Wisdom Dharma Chats | Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Please enjoy this unedited recording of our Wisdom Dharma Chat with host Daniel Aitken and special guest Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.

In this episode, Rinpoche and Daniel discuss:

  • What it means to train in tenderness, including opening the heart to people we find difficult
  • The central teachings of his new book Peaceful Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Patience
  • How patience helps and sustains our well-being
  • Specific steps we can take to transform difficult thoughts and emotions that we have about other people
  • How to work with anger
  • and much more.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche was born in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, to Tibetan refugee parents. His father, the 3rd Neten Chokling Rinpoche, was a renowned reincarnated lama, and his mother, Mayum Tsewang Palden, was a life-long meditation practitioner who maintained a daily four-session practice schedule while raising her family. In addition to guidance from his parents, from a young age Rinpoche received direct instruction from his teacher Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He studied Buddhist philosophy in a shedra (graduate-level program) as well as undertook extensive meditation retreats. In 1993 Rinpoche founded Mangala Shri Bhuti, a Tibetan Buddhist nonprofit organization whose vision is to further the genuine study and practice of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik lineage of the Nyingma tradition. Rinpoche is the author of It’s Up to You, Light Comes Through, Uncommon Happiness, The Intelligent Heart, Training in Tenderness, and Peaceful Heart. Rinpoche currently lives in the U.S. and travels and teaches widely there, as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America.

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