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A New Road for the Retreat Land

Just returned from the new retreat land nearby the Hermitage. After sliding down the deep grass into the culvert, the road maker, Khandro, and I staked out the path of the road. Wildflowers 3-5 feet tall.... whew! He will begin next week!

Supporters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Very few have connecting karma to work on solving a problem and produce good results. There are others in the sphere of that activity who act as support for the one, such as the back stage or sound crew for someone like HH the Dalai Lama at the time of teaching. There are those who energetically support the process and still others with an inner connection to the action. The latter ones are those who should be praying. The rest of interested people are in various stages of training to become effective prayers, supporters or doers! This is the variety of activities of bodhisattvas! ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~""Nur sehr wenige Menschen besitzen verbindendes Karma, um an der Lösung eines Problems zu arbeiten und gute Ergebnisse zu erzielen. Innerhalb der Aktivitätssphäre gibt es andere, die demjenigen unterstützend beistehen so wie die Backstage oder Sound Crew für jemanden wie SH, den Dalai Lama, wenn er unterrichtet. Es gibt jene, die den Prozess energetisch unt…

Caring for Another at the End of Their Life

Caring for another at end of their life has the potential for dramatic inner change in the care giver. There will be processes energetically exposed to the caregiver during that time that are not available to others in its companion process, gestation and birth. The dying person has mixed some of their personal energy ...with the energy of the world that is attempting to be withdrawn as well as dissolving the body/mind connections holding her or him in the human realm. Quietly and unobtrusively observing this return to original source allows the caregiver access to a special unspoken or inner training in understanding the cycle of life. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

""Sich um jemanden an seinem Lebensende zu kümmern birgt das Potential dramatischen inneren Wandels für die betreuende Person. Während dieser Zeit werden dem Betreuer energetische Prozesse offenbart, die anderen im gleichrangigen Prozess der Schwangerschaft und Geburt nicht zur Verfügung stehen. Der sterbende Men…

Biography of Domo Geshe Rinpoche (Ger, Eng) and Recent Articles

Domo Geshe Rinpocheclick here to see a partial list of articles
Total live articles: 27 Domo Geshe Rinpoche is a reincarnate Lama of the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Domo Geshe Rinpoche lineage includes Je Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and the great Geshe Jampa Chombe. As a reincarnate, Domo Geshe Rinpoche has accomplished extensive training and retreats in the traditional manner. Rinpoche's current incarnation has been teaching in the United States for a number of years, held numerous retreats and given other spiritual training from the Geluk and tantric lineage.The current Western incarnation of Domo Geshe Rinpoche arrived through rare and powerful tantric methods in order to transmit the authentic Dharma to students in the Western cultural context. This incarnation of Domo Geshe Rinpoche is considered unusual in that she has arisen in the form of an adult, a Westerner, and female.Rinpoche is founder and spiritual direct…

Where is the Sky?

My friend, you are standing in the sky!
See things differently to succeed! ~DGR ~~~""Du stehst im Himmel, mein Freund! Betrachte die Dinge auf andere Weise, um Erfolg zu haben!" -DGR---

Buddhist Refuge and the Angry Mind

“In order to obtain perfect enlightenment, I vow from now on to go for refuge to the guru and three precious gems and not abandon sentient beings. I will practice the six perfections.”
Buddhists memorize the lines of refuge to make the vow firm and ingrained into the mind to remember what is most important. Most practitioners take refuge, hands folded, standing before their altar before sitting for meditation. The mind is happy, ready to sit and do holy work; refuge comes very easy then.
It is even more important during a difficulty to make yourself take refuge while you are angry. At that time, it might even be hard to remember the words of refuge. The other you, about to sit for meditation, can remember the refuge vow very well. However, for the mindset of an anger being, it is almost impossible to remember. Which one needs to take refuge more? ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"" Ich gelobe von nun an bis zur Erleuchtung Zuflucht zum Guru und den drei Juwelen zu nehmen und fühlende …

Classes of Buddhist Tantras and Initiation Permission

All Buddhist tantras have awakening, bodhichitta and inner energetic development as goals. However, there are several different classes of tantra, some which will work at specific issues such as the development of compassion, healing abilities or removal of obstacles.
Lower tantras such as Medicine Buddha can be recited without having received the initiation ceremony or process. However, receiving initiation opens the meditator to deeper connection through the already developed connection of the initiating lama.
For the higher tantras, such as the various Herukas, Vajrayogini or Chittamani Tara, the person must have initiation to do the recitation and meditation practice as the energies of transformation are the main element. These practices are purely transcendent, preparing for life in the next stage of transformation, and therefore the connection to one who possesses that development is most important. Even without initiation, to attend a group recitation and practice …

Domo Geshe Rinpoche video Tian Gong Institut Berlin

What is Scarce is Valuable

Gold, diamonds and antiquities are only valuable when scarce.
Enlightenment in the pure lands is common but authentic work is valuable.
Authentic work is common in a buddha realm, and completion of a vast promise is valuable. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Gold, Diamanten und Antiquitäten sind nu...r kostbar wenn sie rar sind.
Erleuchtung ist alltäglich in den reinen Bereichen aber authentische Arbeit ist kostbar.
Authentische Arbeit ist alltäglich in einem Buddhabereich und die Erfüllung großer Versprechen ist kostbar." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

In Order to Obtain Perfect Enlightenment........

In order to obtain perfect enlightenment, I vow from now on to go for refuge to the guru and three precious gems and not abandon sentient beings. I will practice the six perfections.
The refuge vow in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is a complete motivator. The Buddha taught for 40 years, and the refuge vow contains His entire forty years of teaching in a condensed form. Some meditators do a three-year retreat on refuge, repeating it a million times or more. Between meditation sessions, they contemplate the many deep meanings of refuge.
From the very beginning of the refuge vow, “In order to obtain perfect enlightenment,” means “in order to,” which, in turn, means “How can I become the one capable of actually doing this?” It means that I am not yet the one capable of accomplishing the amazing act of becoming an awakened Buddha. This point is not specifically about Buddha Shakyamuni, our Great Teacher, but the awakened state. We say, “In order to obtain perfect enligh…

The Circular Logic of the Perceptions

A perception precedes an attitude. This activity produces the "start-up energy" to produce a state of mind. That, in turn, will produce thoughts, and emotions. These validate our perceptions. Only powerful respect, such as what is offered in the teachings of Dharma, can break us out of this circular logical position! ~... Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

""Eine Wahrnehmung geht einer Haltung voraus. Diese Aktivität produziert die 'Starterenergie', um einen Geisteszustand zu erzeugen. Dieser wiederum erzeugt Gedanken und Gefühle. Diese bestätigen unsere Wahrnehmungen. Nur machtvoller Respekt, wie er in den Dharmalehren dargeboten wird, kann uns aus dieser sich im Kreise drehenden logischen Haltung ausbrechen lassen." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---"

"Buddha" has Two Meanings

Buddha has two meanings.
One is the Pali word for awakened, meaning not lost in illusion. The other is the title of a person who is awakened. This is not complicated as this information can be found with ease.
The teachings of a buddha, such as Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, are given tremendous respect, as they are a formula for awakening. The person and their teachings are the same, as vast wisdom filters through a specific mind to help those trapped by the illusory world. We pay the same respect to the teacher as the teaching.
When real worship becomes misunderstood, the confusion regarding respect and receptivity to real change will cause the sleepy and the asleep to twist in their bedsheets but they lose the pathway to the awakened state. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Das Wort Buddha hat zweit Bedeutungen.
Die eine ist das Paliwort für 'erwacht', d.h. 'nicht in Illusion verloren'. Die andere ist der Titel einer Person, die erwacht ist. Das ist nicht kompliziert, denn diese …

Teacher, Does Stress Morph You into a Bug Eyed Monster?

We need to spring back to a stable identity, with a stable inner referent that makes us feel comfortable and safe. For example, a schoolteacher, over the summer, might have a chance to spend a lot of time alone, just reading, walking through the woods, enjoying their own company, perhaps even painting a picture. By simply enjoying them self, they feel more genuine and comfortable inside and out. However, then they need to return to teaching school in the fall.

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The World is Not Your Cupcake!

The world is not your cupcake!
Please do not waste anything that can be used or used again, preserved for someone else, given away suitably (to the correct person at the correct time), or preserved for later use.
Wasting is a personal karmic habit to overcome, as lack of having what we need is the karmic result. Coming into this life, we have challenges to rethink and restructure our perceptions that makes us a user, depriving others of their minimal needs in their temporary times of difficulty.
Even if we do not have everything we need at the present time, we should begin now to develop the karmic habit and attitude of using carefully and respectfully that which comes into our sphere of influence.
This is far reaching advice when we think about objects; such as clothing or furniture, food; such as leftovers or harvest from the garden, and even our own time, that should be used for work, non-harmful enjoyment and meditation. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~

""Die Welt ist nicht Dein Stü…

The Breath of Fall

The breath of winter is dry and stiff, the springs breath is perfumed, summers is like honey. The best breath of all is autumns, carrying tidings of abundance: the bountiful harvest. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
Der Atem des Winters ist trocken und steif, der Atem des Frühlings ist parfümiert, der des So...mmers wie Honig. Der beste Atem von allen ist der des Herbstes, der die Botschaft der Fülle bringt: die reichliche Ernte." -Domo Geshe Rinpoche---

Reality of the Universe and the Heartspace

Pssst... there is no inside, there is no outside. We are existing in a learning form within a sphere of compassion designed for the blessed challenge to improve the basis of our being. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~

Pssst... es gibt kein Innen, es gibt kein Außen. Wir existieren in einer lernenden Form innerhalb einer Sphäre des Mitgefühls. Diese ist gemacht für die gesegnete Herausforderung zur Verbesserung des Fundaments unseres Wesens." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

Fear of Death is Worse Than Death!

The fear of death is far worse than death itself!
Whoever is afraid to die, continuously lives with fear in manifest or subtle suffering. Living with that frantic fear for their mortal safety, makes her or him tentative in life and unable to grasp the great benefits of human life! It overwhelms a correct understanding of safety built into the human inner programming, thereby making life unlivable. Relax into the Buddhist training to help you overcome fear of death by understanding the certainty that you will die, and it is uncertain when that will be.
It is not courage we need to steel ourselves for the inevitable facing of death, but the anticipation of joy that we will experience when we are released from fear... our actual enemy! ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Die Angst vor dem Tod ist viel schlimmer als der Tod selbst! Wer auch immer Angst vor dem Sterben hat lebt in ständiger Furcht, die sich in konkretem oder subtilem Leiden ausdrückt. Die verzweifelte Angst um ihre sterbliche Sich…