We have been on our 4th Cycle Yatra since the beginning of July, starting from Kathmandu and going through monsoon hit Uttarakhand and Himachal Prades
I spent one whole day in Tatopani in Sindhupalchok, the worst affected area in the April 2015 earthquake, where 300 of Sengdrak Rinpoche's nuns and yo
My beloved uncle, His Holiness Kathok Moktsa Rinpoche and I were having a great conversation about how these days being a spiritual master and a spiri
In my decades of meeting and interacting with different people from all sorts of backgrounds.
Rimé or "Non-sectarianism" is a very attractive terminology. Sometimes, people call themselves "Rimé" practitioners so that they are perceived as ab
The first thing we as genuine spiritual practitioners of Lord Buddha's teaching must clearly understand is that: The Buddha's teaching, no matter whet
Abuse in the name of guru devotion is a very common thing these days, especially among Vajrayana practitioners.
Over the last few days, I have been receiving disturbing information from Tibet regarding the forced conversion of Drukpa Lineage monasteries in the M
With so many programs happening, one after the other, I have not really had the time to share my thoughts for quite a while. Time flies so quickly.
In spirituality, we emphasise a lot on the importance of interdependence, which is of course based on the universal law of karma.
It was definitely a pleasant surprise when I was informed that the Indian government was going to issue a commemorative postage stamp in the name of o
In the history of both traditional and conventional medicine, we have read or heard about cases of successes and failures.
When we were younger, we had more guts to take chances.
Most of us talk a lot about keeping positive relationship, especially in our own family and among our friends and colleagues.
Like most of you, I am too very busy running around, from one program to the next. I try to remind myself all the time, "Be grounded. Relax. Let it be
Nowadays, success is mostly defined by money and power. We can almost say that there is hardly any genuine love in this world.
Blessing is, most of the time, considered to be something mysterious and so divine and far away that it's something quite difficult to receive.
Most of the time, for most people, keeping young is one of most important mission in life.
We had just successfully completed our sixth pad yatra in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. As you know, happy time passes away so quickly.
Everywhere in Darjeeling and all the way to Kathmandu, I can see a lot of commercials and signboards about Valentine's Day, some call it the day to ce
What happened on 14th December in America and China must have been a nightmare for many parents all over the world.
Some people have asked me questions about how to deal with fear, especially fear for evil spirits, fear for ghosts.
Everyone seems to be very busy talking about 12th December and 21st December.
With the Pad Yatra in Sri Lanka postponing to March next year, I now have a bit of time to finish up some work and do some retreat.
Most of the spiritual teachers or practitioners like us feel that spirituality has the answer or solution to every problem.
What is the meaning of "respect"? For most of us, we normally think about how do we get respect from others or about whether others do respect us
If we spend some time to hear our own voice, I wouldn't be surprised that we always say or think of things like: If I were the one doing this, the res
Can you remember the time when you were very small, playing in the garden or running around in a park?
Nature has always been very kind to us. We live on nature, or rather we are a part of nature.
Have you ever felt at home and familiar when you go to some places and meet some people.
To tell you honestly, I wish there isn't a next life. One of my oldest students told me recently, "I don't care about the next life.
At the invitation of His Eminence Takna Rinpoche's representatives and 3 individuals representing entire Lahaul or Garsha, I have decided to visit Gar
I lost my mobile phone in a journey. I was very worried and upset for exactly one hour.
I wish I can find all the other great masters as easily as I have found my long lost friend, Holy.
Every moment that I have spent here at Drukpa Plouray has been filled with great joy and pleasure.
Visiting eastern Tibet was not exactly the easiest journey. Besides all the paperwork and traveling, the altitude could also be an obstacle.
My apology for a long absence. It has been a very busy month of retreat and teaching, taking up a lot of my time.
This is the holiest lunar month in a year, started 7 days ago and today happens to be the sacred anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni's birth.
Our pen drive in our heart or our mind is sometimes very tricky, it stores useless information and throws away meaningful information into the recycle
By now many of you, my friends and students, must be used to my crazy style, my horribly spontaneous way of writing and doing things.
The community, the society and the world at large are made up of different sorts of living beings. Whether we like it or not, we have to coexist with
The world has become quite wild. Everyday what we hear and see are bad news, sad news and violent news.
The joy of being a guru is when he or she gives a test, the students or disciples pass it, it doesn't matter if they pass it with distinction or not,
Mindfulness is a very hot topic right now, as it seems. During my recent visit to United Kingdom, the subject of mindfulness popped up again and again
Gate gate (like the mantra in Prajna Paramita)... everything is Gate Gate, going and going and going.
For years, many people have been complaining that I am not obeying the normal standards or the normal rules, which is true.
Internet connection has not been working since we finished the Pad Yatra, due to some technical problems not resolved immediately.
As we prepare ourselves for the forthcoming Pad Yatra, we are also preparing ourselves for a great time and excitement ahead. I am always thrilled whe
In just a week, our next Eco Pad Yatra will start, from Mumbai to the sacred Sanchi stupa. More than 400 of us are now going to Mumbai, by batches.
After almost one month traveling in Vietnam and Taiwan, more than 110 of us are now back, preparing for our next eco Pad Yatra.
It's almost a week since we arrived in Vietnam.
While I am busy packing and getting ready for my next destination, I just want to take this opportunity to thank Vietnam - Vietnamese people and their
My Guru has just left. We just completed 49 days of prayers and practice for him. I was thinking how it would have been if he is still around.
There was a saying that Sey Rinpoche was the reincarnation of the 11th Drukpa. A photo from Apho Rinpoche that I just received suddenly reminded me ab
If you notice, most of the so-called practitioners always practise and do virtuous deeds on special days.
It was the 8th day of Lunar Calendar yesterday, a holy day related to Medicine Buddha.
We in Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal experienced 3 continuous earthquakes a few days ago.
Nubra is a place that I feel very close to my heart. 20 years ago when I went there, many young boys and girls were there and there were no tourists.
Modern technology is allowing me to post short messages on my web, to connect with all of you, my beloved friends and students.
For many years, many people and organisations have requested me to give public talks in New Delhi and other parts of India
Remember one year ago in Ladakh, we had a terrible disaster. The series of cloudbursts killed many people and ruined many homes.
We just finished some parts of our programs in Ladakh. I could barely remember when we started, it felt like only yesterday that we were busy preparin
Internet connection has been extremely good at Hemis, unheard of since history of Hemis started. I am quite proud to be able to do this.
As you all know, I am back in Hemis, the holy monastery that I spent many years since age of 7 or 8 in spiritual retreats and trainings.
You must be quite surprised why suddenly I am appearing much younger.
Whether one believes it or not, when you have met a great, authentic and enlightened guru and when you are able to use your life to practise honestly
The retreat I had was very short, at least I feel that way. I came back to the world right away. It was a little dramatic for me and I am still trying
As you all know, there are many different types of karma. What exactly is karma.
If you can remember, during the Pad Yatra in 2009, I started a "Turtle Club" for a group of my friends and students.
Positive activities are needed to support our daily life and our mind.
I have just arrived in Darjeeling after visiting Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche's monastery in Mirik.
The king of Ladakh, Trinlay Namgyal, considered to be one of the last surviving Dharma kings or Chogyal, has left us a few weeks ago.
Because of impermanence, the Grand Wang or Initiation is finishing.
We are having a great time with my uncle around these days.