Author Archives: Ven. Lopon Osel

Short Sadhana Nongdro CDs now available

Vajrayana Preliminary Practice SetNongdro is the essential training of the Longchen Nyingthig tradition of the Nyingma lineage. Althoug Nongdro literally means “preliminary practice”, it is the foundation of all practices: the sadhana is a complete path in itself, conclusively leading us to the highest goal.
Authentic Buddhist melodic sadhanas emanate from enlightened lineage masters, without the contamination of self-created ideas of the ordinary or negative minded. They carry the power of true Blessing. Those created by ordinary minds have neither real power nor blessing: they are like the imagined alluring sounds of a cascading waterfall falling upon deaf ears. We are happy to send these CDs. Please contact us so that we can provide them to you.
All the sadhanas listed on this website will be coming soon on CD.
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Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones Teachings.

At Highland High School Salt Lake City. Teaching Beginning Jan 23- 2013 and going through mrach 6 end. Tibetan Buddhist An introduction, philosophy and meditation is the ancient science of developing the positive mind of wisdom; wisdom is purity and true happiness.
Ven. Lopon Osel, Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation. The teaching of Buddhist view, meditation and action is one of the most profound because sentient beings have eighty-four thousand types of negative emotions.

There fore, the Buddha taught eighty-four thousand antidotes to these negative emotions. The book used in class is,“The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones” commentary by H.H.Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (available at amazon.com) is a key to the Buddha’s teachings. If we don’t learn to practice love andcompassion, our negative emotions increase, leading to suffering. This class (session II) is a continuation of Fall Session I. Continue reading

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Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend

Nagarjuna’s letter of advice to a king, outlining the main points of the Mahayana Buddhist path. [audio src="http://welcomingbuddhist.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/NagarjunaLetterToFriend.mp3"]
Teaching given by Lama Osel on June 12, 2012.

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An Introduction to the Bardo

By Dudjom Rinpoche
A Talk Given on the Occasion of the Empowerment of the Thousand Buddhas Associated with the Sadhana of the Noble Compassionate One, the Lord of Space It has been said that the whole of the Buddha’s doctrine could be summarized in the teaching on the six bardos.
The Buddhadharma is vast and profound, and the many approaches of the various vehicles and cycles of teaching comprise an inconceivable wealth of instruction.

For those who wish to attain the primordial citadel of Buddhahood in the course of a single human life, the practice of these teachings is presented within the framework of the six bardos.

What, therefore, is a bardo? A bardo is a state that is “neither here nor there”: by definition it is something that comes “in between,” an intermediate state. The six bardos are:

  1. the natural bardo of the present life
  2. the hallucinatory bardo of dreaming
  3. the bardo of meditative absorption
  4. the painful bardo of dying
  5. the luminous bardo of ultimate reality
  6. the karmic bardo of becoming

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Seven Points of Mind Training at University of Utah

The Seven Points of Mind Training tuedays 6-to 8 pm. Kadampa Master Geshe Chekapa Beginning October 16 and going through November 13 end. Mind training means how to develop bodhicitta. This introductory course and practice for mind training is to foster compassion and love to all motherly sentient beings. If we don’t learn this basic practice then our loving compassion is like a summer rainbow, it appears but suddenly disappears. Continue reading

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Teachings on the Bardos given by H.H.Dudjom Rinpoche

This was provided by Rinpoche teaching, California in 1980.

First is the bardo of birth and life; second, the bardo of meditation; 
third, the bardo of dreaming; fourth, the bardo of death 
and dying; fifth, the bardo of the true nature; and sixth, the bardo
 of becoming.

These six can be abridged to four: the bardo of birth 
and life, the bardo of death and dying, the bardo of true nature,
 and the bardo of becoming. Of these four the bardo of birth and
 life is most important because right now we all have a precious
 human birth with the eighteen endowments.
We have available 
to us teachers who are to a certain degree well qualified, and the
teaching we receive is a wish-fulfilling jewel, the very precious 
teaching of the sutras and tantras. It is rare to have such a precious opportunity. Don’t waste your timewhen you have everything going for you. Continue reading

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Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones Teachings

This book is an explanation of the Buddhas teaching, like a key. The teaching in the text is one of the most profound and extensive because sentient Beings have eighty four thousand types of negative emotions. Therefore the Buddha taught eighty four thousand antidotes to these negative emotions. If people don’t have a loving compassion practice, their negative emotions always increase. The result is suffering. We will be using the text: The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: available on the internet. This class will be at Highland High School in Salt Lake City. Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation will also be a part of this class.
The class will start on September 12, 2012. More information about this class will be available on the calendar.
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Dzogchen View of tantric Ngöndro:

A teaching by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, First Supreme Head of the Nyingma School in exile from Tibet; augmented by replies to questions asked by Ngak’chang Rinpoche in private audiences, relating to the short Düd’jom gTérsar ngöndro, Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1979.
Whatever the practice in which we engage, relative truth and absolute truth are co-existent. Method and wisdom are co-existent. Experiences and emptiness are co-existent. Because this is the nature of the reality we experience, the practice of tantric ngöndro exists as a method for realising the beginningless enlightened state.
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Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a friend” with a commentary by the Lama Mipham Rimpoche:

Beginning in the Summer session and continuing thru fall, Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a friend with a commentary by the Mipham Rimpoche: Teaching and meditation classes will be held at the University of Utah, June 12, Every Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm … Continue reading

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Shamata and Vipasana at Highland High School

Starting on March 21, 2012 a new class will be offered focusing on Shamata and Vipasana. This is a fundamental Buddhist meditation practice. The practice is coming from the Buddhist sutra “Do pedma karpo” or the “White Lotus Sutra”. This is a profound meditation teaching about how to deal with our negative emotions and how we can develop a mind with positive wisdom. The method I will be discussing in class is a general approach on how to manage ordinary obstacles of the mind like fear, anger, greed, and how to dissolve these obstacles. If you need more information about the class, please contact using contact information at the bottom of this page.
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