KTGR’s Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

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Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

A Seminar Taught  in 2004 at KSC, Miami, Florida

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Translated by Ari Goldfield

Copyright 2012 by Kagyu Shedrup Chöling. All Rights Reserved.

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Maitreya’s Treatise on Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

This  treatise was composed by the Bodhisattva Maitreya and transmitted to Buddha’s disciple, Asanga.  This precious text details  how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into being able to access Pristine Wisdom and enable the path to Enlightenment.  Khenpo Rinpoche guides us through this amazing text that allows one to realize their full potential as a human being.

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. One of his closest students for many years, Ari Goldfield, translates.