March 22, 2024
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March 21, 2024
James Elkin

Jim Elkin graduated from California State University Fullerton in 1978, with a BA in linguistics. He moved to New York City to do graduate work in linguistics at Columbia University. In 1981 he began working as a computer programmer and worked his way up to Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, where he led a team […]

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November 24, 2023
Search For The Truth

As Buddhist practitioners, we accept that our experience must be understood both intuitively and through reasoning and discriminating intelligence (prajna). The hallmarks of the Buddha’s dharma (statements of truth) are that all knowable phenomena are impermanent, lack independent identity, and are sources of suffering if misapprehended as permanent and independently existing. The scientific perspective is […]

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September 30, 2023
Bardo, Death & Dying

A private teaching given in 2017 lasting six days. This course will be coming soon, but if you would like to have more information about it or request access you can write to: [email protected]

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September 30, 2023
Longchenpa's Resting in Meditation

This program will explore and give in structions on Longchenpa's Trilog of Rest, with the text being Resting in meditation. There are no prerequisites to attend. To request access to the teachings please write to: [email protected]

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September 24, 2023
Crucible of Compassion

Blazing Wisdom Institute offered a program in Ithaca, NY on the weekend of March 8th – 10th 2013 on the subject of bodhicitta, the mind/heart of enlightenment. The program was made possible by Linda Parks, who hosted Tulku Sherab Dorje and his family in her home, and almost singlehandedly planned and managed the event. We […]

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September 3, 2023
Proving Appearances Are Divine

Mipham tells us that his explanation of the view of secret mantra derives from Rongzom’s and Longchenpa’s lengthy commentaries on Guhyagarbha tantra, which are classified as the ‘profound system’ of instruction, alongside the vast tradition from Zurchen. This view is introduced in Rongzom’s short, but highly influential 11th century text, the Great Proof that All […]

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September 3, 2023
Hitting The Essence In Three Words (Tsik Sum Né Dek)

The final testament by Garab Dorje, the first human master of Dzogchen. At the time of his parinirvana, Garab Dorje ascended into the sky and dissolved into rainbow light. At this, Mañjushrimitra cried out in despair and distress, and made a very beautiful plea: “What will become of us now that you are passing away? […]

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August 21, 2023
37 POINTS OF BODHISATTVA TRAINING

An audio course from Tulku Sherdor on Gyalse Ngulchu Togme's famous treatise, 'The 37 Points of Bodhisattva Training.' In 2016-17, Tulku taught a 25-hour course at Blazing Wisdom Institute, extemporaneously translating and explaining a commentary by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu, the previous Dzatrul Rinpoche and a root Guru of Trulshig Rinpoche. Anyone may apply to hear […]

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