others

29. Same Hearts, Different Heads

30. The Ten Virtues

31. The 10 Virtues and the 10 Non-Virtues

32. Traditional Values in Changing Times

33. Transforming Suffering and Happiness

 

CHOD

34. Chöd teachings

35. Chöd: the Practice of Severing the Demonic Forces

36. Introduction to the Practice of Chöd – How to Cut Ego Clinging (commentary)

 

COMPASSION

37. Altruism and the Importance of Compassion: the Buddhist Concept of Loving Kindness

38. Compassion / Life in Tibet

39. Compassion and Loving Kindness are the Roots of Peace and Happiness

40. Compassion and Universal Responsibility according to Tibetan Buddhism

41. Compassion is the Finest Weapon and the Best Defense

42. Compassion: the Heart of the Enlightened Mind - retreat

43. Ecology and Compassion - a Buddhist View

44. Emptiness and Compassion

45. How to Practice Wisdom and Compassion

46. Integrating Compassion with Health Care

47. Love and Compassion, the Root of Peace and Happiness

48. On Patience and Compassion

49. Practicing the Union of Emptiness and Compassion

50. The Inseparability of Compassion and Emptiness

51. The Voice of Compassion

52. Tong-Len: the Healing Power of Compassion

53. Wisdom and Compassion

 

DEATH AND DYING

54. How to Prepare for a Meaningful Death and Rebirth

55. Death and Dying according to Tibetan Buddhism

56. Introduction to Living and Dying according to Tibetan Buddhism

57. Passing from Life to Life: the Death Process in Tibetan Buddhism

58. Preparing for a Meaningful Death and Rebirth

59. Spiritual Help for the Dying

60. The Death Process according to Tibetan Buddhism

61. The Death Process from the Buddhist Point of View

62. The Four Causes of Attaining Rebirth in the Amitabha Pure Land

63. The Three Bardos of Death

 

DEITY PRACTICE

64. Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig)

65. Chenrezig Practice

66. Chenrezig Practice and the Bardos

67. Meditation on Avalokiteshvara and Recitation of the 6 Syllable Mantra

68. Meditation on Love and Compassion: Chenrezig Practice

69. Prayers to Tara and Guru Rinpoche

70. Tara and Guru Rinpoche - Practice to Dispel Obstacles on the Path

71. Tara Teaching and Practice

72. Tara Teachings with Mantra

73. The Four Causes of Attaining Rebirth in the Amitabha Pure Land *

74. The Power of Mantra – Om Mani Padme Hung

 

EMPOWERMENTS

75. 100 Deity Empowerment & Yeshe Lama Transmission (lung)

76. Empowerment of the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities

77. Guru Padmasambhava Empowerment From the Longchen Nyingthig

78. Medicine Buddha Empowerment

79. Shitro Empowerment and Teachings

80. The 100 Wrathful and Peaceful Deities with the Three Kayas of Guru Rinpoche

81. Vajrasattva Empowerment

82. Vajrasattva Initiation and Teachings on the Heart Essence (Longchen Nyingthik)

 

EMPTINESS

83. Emptiness According to the Four Great Classes of Buddhist Philosophy

84. Emptiness According to the Four Philosophical Schools

85. Emptiness and Compassion

86. Emptiness and Dependent Arising

87. Emptiness and Loving-Kindness and Compassion

88. Emptiness Teachings

89. Finding Inner Peace: Meditation on Emptiness and Love

90. Practicing the Union of Emptiness and Compassion *

91. Selflessness of Self and Selflessness of Phenomena

92. The Essence of the Heart Sutra

93. The Four Great Schools of Buddhist Philosophy

94. The Inseparability of Compassion and Emptiness *

95. The Reality of Phenomena According to the View of Buddhist Philosophy

96. The Union of Bodhicitta and Emptiness *

 

GENERAL BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY

97. The Five Aggregates

98. The Five Elements and the Five Emotions According to Tibetan Buddhism

99. The Four Great Seals of Buddhist Philosophy

100. The Four Seals

101. The Practice of the Seven Limbs for Collection of Merit

102. View, Meditation, Conduct and Result according to Buddhist Philosophy

 

GURU RINPOCHE

103. Padmasambhava’s Seven Line Prayer / “Calling the Guru from Afar”

104. The Seven Line Prayer

105. The Vajra Guru Mantra & the Three Excellences

 

HEART ESSENCE LINEAGE

106. Entering the City of Omniscience - the Essence of Words of my Perfect Teacher *

107. The Heart Essence Lineage: Teachings, Lineage Stories of Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa

 

INNER PEACE

108. Inner Peace

109. Inner Peace in the City

110. Inner Peace through the Meditation on the Four Seals

111. Inner Peace, Outer Peace

112. Interior Peace

 

KARMA

113. About Karma and Reincarnation

114. Karma, or the Law of Cause and Effect 

115. Karma – the Natural Law of Cause and Effect in Our Lives

116. Karma, the Law of Cause and Effect

117. Karma: Cause and Effect

118. Karma: the Natural Law of Cause and Effect

119. Mandala, Karma and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism

120. The Four Kinds of Fruits of Karma

121. The Natural Law of Cause and Effect

 

MEDITATION

122. An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

123. Applying Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life *

124. A Theoretical and Practical Guide to Meditation with Chamtrul Rinpoche

125. Calm Abiding Meditation (Shamatha)

126. First Steps in Meditation

127. Loving-Kindness Meditation

128. Meditation and the Nature of Mind

129. Meditation for Body and Mind Relaxation

130. Meditation for the Relaxation of Body and Mind

131. Meditation on Love and Compassion: Chenrezig Practice *

132. Meditating on Selflessness

133. Meditation on Selflessness

134. Meditation on the Selflessness of Phenomena

135. Meditation on the Selflessness of the Individual

136. Meditation Practice – Why and How? Mind Training as a Tool for Inner Change

137. Meditation Teaching with Guided Practice

138. Meditation Techniques to Alleviate Disturbing Emotions

139. Meditation to Open the Heart

140. Meditation, Conduct and Result according to Buddhist Philosophy

141. Shamatha Meditation

142. Tranquil Abiding Meditation

143. Why and How to Meditate

 

MIND

144. Body and Mind

145. Body and Mind / the Meaning of Life

146. Buddha Nature

147. Distinguishing the Body and Mind

148. Healing with the Mind’s Power

149. How Reality is an Illusion Created by the Mind

150. How to Generate the Spiritual Qualities of the Mind

151. Life and Mind Connection

152. The Connection between Mind and Life

153. The Mind - Source of Confusion and Wisdom:

154. The Mind and Its Potential

155. The Mind of Enlightenment - the Four Immeasurables *

156. The Nature of Mind

157. The Nature of the Mind

158. The Relations between Mind, Energy and Body

159. The Relationship between Mind, Body and Energy

160. The Science of the Heart: Mind and Emotions as viewed by Tibetan Buddhism

161. Training the Mind

 

MIND TRAINING

162. Dealing with Negative Emotions and Generating Good Qualities for a Happy Life

163. Lojong - Seven Instructions to Train the Mind

164. Mind Training through the Sevenfold Cause and Effect Instructions

165. Seven Branch Practice for Accumulating Merit

166. Seven Instructions to Train the Mind

167. Purification practice with the 4 powers

168. The Four Principles of Mind Transformation *

169. The Four Thoughts- Mind Transformation

170. The Ten Worldly Dharmas

171. Training the Mind *

172. Transformation of Happiness and Suffering

173. Transforming Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

 

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

174. Dealing with Negative Emotions and Generating Merit

175. Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

176. Overcoming Obstacles

177. A Teaching on Dharma Protectors - Dispelling Obstacles on the Path for Dharma Practitioners *

178. Tara and Guru Rinpoche - Practice to Dispel Obstacles on the Path *

179. The Journey to Inner Peace Passes through Hardships *

 

PHOWA

180. Phowa

181. Introduction to Phowa

182. Introduction to Phowa practice

183. Phowa Practice – the Transference of Consciousness

184. Phowa Retreat

 

PRELIMINARIES (OUTER & INNER)

185. Entering the City of Omniscience - the Essence of Words of my Perfect Teacher

186. Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma

187. Four Types of Heart Essence Refuge and Bodhicitta

188. Guru Yoga

189. Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro

190. Ngondro - the Preliminary Practices

191. Overview of Ngondro

192. Recognize the Essence of Your Human Life

193. Taking Refuge in the 3 Jewels and Generating the Bodhicitta Mind (The Four Immeasurables)

194. The Essence of “Words of My Perfect Teacher”

195. The Four Principles of Mind Transformation

196. The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Negative Emotions

197. The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Nirvana

198. The Rare and Precious Human Existence

199. Vajrasattva Meditation

200. Vajrasattva Meditation for Purification

201. Vajrasattva Teaching and Meditation

202. Words of My Perfect Teacher -the Essence

203. Working with the Mind through Change: An Explanation of Impermanence

 

REINCARNATION

204. About Karma and Reincarnation *

205. How Can We Join and Continue Our Dharma Practice from This Life in Our Next Life?

206. How to Understand Past and Future Lives

207. Mandala, Karma and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism *

208. The Buddhist View on Reincarnation

 

RETREAT TOPICS

209. Calm Abiding Teachings with Guided Meditation - retreat

210. Chenrezig and Tara Retreat with the 8 Mahayana Precepts

211. Death, Impermanence and Karma

212. Guru Yoga Retreat

213. Great Purification Retreat: Nyung-ney and Vajrasattva

214. Introduction to the Practice of Chod – How to Cut Ego Clinging - retreat

215. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (retreat)

216. Ngondro and Nyungne Retreat

217. Nyungne Retreat

218. Nyungne with Chenrezig and Tara Practice retreat

219. The Four Boundless Meditations of the Good Mind

220. Three Roots Retreat

221. The Twelve Links of Interdependence

222. Vajrasattva Retreat

 

TANTRA & VOWS

223. Chakras and Channels

224. Channels, Winds and Drops and the Subtle Body According to the Tantric Point of View

225. How to Integrate the Vows of Sutra, Bodhisattva and Tantra into Practice

226. How to Practice the Outer, Inner and Secret Vows

227. Introduction to Sutra and Tantra in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

228. Introduction to Tantra and Refuge Ceremony

229. Introduction to Tantra: the Practice of Vajrasattva

230. Mantra Recitation Instruction and Transmission

231. Practice of Tantra: Secret Vajrayana

232. Tantra: What is the Meaning and How to Practice

233. The Practice of Sutra and Tantra in Union

234. The Three Vows - Outer, Inner and Secret

235. The Union of Generation and Completion Stages in Tantra

 

THE 6 PERFECTIONS

236. Patience

237. The Benefits of the Six Perfections

238. The Six Paramitas

239. The Six Perfections

 

THE BUDDHIST / SPIRITUAL PATH

240. A Teaching on Dharma Protectors - Dispelling Obstacles on the Path for Dharma Practitioners

241. Achievement of the Secret (Sacred) Qualities of the Master

242. Devotion and the Spiritual Path

243. Drops of Advice from My Heart

244. How to Practice Dharma

245. How to Practice the Path of the Three Beings

246. Practice of the Three Beings

247. Stages of Awakening on the Spiritual Path

248. The Five Vehicles of the Spiritual Path

249. The Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism

250. The Journey to Inner Peace Passes through Hardships

251. The Path of the Three Beings

252. The View, Meditation, Conduct and Result According to Buddhist Philosophy

253. The View, Meditation, Conduct and Result of Buddhist Practice

254. View, Meditation, Conduct and Results

255. What does it mean to be a Buddhist?

256. What is Enlightenment According to Buddhism?

257. What is Enlightenment?

258. What Makes a Spiritual Path?

259. Why Need a Spiritual Teacher?

 

THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES

260. Generating Bodhicitta Mind with the Four Immeasurables

261. The Four Immeasurable Bodhicitta Practices to Open the Heart

262. The Four Immeasurable Minds

263. The Four Immeasurable Practices to Open the Heart

264. The Four Immeasureable Qualities

265. The Four Immeasurables

266. The Four Immeasurables and Four Seals

267. The Four Immeasurables Bodhicitta Mind

268. The Four Immeasurables of the Bodhicitta Mind

269. The Four Incommensurables and the Four Seals

270. The Mind of Enlightenment - the Four Immeasurables

 

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

271. Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Suffering and Origination

272. Eight Aspects of the Noble Truths of Cessation and Path

273. Eight Aspects of the Noble Truths of Suffering and Origin

274. The Buddhist View on Suffering and Release from Suffering

275. The Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Nirvana

276. The Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Samsara

277. The Four Noble Truths

278. The Four Noble Truths / An Introduction to Buddhism

 

THE THREE EXCELLENTS

279. The Three Excellences

280. The Three Excellents for a Perfect Practice

 

THE TWELVE LINKS

281. 12 Links of Interdependence

282. The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising

283. The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

284. The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origin

285. The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination

 

TONGLEN

286. The Four Immeasurables of Bodhicitta and Tonglen Meditation

287. The Healing Power of Tonglen

288. The Healing Power of Tonglen Meditation

299. The Practice of Giving and Receiving: How to Handle Suffering and Transform it into Joy and Healing

300. Tong-Len and Calm Abiding Meditation

301. Tonglen Meditation

302. Tonglen Meditation – Teaching and Practice

303. Tonglen Meditation and Teaching

304. Tonglen Teachings with Guided Meditation

305. Tong-Len: the Healing Power of Compassion

 

VARIOUS TEXTS

306. "Bodhicharyavatara" by Shantideva 

307. Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara - "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life"

308. The Essence of the Heart Sutra

309. The Heart Sutra

310. Maitreya's Uttaratantra: The Sublime Continuum

311. Uttaratantra

312. The Essence of 'Uttaratantra'

313. Drops of Advice from my Heart by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok

314. Kamalashila’s Middling Stages of Meditation

315. The Middling Stages of Meditation - Following Kamalashila's Text

316. The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo and a Teaching on Buddha Nature

317. The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

318. The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

319. The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

320. Resting in the Nature of Mind by Longchen Rabjampa