Tulku Thondup


Tulku Thondup

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in Golok in Amdo in 1939. He was recognised at the age of four as the reincarnation of a famous scholar of the Dodrupchen monastery, Konme Khenpo. Thondup Rinpoche entered Dodrupchen monastery and studied various Buddhist texts, becoming the monastery’s ritual master (Dorje Lobpon). In 1958 he moved to India, teaching from 1967-76 at Lucknow University and from 1976-80 at Visva-Bharati University. In 1980 he went to the USA, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He now works at translation of and research into Tibetan Buddhist texts, especially those of the Nyingma lineage tradition, under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation, and has published various books, among them Hidden Teachings of Tibet (on terma); Buddhist Civilisation in Tibet; The Practice of Dzogchen (Longchenpa on Dzogchen), and Enlightened Living (on ethical conduct).

Friday Nov 5, 2021

Tulku Thondup: Thoughts

Thoughts gain power as they take a concrete shape in our mind.

Tuesday Oct 5, 2021

Tulku Thondup: Appreciating what we are able to do

Always we should appreciate what we are able to do, and not feel bad about what we haven’t done.

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021

Tulku Thondup: Violence, fear, and suffering

All the violence, fear, and suffering That exists in the world Comes from grasping at self.

Tuesday Aug 31, 2021

Tulku Thondup: If you have a lot of work to do

Even if you have a lot of work to do, if you think of it as wonderful, and if you feel it as wonderful, it will transform into the energy of joy and fire, instead of becoming a burden.