Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche Teaches The Sixteen Emptinesses

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Chandrakirti’s Entrance to the Middle Way: The Sixteen Emptinesses

A Seminar Taught  in 2005 at KSC in Miami, Florida

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Translated by Ari Goldfield

Copyright 2012 by Kagyu Shedrup Chöling. All Rights Reserved.

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Chandrakirti’s Entrance to the Middle Way: The Sixteen Emptinesses

This is an extraordinary logical exposition of Nagarjuna’s transmission on Emptiness from the Nagas who kept it viable since the Buddha taught it.  Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche explains The Sixteen Emptinesses with extraordinary clarity in his inimitable style.  He uses a lot of direct references to The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, written by the great Nagarjuna in the second century. In this seminar taught at KSC, Khenpo uses his magical presentation skills and his book, The Sun of Wisdom, to clarify the Buddha’s teachings on Emptiness and absolute reality. Ari Goldfield does the translation.

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

One of the most accomplished teachers and meditation masters of Tibetan Buddhism living today – often compared to Tibet’s greatest yogi, Milarepa – Khenpo Rinpoche is widely respected for his scholarship in the four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the Senior Abbot of the Nalanda Institute of Tibetan Studies in Rumtek, Sikkim (seat of His Holiness the Karmapa), and in the West, he has been one of the principal sources of advanced teachings for students of the Kagyu lineage since 1975.

Khenpo Rinpoche has trained many Western translators through in-depth instruction in key Tibetan texts, establishing the Marpa Institute for Translators in Nepal in 1986. Author of numerous books and articles, including Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, Rinpoche provided the commentary facilitating the translation of Mahamudra: the Ocean of Wisdom from the Tibetan text, Ngedön Gyamtso.