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Wrong view, wrong result

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 17th May 2022

If your view is wrong, your meditation will be wrong and the subsequent result will be wrong. First of all then, we need the right view, otherwise the rest of what we do will only take us in the wrong direction. So how do we get the right view? As it is said, ‘First, establish […]

Recognising the Nature of Mind

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 10th September 2021

In its simplest form, to recognise the nature of mind is to recognise the thoughts that run through our head and our habitual ways of thinking. It’s impossible to recognise the true nature of mind without first recognising the grosser nature of mind. The role of the lama is to first introduce us to the […]

Look Before You Chuck

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 27th August 2019

If we regard our afflictions as something like garbage to be thrown out and gotten rid of, then we won’t look at them very carefully. As soon as we notice an affliction, we will immediately want to get rid of it, won’t we? Taking this approach our practice will become more and more difficult and […]

Emptiness and Causality

The more we understand emptiness, the more confidence we will have in the law of causality.

The Liberation Stories of the Kagyu Masters – Day 14

Online Teaching from Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 14 June 2020

Question: If we truly want to follow the path of the Mahamudra in this life, is it possible to do this whilst engaging in an “ordinary life” with jobs, partners, houses and so on? Or, if we want to make the most of this precious human birth and follow the gift of dharma, do we […]