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The following teachings of SUTRA & TANTRA have been taught by HIS EMINENCE TULKU NETEN RINPOCHE in Canada, USA, Europe & Asia since 2006. His Eminence has received oral transmissions from His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Teachers of the lineage for these Teachings, Initiations-Empowerments and Practice

 

Ngài TULKU NETEN RINPOCHE giảng dạy các đề mục dưới đây từ KINH ĐIỂN & MẬT ĐIỂN tại các nước Gia Nã Đại, Mỹ, Âu Châu & Đông Nam Á từ năm 2006. Ngài đã nhận khẩu truyền từ Đức Dalai Lama và các bậc Thầy của dòng truyền thừa cho sự giảng dạy Phật Pháp, Quán đảnh và tu tập.

 

 Translated directly from TIBETAN into ENGLISH, FRENCH and VIETNAMESE by Nguyễn Mai-Phương  - Nguyễn Mai-Phương dịch trực tiếp từ tiếng Tây Tạng sang tiếng Anh, Pháp Việt *

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* Summary of Teachings

Tóm Lược Các Bài Luận Giải

Video Teachings

Pháp Thoại qua Màn Ảnh

Audio Teachings

Nghe Băng Giảng

Teachings at Television

Giảng trên Đài Truyền Hình

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TOPICS OF TEACHING HAVE BEEN TAUGHT SINCE 2006

NHỮNG CHỦ ĐỀ ĐÃ ĐƯỢC GIẢNG DẠY TỪ NĂM 2006

 

( Select above links for detailed SUMMARIES, VIDEO & AUDIO )

 

LAMRIM, THE GRADUAL STAGES OF THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

 

The greatness of the originator

The greatness of the Dharma [2]

 

The method of listening to and teaching Dharma [2]

 

*  The correct manner of listening to Dharma

The correct manner of teaching Dharma

Activities to be performed by Teachers and listeners

 

The Root of The Path - Practice of Guru Yoga: Spiritual Teacher (Guru) Devotion [2 & 3]

 

   The Foundation of All Good Qualities

   Generating Enthusiasm for Serving a Spiritual Teacher

   Serving a Spiritual Teacher through Thought

   Serving a Spiritual Teacher through Action

   Six-Session of Guru Yoga

   Guru Puja (Lama Chopa)

   The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land Tushita (Ganden Lha Gyi)

   The Seven Wisdoms [5]

   Training The Mind Through Meditation - Stage I: Six Preliminary Practices [4]

 

* Meaning and Benefits of the Mandala Offering - Practice for accumulating merits and purifying negativities

     

An admonition and method to derive value from a human form that has leisure and fortune [2]

 

The Stages of Paths of the Three Types of Person: Small, Middling and Great Scopes [2]

 

Training the mind in the levels of the path that relate to persons of SMALL SCOPE

 

The Sutra of Truly Remembering The Sublime Three Jewels

Taking Refuge – the sacred door by which the teaching is entered. [1]

The Four Great Festivals

The Twelve Deeds of Buddha Shakya Muni and Qualities (body, speech, mind and activities) of the Buddha

 

The Four Noble Truths 

The Twelve Links of Dependent Originations

Karma and The Law of Cause and Effect [2]

Ten Non-Virtuous Deeds caused by body, speech and mind that one must abandon [2]

How to purify ourselves by means of the Four Powers [2]

 

The Seven-limb Practice: [4]

   Prostrations, Making Offering, Purification Negativities, Rejoicing in the wholesome actions of others  

   and oneself, Requesting for Turning the Dharma Wheel, Requesting for Not Entering into Parinirvana,

   and Dedicating Merit

Five Essential Strengths applied to transform any situation into Dharma Practice

   Intention, White seed, Repeated practice, Remove obstacles, and Prayer [5]

 

Recalling death and meditating on the nine points relating to death

Contemplating the suffering of lower realms: hells, hungry ghosts and animals

Death and Impermanence [2]

Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth

A combination of instructions that should be practiced throughout our life

 

Training the mind in the levels of the path that relate to persons of MIDDLING SCOPE

 

Developed the aspiration to achieve liberation and practice the path that leads to liberation

 

The Four Noble Truths

Developing the aspiration to achieve liberation

    Contemplating the specific types of suffering in samsara

    Contemplating the specific types of suffering in samsara (lower and higher states)

 

Nature of the path that leads to liberation

    The origin of suffering

         How the mental afflictions arise

              Identify the mental afflictions

                   Six root mental afflictions and twenty secondary mental afflictions

              The order in which the mental afflictions arise

                   The perishable-collection view: conceptual and innate

              The causes of mental afflictions

              The disadvantages of mental afflictions    

         How the mental afflictions cause us to accumulate karma

         How we die and are reborn

              How death occurs

              How death is followed by entrance into the intermediate state (Bardo)

              How rebirth occurs at conception

                   Twelve limbs of Dependent Origination

 

    Training in the path that leads to liberation

         The type of human form that we need to escape from samsara

         The type of path that must be practiced to escape from the samsara

 

* Parting away from the Four Clingings [5] 

 

Training the mind in the levels of the path that relate to persons of GREAT SCOPE

 

(Teachings include the explanation of the essence of Mind Only School and Middle Way School)

 

The enlightenment mind is the sole means of entering the Mahayana and its benefits

The four methods of gathering followers and guiding them to the Dharma

 

Generating the enlightenment mind (Bodhichitta)

The Stages for Training Oneself in Enlightenment Mind [2]

   Training the mind with the instruction called Sevenfold Instruction of Cause and Effect

   Training the mind with the instruction called Equality and Exchange of Self and Others

 

Ritual method of adopting enlightenment mind: gaining and preserving the vow

   Teachings and Ritual for Receiving Vows

   Taking Refuge to the Three Jewels and the precepts to be observed

   Bodhisattva Vows

   Mahayana Vows (8 precepts)

 

Practice of the Bodhichitta 

Training oneself in the Bodhisattva activities once enlightenment mind has been generated

Practice of the Six Perfections:

   Perfection of Giving,

   Perfection of Ethics,

   Perfection of Patience,

   Perfection of Effort,

   Perfection of Concentration and

   Perfection of Wisdom [5]

 

Various Instructions on Mind Training

Transforming the Mind: A Practice Based On Mind Training Instructions [5]

Guarding Introspection

Compassion and Wisdom

The Power of Compassion

The Four Immeasurables: Immeasurable Love, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity [5]

Green Tara and Twenty-One Tara teachings and practice [5]

Buddha of Compassion Avalokiteshvara, Mantras teachings and the practice of Nectar Purification [5]

Five Strengths applied in one's life

 

Amitabha and Practice of Transference (Powa) 

Daily Practice of Amitabha while Sleeping And At The Time Of Death 

Practice of Transference (Powa) taught in the Mind Training Tradition [5]: The practice is more commonly associated with a tantric meditation that aims at ensuring that a person is about to die will be reborn in a favorable place.

Five Strengths applied in one's life and at the time of death

 

 

Training The Mind Through Meditation [4]

Part I - Six Preliminary Activities

Part II - How to train oneself in Quiescence, which is the essence of One-Pointed Meditation

Part III - How to train oneself in Special Insight, which is the essence of Wisdom

 

 

The Heart Sutra (The Perfection of Wisdom)

Introduction

   - The Text and its Meaning

   - Five Aggregates, Eight Areas, Twelve Sources of Perception

   - The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

   - The Sixteen Distorted Views concerning the Four Noble Truths

   - How the mental afflictions arise and cause us to accumulate karma and suffering

   - The Thirty-Seven Aspects of The Path To Enlightenment, show specifically how the principles

      of the Four Noble Truths are to be applied in one's day-to-day spiritual life  

   - The Four Seals

   - The Two Truths: Conventional and Ultimate Truths

   - The Eight Aspects of Emptiness and The Three Doors of Liberation

   - Nirvana: Natural Nirvana, Isolated peace of Individual Nirvana and Non-Abiding Nirvana

   - Emptiness and Dependent Arising

   - The Relationship Between the Understanding of Emptiness and the Five Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

Advanced teachings on The Heart Sutra and explanation of difficult points

   - Review the foundation taught from the Introduction to the Heart Sutra teaching

   - The mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom

   - The Ten Grounds and The Five Paths according to the two Vehicles: The Perfection and The Tantra

   - The Luminous Nature of The Mind

   - The Buddha Nature is defined in The Mind Only School and The Middle Way School

   - Selflessness

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COMMENTARY ON PHILOSOPHICAL TREATISES ____________________________

 

The Foundation of All Good Qualities based on the Great Treatise LAMRIM. See TEXT  for more information

- The Root of The Path - Practice of Guru Yoga: Spiritual Teacher (Guru) Devotion

- An admonition and method to derive value from a human form that has leisure and fortune

- The Stages of Paths of the Three Types of Person: Small, Middling and Great Scopes

- How to train oneself in Quiescence, which is the essence of One-Pointed Meditation

- How to train oneself in Special Insight, which is the essence of Wisdom:

 

(1) establishing the insubstantiality of the self

(2) establishing the insubstantiality of entities and

(3) method of developing insight

 

How to cultivate the space-like realization DURING a state of mental composure

How to cultivate the realization that all conventional entities are like illusions AFTER a period of mental composure

 

- How to train oneself in the Vajrayana Path (Tantra): Two Attainments (Common and Supreme) and Two Stages (Generation and Completion)

- Vows and practice

 

(Details refered to the teaching on the Heart Sutra, Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, and Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment of Atisha, taught by His Eminence Tulku Neten Rinpoche in the year 2014 and 2015)

 

 

Je Atisa’s Lamp for The Path to Enlightenment [9] 

Presents a complete summary of all the main points of sutra and tantra as instructions for controlling the mind practiced by persons of three different capacities. It contains the quintessential thought of Buddhas and the hidden and explicit subject-matter of the Perfection Wisdom sutras.

 

Je Tsongkhapa’s The Three Principal Aspects of The Path: Renunciation - Bodhichitta - and Correct View [2]

 

Je Langri Tangpa's The Eight Verses for Training The Mind - Introduction and Advanced Teachings

 

Je Chekawa's The Seven Points of Mind Training [5]

 

Je Thogme Sangpo's The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas [8]

 

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Je Shantideva’s Compendium of All Practices

 

Je Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) [6]

The Bodhicharyavatara or "The Bodhisattva's Way of Life" composed in the 8th century by the Bodhisattva Shantideva, who was accepted and blessed by his supreme deity Manjushri, has occupied an important place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition almost from its inception. This is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism, it describes the path of practice of the Bodhisattvas to become enlightened for the benefits of all sentient beings. 

 

Part One: The Generation of Bodhichitta Where It Has Not Previously Existed

I. The Excellence and Benefits of the Bodhichitta,

II. Confession of negativities,

III. Taking hold of the Bodhichitta

 

Part Two: How To Prevent Bodhichitta From Weakening Once It Has Been Generated

IV. Carefulness,

V. Vigilant instrospection

VI. Perfection of Patience

 

Part Three: How Bodhichitta Is To Be Developed and Intensified

*  VII. Perfection of Enthusiastic Perseverence

*  VIII. Perfection of Meditative Concentration

IX. Perfection of Wisdom

 

Part Four: Dedication Of The Resulting Merits For The Benefit Of Others

X. Dedication

 

Chapter 1...6 have been taught.

* Chapter 7 & 8: Enthusiastic Perseverence & Meditative Concentration are currently taught our JTCL Centre

 

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* Discussion of various types of Madhyamika (The Middle Way): 

Differentiating the Tenets of Prasangika and Svatantrika Madhyamika

 

Je Atisa’s Lamp for The Path to Enlightenment [9] 

Je Tsongkhapa’s The Three Principal Aspects of The Path: Renunciation - Bodhichitta - and Correct View

Je Thogme Sangpo's The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas [8]

Je Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) [6]

 

Bodhisattva Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas On The Middle Way

Bodhisattva Nagarjuna's Precious Garland

 

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The Five Works of Buddha Maitreya and Bodhisattva Asanga

 

   1. The Ornament of Clear Realization: this work is a verse commentary on the Prajnaparamita literature and is divided into eight vajra topics.

   2. The Ornament of Mahayana Discourses: covers a discussion of Buddha nature, refuge in the Three Jewels, the Mahayana Path, and the doctrine of emptiness.

   3. Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes: a commentary primarily on the Cittamatra (Mind Only) School, explores eternalism and nilhilism and why these are not part of the Middle Way.

   4. Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata: a commentary on the Tathagatagarbha doctrine and the Cittamatra (Mind Only) School of thought.

   5. The Uttaratantra: this is mainly a commentary on the Three Jewels, the seed of Buddha nature, the attributes, activities of the Buddha and the development of the realization of the nature of phenomena through the purification of the disturbing emotions.

 

THE WAY TO ENTER THE VAJRAYANA  or TANTRA 

Overview of Buddist Tantra

 

How to train oneself in the Vajrayana (Tantric Path) 

Lama ChoPa ( Guru Puja )

Practice of Migtsema 

   With Buddha Shakya Muni

* With the Three Principals Aspects of The Path to Enlightenment

    With the Four Noble Truths

   With the Mother Buddha Tara

 

* BARDO teachings: The Main Practice to apply in this life, at the time of Death, and in the Intermediate State for obtaining a good Rebirth, both presentations are mainly of SUTRA and TANTRA practices, specially from the class of Highest Yoga Tantra

 

* Explanation of Long Mantra of Buddha of Compassion Avalokiteshvara, both Sutra & Tantra meaning & practice

 

Overview of The Four Classes of Tantra

   Kriya (Action) Tantra, Carya (Performance) Tantra, Yoga Tantra, Anuttara Yoga (Highest) Tantra

The Five Families of (Dhyani) Buddhas, together with the Type of Wisdom, Mandala Position, Colour, Mutra, Type of Affliction, Aspect of Personality and instructions on how to practice

   Tathagata (Buddha Vairocana), Vajra (Buddha Aksobhya), Jewel (Buddha Ratnasambhava),

   Lotus (Buddha Amitabha) and Karma (Buddha Amoghasiddhi)

 

The Thirty-Five Confession Buddhas and the practice of purification

 

Other teachings on Tantra are given to disciples who practice with diligence and commitment

 

More teachings to come ........

INITIATION & EMPOWERMENT 

 

Buddha ShakyaMuni

Buddha Amitabha (Woepakme woang)

Medicine Buddha (Menla woang)

Triple Empowerment of Hayagriva, Vajrapani, Garuda ( Ta Chak Khyung Sum )
Avalokitestvara, Buddha of Compassion (Chenrezik Chen nang)

White Tara, especially revered for granting the blessings of long life. (Drolkar woang)

Green Tara (DrolYang woang)

Vajrasattva (Dorje Semba woang)

Manjushri Empowerment

 

Yamantaka, VajraYogini (Dorje Naljorma) and OTHER TANTRIC INITIATIONS & EMPOWERMENTS are only given and guided by His Eminence Tulku Neten Rinpoche to disciples who practise with diligent and commitment  *

(Retreats are required)

 

  

 

PRAYER : The followings are frequent Prayers performed with disciples

 

Guru Puja (Lama Chopa): The prayer consists of making offerings and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master (Guru). This practice unites our minds and the mind of the Guru in order to receive blessings and generate realizations on the path to enlightenment. A Tsog offering helps to restore degenerated spiritual vows and commitment.
 

The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land Tushita (Ganden Lha Gyi)

The Root of All Good Qualities
Medicine Buddha

Buddha Amitabha
Buddha of Compassion Avalokiteshvara
Green Tara and 21 Tara

The Thirty-Five Confession Buddhas
Bodhisattva Vows
Mahayana Vows
A Necklace For The Fortunate

Prayer Before and After the Dharma Teaching

The Heart Sutra

400 Pujas

Yamantaka and Medicine Buddha Fire Purification Rituals (Fire Pujas) 


Yamantaka Purification Ritual: Yamantaka means The Destroyer of Death, is the wrathful emanation of Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom, helps to heal sicknesses, eliminate sufferings, dispel negativities and remove obstacles to one’s health and peace of mind

 

Kalarupa: the wrathful aspect of Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom who is invoked to remove obstacles and hindrances
 

Dzambhala: the manifestation of Avalokitesvara, Buddha of Compassion to destroy bad karma, stop suffering, avert obstacle, have a bodhi mind and bring wealth to all sentient beings
 

Palden Lhamo, who is invoked to protect the Dharma and remove obstacles and hindrances to the practice 
 

Special Prayers and Teachings at the Great Prayer Festival of the Gelugpa tradition "Gelug Monlam of Canada"

 

LECTURE

 

   Jataka Tales Birth Stories of Buddha

   Stories of the Buddha's Series of Lives

   Specific Counsels

 

 

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THESE DHARMA TEACHINGS ARE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS

(See " Publications" for more details)

 

[1] Three Jewels Buddha, Dharma & Sangha - Tam Bảo Phật, Pháp và Tăng

 

[2] The Three Principal Aspects of The Path To Enlightenment, based on Tsongkhapa’s Lam gyi gtso bo rnam gsum

Ba Phương Diện Chính Của Con Đường Giác Ngộ Tối Thượng

 

[3] The Root of The Path - Nền Tảng của Đạo Lộ

 

[4] Training The Mind Through Meditation - Tu Hành Tâm Thức Qua Thiền Định

(Part I) Six Preliminary Activities - Sáu Chuẩn Bị Cho Một Thời Thiền

(Part II) How to Develop Quiescence - Luyện tập Tâm Tịnh Chỉ

 

[5] Transforming The Mind: Instructions on Mind Training

Chuyển Hóa Tâm: Những giáo huấn về Pháp Luyện Tâm

 

[6] The Way of the Bodhisattva, based on Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara - Bồ Tát Hạnh

 

[8] The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas - Ba Mươi Bảy Pháp Hành Của Bồ Tát

 

[9] Lamp For The Path To Enlightenment - Đèn Soi Con đường đưa đến giác ngộ

 

 

 

 

 

 

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