Category: Thupten Jinpa

Video: Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows

Video: Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows

We are lucky to be living in a time where we have so many erudite scholars to help guide the course of Buddhist thought. Principal among them are His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and his main English language interpreter and translator, Dr. Thupten Jinpa. Jinpa has recently written a book about perhaps one of the greatest scholars in Tibetan Buddhism, Je Tsongkhapa. Tsongkhapa lived in the late 1300s and inspired a renaissance in Tibetan Buddhist thought, founded the Great Prayer Festival and established the Gaden Shartse monastery.

In this talk with the San Francisco Dharma Collective, Isa Gucciardi explores Jinpa’s new book, Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows, which so skillfully brings Tsongkhapa to life. The book offers a unique lens on Tsonkhapa’s relationship to Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom, which is the focus of this talk and meditation.

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Blog: The Relationship between Tsongkhapa and Manjushri

Blog: The Relationship between Tsongkhapa and Manjushri

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Tsongkhapa, a Buddha in the Land of Snows is Buddhist scholar Thupten Jinpa’s contribution to Shambhala Publications’ series, The Lives of the Masters, which seeks to memorialize the contributions of some of the most important thinkers in Buddhist philosophy. Jinpa’s book decisively puts Tsongkhapa on the map, not only as an outstanding philosopher of Buddhism, but as one of the great logicians of the last thousand years. This scholarly biography reveals Tsongkhapa’s life and teachings in a refreshingly accessible way. Tsongkhapa lived from 1357-1419 and is considered one of the greatest Buddhist philosophers and teachers that ever lived. He is known for his many accomplishments, not the least of which is his role in the Ganden Renaissance. The Ganden Renaissance brought new scholarship, new interpretations of traditional teachings, and established new centers of study in Mahayana Buddhism. An interesting undercurrent of this renaissance was the relationship between Tsongkhapa and the Tibetan deity, Manjushri.

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Article: Book Review: Tsongkhapa, a Buddha in the Land of Snows

Article: Book Review: Tsongkhapa, a Buddha in the Land of Snows

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Tsongkhapa, a Buddha in the Land of Snows is Buddhist scholar Thupten Jinpa’s contribution to Shambhala Publications’ remarkable series, The Lives of the Masters, which seeks to memorialize the contributions of some of the most important thinkers in Buddhist philosophy. Tsongkhapa, who lived from 1357-1419, is considered one of the greatest Buddhist philosophers and teachers that ever lived.

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Blog: Finding Your Spiritual Path Part 4: Intention and Motivation

Blog: Finding Your Spiritual Path Part 4: Intention and Motivation

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

After we realize that our trust has been betrayed, we may be thrown into a state of crisis. One of the gifts that can emerge from this experience, as we touched on in a previous post, is the opportunity to re-examine — or perhaps to discover for the first time — our intention, in the first place, in placing our faith in the person or organization that betrayed us.

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Video: Learning from Dying: Buddhist Understandings of Consciousness and Death

Video: Learning from Dying: Buddhist Understandings of Consciousness and Death

Renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and Columbia University Professor Robert A.F. Thurman is joined in conversation by his colleague Isa Gucciardi and UCSF’s Eve Ekman and David Bullard. They explore Buddhist understandings about consciousness and death.

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On the Air: A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Science and Non-Duality Conference: The Emergent Universe

On the Air: A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Science and Non-Duality Conference: The Emergent Universe

Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways on KKUP, and Isa Gucciardi discuss the upcoming Science and Non-Duality Conference in San Jose from October 18-22, 2017. Among other aspects of the conference, they also speak bout Isa’s presentation of a pre-conference workshop with Dr. Robert Thurman called Shamans and Siddhas, which explores the intersection between shamanic and Buddhist practice.

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Podcast: Episode 33: Thupten Jinpa

Podcast: Episode 33: Thupten Jinpa

This month Laura reaches back into the Sacred Stream archives for an interview she did with Thupten Jinpa when he was on his book tour for A Fearless Heart. The interview was impromptu and took place at Laura’s kitchen table, where she talked to Jinpa about his work with H.H. Dalai Lama, CCare, the Compassion Studies, and his perspective on generating more compassion in the world. This episode also contains a talk Jinpa gave at the Sacred Stream Center on Language and Reality. The featured music is from the Monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang, Jinpa’s former monastery, and their album, The Sacred Chants of Tibet.

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Video: What Makes You Happy with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: What Makes You Happy with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa answers the question, “What makes you happy?” Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Finding a Teacher with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Finding a Teacher with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa talks about working with a teacher and other ways of deepening the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Stanford Compassion Study Results with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Stanford Compassion Study Results with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa discusses the positive results arising out of the Stanford Compassion Studies and the Compassion Cultivation Training he developed. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Self Compassion with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Self Compassion with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa discusses the idea of self compassion and how the Tibetan Buddhist concept differs from the Western. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Letting Go of Negative Emotion with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Letting Go of Negative Emotion with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa explains how mindfulness and compassion practices can help us let go of negative emotion and lead happier and healthier lives. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Catching Emotional Triggers with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Catching Emotional Triggers with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa discusses the importance of catching emotional triggers and how mindfulness practices can help. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Personal Practice with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Personal Practice with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa offers suggestions for developing a personal meditative practice. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Mind Training Techniques for the West with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Video: Mind Training Techniques for the West with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa answers the question of how Mind Training, including meditation and compassion practice can be helpful to people in contemporary societies. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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