Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of Buddhist groups and centers.

Magazine Teachings

On Being a True Friend

A dying person most needs to be shown as unconditional a love as possible, released from all expectations. Don’t think you have to be an expert in any way. Be natural, be yourself, be a true friend, and the dying person will be reassured that you are really with them, communicating with them simply and […]

By Sogyal Rinpoche

Magazine Teachings

On the Blessings of Atmosphere

How then do we most sensitively help ordinary spiritual practitioners who are dying? All of us will need the love and care that comes with emotional and practical support, but for spiritual practitioners the atmosphere, instensity, and dimension of spiritual help take on a special meaning. It would be ideal, and a great blessing, if […]

By Sogyal Rinpoche

Magazine Meditation & Practice

Tonglen: The Practice of Giving and Receiving

In the Tonglen practice of giving and receiving, we take on, through compassion, all the various mental and physical sufferings of all beings; their fear, frustration, pain, anger, guilt, bitterness, doubt, and rage, and we give them, through love, all our happiness and well-being, peace of mind, healing, and fulfillment. TONGLEN PRACTICE 1. Before you […]

By Sogyal Rinpoche
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