This is Krista Tippett’s wonderful interview with the poet/philospher John O’Donohue from August 6, 2015- his last interview before his death. It is a deep conversation into beauty, life, love, language, and the imagination. Enjoy.


“So I believe that deep in the heart of each of us, there is this imagining, imaginal capacity that we have. So that we are all doing it.” John O’Donohue

O'Donohue on On Being

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The Inner Landscape of Beauty

The Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue was beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for “soul friend,” and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual — the visible and the invisible — intertwine in human experience. His voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.

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Meditation Retreat

April 23, 2014


A few weeks ago I attended a three day meditation retreat at the Ligmincha Institute in Virginia. The retreat was awesome and I am sharing here a link to a video which was taken during this very retreat. It is an hour long so it does go into some depth and includes some guided meditation by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and an interesting question and answer session with questions from around the world via internet. Enjoy.

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In a 2013 interview, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche explains his approach to teaching in the West and clarifies essential principles of Buddhism and Bon.

Karen Armstrong has a vision for the harmonizing forces of religion. Recently, she won the TED Prize and was awarded her wish- support for the Charter of Compassion which will be written in collaboration with people who participate through the Charter for Compassion web site.

Muslims, Christians, and Jews will be sent an email inviting them to come to the site and offer their choice of words, in their own language, to help create a charter capable of inspiring the world to focus on what the great religions share, as opposed to what divides them. The goal is to obtain all input from global participants within the next four weeks, select the best contributions with the help of a council of religious "sages", and conduct a major launch of the finished document in 2009.

In this 21 minute video from she talks about restoring the Golden Rule instead of division and sectarianism as the main emphases of religions. Watch and then go to the Charter for Compassion web site and make a difference!


Bon Geshe Video

January 22, 2008


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
, is a master of the Dzogchen meditative tradition of Tibet. He holds the Doctorate Degree of Geshe and is an accomplished scholar in the
Bonpo and the Buddhist textual traditions of philosophy, exegesis, and
debating. Upon graduation in 1986, he was employed at the Library of
Tibetan Works and Archives at Dharamsala, India. That same year he was
appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be the representative of
the Bon school to the assembly of deputies of the government in exile.

He was the first to bring the precious Bon Dzogchen
teachings to the West in 1988, when he was invited by Chogyal Namkhai
Norbu Rinpoche to Italy in order to teach at his center. He is one of
the very few Bonpo masters living in the West who is trained in the Bon
tradition and qualified to teach. Rinpoche founded Ligmincha Institute in March of 1992, a retreat center  in rural Virginia near Charlottesville.

Four of his books have been published: Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep; Healing with Form, Energy, and Light: The Five Elements in
Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen; Wonders of the Natural Mind: The Essence of Dzogchen in the Native Bon Tradition of Tibet, and Tibetan Sound Healing.

The video below is from YouTube where Rinpoche has posted a series videos with teaching, instructions, and guidance in the practice described in his book Tibetan Sound Healing. This is the first of this series on YouTube.