Advice for Struggling Meditators

Why Can’t I Meditate? is the title of a new book by sangha member Nigel Wellings. Addressing this perennial question he offers his own experience as a psychotherapist and mindfulness meditation teacher as well as drawing on a wealth of advice from contemporary teachers including Tsoknyi Rinpoche and accounts from new meditators of their struggles … [Read more…]

Clarifying the Unity of the Two Truths

The Two Truths are inseparable and practitioners need to get to grips with both, Tsoknyi Rinpoche reveals in a recent article for Buddhadharma magazine. “The art and beauty of practicing dharma becomes more and more subtle and profound as we learn the dance of the relative and absolute truths,” Rinpoche says. “Since the natural state is … [Read more…]

A Cure for Jaded Practitioners

The cure for jaded practitioners lies in Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara or Way of the Bodhisattva, according to Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s introduction to a modern translation of the classic text. “Unfortunately, many who practice the Great Perfection seem to lack that juice, that spiritual vitality, ” Rinpoche writes. “They manifest no signs of faith, compassion, humility, or openness. They seem … [Read more…]