teachings of a modern spiritual adept

Bite size teachings across 30 years.

For 30 years t.k. has offered radical spiritual teachings on the divine nature of non-dual contemplation and realization. Enlightened mind here and now, born from this culture, addressing the issues of this time and place t.k. offers transmission through countless forms - words being one of them. Here are some short pieces from his teachings over the last 30 years.

I don't want your money

Someone wrote me yesterday and asked how much it costs to receive teachings about Trulkor and Tummo from me. I laughed so long and hard.

I do not want your money ... I have nothing to sell! I do not want your dependency ... There is nothing I want or need. Here, floating in the boat of no identity, on the ocean of the nothingness state, what could be added? All appearance is the single body of bliss. Emptiness is the expanse of mind.

Dharma has become a marketplace, like money changers in the temple during the time of Jesus, Lamas line up hawking their goods in glossy magazine adds. Weekend workshops, week long retreats, secret special Lama Yeshe transmission .... forget Jigme Lingpa’s requirements (stated in the text) all that is needed now is the price of admission. Forget Guru Rinpoche saying “My dharma is not for sale.” You can buy it now, “Never before offered in the west!”. Lama’s like sell their daughters (precious teachings) on street corners. “Students”, like Johns, buy the trappings of dharma. The Tin Man received a diploma without ever having attended college but he was in fact no smarter. .... in the end, all end up jaded and cynical.

If you are willing to do the work, engage the path of transformation then I will teach you. It is that simple.

This dharma that opens the doorway to deathless bliss must be given freely to any and all whose hearts long with sincerity. So long as this body lives that will happen. Every stage, every facet of the path from Ngöndrop to Tögal - free to anyone and everyone. Sublime texts of inner yogas Jigme Lingpa, Longchenpa, 3rd Karmapa, Do Khyetnse ...... as well as direct instruction and explanation of every detail - free to anyone and everyone - until there is nothing left to sell in the marketplace. If anyone wishes to support this activity fine, but it is not a the price of admission. The price of admission is earnestness, sincerity and a longing for freedom.

When the Dharma has proven its sublime power, beauty, wonder and liberating force then you, like me, will live to give everything away. Then you will give everything and every thing to everyone. There is nothing that can be added to this. (Editor’s note - “this” is how Traktung Rinpoche refers to his body mind.) Now that mind has gone to bliss and bliss has mated with wisdom’s empty vast nothing can be added, nothing can be lost. This peace of perfect freedom is only joy.

From a place where death never touches, I invite you to this wisdom feast.

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