The dharma talks featured below touch upon basic tenets of Buddhism. Whether you are new to Buddhism or have just encountered Chhoje Rinpoche, they will give you a feeling for his style of teaching as he lays out fundamental principles of the path.
Video Teaching: The Way of the Bodhisattva
This talk is inspired by the text The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, an important and fundamental teaching for understanding the basis for developing wisdom and compassion on the path to enlightenment. Rinpoche talks about The Four Immeasurables: Joy • Love • Compassion • Equanimity. He explains that all our relationships are interdependent and that positive aspirations for all beings will alleviate our suffering as well as that of others.
Audio Teaching: Spiritual Practice
Rinpoche explains that concepts and ideas can be transformed into tools that we can work with to experience reality and attain enlightenment. But a “smart mind,” if not worked with properly, can also leave us trapped in the realm of suffering and afflictive emotions.
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