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We pass on the very sad news that Jerry Granelli, long-time sangha member and jazz legend, died early morning of July 20 in Halifax. Jerry had been in poor health for much of the past year. Jerry led the class...

Midsummer’s Day 1980

A Glimpse of Midsummer's Past

A Conversation with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on Peaceful Heart

An introductory guide to cultivating patience and opening your heart to difficult circumstances

Meredith Monk’s Guided Meditation

On June 19, 2021, during the Midsummer Practice Day on Ocean, Meredith Monk led a very helpful and moving practice of body, speech and mind. Thank you to the Profound Treasury Retreat for coordinating this event.

Sutra

This is talk eight from Tibetan Buddhist Path seminary at Naropa, 1974

Not Dependent on Personality

The lineage is the pipeline and the Yidams are like the water running through it

A Golden Buddha

One of the foundations of the approach to life in the Mahayana, or the great vehicle, is the realization that completely perfect enlightenment, samyaksambuddha, is no longer a myth–it is real. Everybody carries in his or her heart a perfectly produced image of the Buddha, beautifully made, cast in gold. Everybody has such an image in his or her heart. That seems to be true. It’s very real, delightfully real–and the unreality makes things more real. That is the ground of the great vehicle: before you think big, you have to think real. That seems to be the starting point of the Lion’s Roar, the proclamation of Mahayana. Mahayana starts with the faith and conviction that nobody is condemned or confused.

— From “A Golden Buddha,” in Glimpses of Mahayana page 13.

Conversation with Ari Goldfield and guest host David Sable

Ari Goldfield is a Buddhist teacher and translator. He studied and practiced under the close guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche from 1995-2009.

My Guru Was One Scary Son Of A Bitch

Sung at the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast in Halifax, 4 April 2009

The Apple Stem

This story takes place at Karme Choling meditation center in Vermont around 1982. There were two of us working in the graphic design department. I was the assistant. We...

Birthmark

One day in the early 70s Rinpoche was sitting at his desk, and I pointed to his birthmark. He had a soft brown birthmark on his left forearm. I said something clueless like, “Is that a birthmark?”

The Kiss and the Pimple

In 1981, even though we were not tantrikas yet, the Vidyadhara invited some members of the Nalanda Translation Committee French Section, which was established in Montreal three years before,...

Every Lifetime

I had not seen the Vidyadhara in a while. It was probably 1975 or 1976... and when he was visiting NY I had an interview with him. Among other...

Banana Leaves, Butlers, and a Miracle on Mapleton Avenue

The household was a whirlwind of activity, packed at all hours of the day and night with family, guests, Kasung, and household staff. It was chaos wrapped in a pervasive atmosphere of precision, joy and humor ...

No Man’s Land

In No Man's Land, Robert Merchasin talks about an extraordinary day in September 1971, and reflects on the lasting impact the events of that day have had on his life.

A Day of Practice

On June 28, the Profound Treasury Retreat community hosted a day of practice (nyinthun) on Ocean. Here is a talk that Judy Lief offered during the morning session.

Like Meeting Shechen Gyaltsap Face-To-Face

A Review of Shechen Gyaltsap's PRACTICING THE GREAT PERFECTION: INSTRUCTIONS ON THE CRUCIAL POINTS

Lineage and Devotion

As our devotion increased in these early years, we came to regard Trungpa Rinpoche as the only and the everything. It seemed that he came out of nowhere, like a bolt of lightning. But there was a larger context...

KCCL Is Moving to Halifax

KCCL (Karma Changchub Ling) has announced that they are moving to 871 Young Avenue on the Halifax peninsula. This is the same property they almost purchased last March. Unfortunately,...

On Meeting Thomas Merton

"The first genuine person I met from the West" -Trungpa Rinpoche

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha

The Kangyur, or translated words of the Buddha, includes more than 500 sutras and 1,100 tantras. The Tengyur contains more than 4,000 treatises and commentaries by Indian and Tibetan masters...