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Tibetan Zen Meditation
By Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Many practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism are familiar with the terms Dzogchen and Mahamudra, and have practiced these two meditations but are some that frustrated with the results. This is because 1) the foundations of their meditation are not stable, and 2) the main practice is too complicated for them to fit into their busy lives, 3) their motivation is ordinary, while the result they seek is very profound; and 4) it is very difficult to keep all the vows required of Mahayana and Vajrayana practitioners. Many people are looking for a simple yet profound way to achieve Buddhahood but are afraid of stepping outside the boundaries of the particular school of Buddhism they have committed to, fearing that other schools may reject them for sectarian reasons. So if you are one of these people and feel stuck in your practice as a result, welcome to Tibetan Zen!
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey – An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.