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The Teaching of Rinpoche

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The first two of the Four Noble Truths, suffering and the cause of suffering, are not methods. While the other two truths, the end of suffering and the path that leads to end of suffering, are methods of Dharma. If our life goal is solely set for worldly happiness in this and future life times, we will be stepping into the wrong paths towards suffering and the cause of suffering. As our Buddha Shakyamuni said:"All phenomena are impermanent, in the circle of birth and death. Only when this circle ends, truth blissful stage could be attained." All composite phenomena of birth and death are meaningless, they are no more than illusions appear on certain conditions, even happiness do exist in Samsara, they can still disappear in a sudden, or will turn into suffering, hence we should abandon them as throwing away snots. In order to reach the end of suffering, which is the blissful, luminous stage of Buddhas, we must use the last of the Four Noble Truths: the path that leads to end of suffering. The only way to return to our true nature (Tathāgata), is by attaining the wisdom of emptiness through meditation, after removing all afflictions caused by "me". Once we clearly understood the long term goal of this path, for the ultimate happiness of self and others,  we will arise better motivation to uphold Dharma practices diligently.

- Rigzin Gawa Rinpoche

August 6, 2018


The magnitude of attachment affects the healthiness of our mind, that is what we've learned from our life experiences. A mindful person usually has lesser attachments, when attachments can make a person lost control of his mind, grasping what he desire without considering the consequences. How do we become a mindful person? Dharma would be our best guide. As it says in a Buddhist scripture:"Realms of existence aren't any steadier than clouds in the sky, births and deaths repeat as dramas in mortal's lives."  All worldly matters swiftly changes as clouds in the sky, they are also like dramas being played on theaters, countless changes could happen in a sudden. When watching those movies scenes, various emotions will arise in our mind: sadness, happiness, anger and so on, if we are aware they're just movies, our emotions can be quickly relieved. In the same way, the more we learn on Dharma, the better recognition we will have on the illusory, emptiness nature of all phenomena, and the more mindful we will become. Although there're still countless afflictions in our life, nothing can really affect our mind.

- Rigzin Gava Rinpoche

July 29, 2018


As it said in a Chinese proverb:" Disasters always come after fortunes", a good example of impermanence. Neither sensational comforts, nor good relationships and worldly status would last forever in this world. Only a clear recognition of impermanence could liberate us from the endless circle of loosing and grasping, so we can free our mind to pursuit enlightenment, a blissful home of our true nature. As it said in the "Nirvana Sutra": " Away from the circle of life and death , Nirvana is the ultimate blissful stage." Because of this awareness, many ancient masters abandoned worldly status as if they were throwing away garbages. They upheld diligent and ascetic practices for Dharma, and eventually achieved great attainments. As beginners, we should learn from them.

- Rigzin Gava Rinpoche

July 14, 2018


We experience varies of karmic effects nowadays because good or bad karma accumulated in the past. Life is like a drama stage, where karma is the director and creator behind everything. In long term perspective, if we don't gain liberation from Samsara, driven by ignorance we will continuously create good or bad karma, a power source that drives us into endless cyclic existence, where happiness and suffering repeat again and again. As our Buddha Shakyamuni said:" As one's shadow always follow his body, we are constantly haunted by sufferings. Only by stopping evil deeds and entering benevolent paths, our sufferings will end." When we've stopped all evil deeds, and entered the benevolent paths, all disasters will naturally disappear, and we'll receive happiness in the human and gods' realms. Hence, for our liberation, we should make some temporary and long term plans.

- Rigzin Gava Rinpoche

July 9, 2018


Genuine Buddhist scriptures and commentaries are discoursed by our Buddha Shakyamuni or other Bodhisattvas, in times they thought it's extremely necessary to discourse in order to guide sentient beings. The purpose of Dharma study is to serve and guide our practice, instead of barely an increase of our knowledge. There are countless Buddhist scriptures in exist yet our time is very limited, hence we should only spend time on those we really need in accordance to our guru's guidance, and contemplate them systematically. We need to adapt the Buddha's teachings with our mind through contemplation, otherwise regardless how much we've learned, there won't be too much positive changes in our mind.

- Rigzin Gava Rinpoche

July 3, 2018


What should we use our merits for, after cultivating them through Dharma practices? Should we use them to gain liberation from Samsara, or to pursuit worldly fortune? Dedication is the key, regardless which way you choose. All merits came from our good actions, hence we can use them to achieve our goals, either longevity or enlightenment, it all depends on how we dedicate them. It is extremely important to practice dedication, a powerful way to transform negative connections into positive, and turns obstacles into good conditions. Hence, we should develop a habit that properly dedicate our merits everyday, so that they are deposited into a bank safely, make them grow until the day we attain enlightenment.

much positive changes in our mind.

- Rigzin Gava Rinpoche

June 3, 2018




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