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In-Depth Teachings

This new samye.org site was created in March 2000. This Teachings areas will gradually develop into a separate on-line dharma college (www.khenpo.org), with its own resources based upon teachings given by the fine Kagyu masters who have taught at Kagyu Samye Ling. It will also offer links to other major Kagyu organisations. The emphasis of the content will be on quality, following the line always taken in our centres to only present teachings which come from the best authentic masters of our living Kagyu lineage.

At present, while this area is under construction, we invite you to explore teachings on sites of other Kagyu centres.

Sets of teachings by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, the 12th Tai Situpa, Khenpo Khatar and other leading Kagyu masters on the following topics, on Karma Triyana Dharmachakra site

Taming the Mind through Sitting Meditation
Training the Mind in Loving-kindness and Compassion
Developing the Mind through Sadhana Practice
Cultivating Insight into the Nature of Things as They Are

The archives of Densal Online magazine also have some interesting teachings:

His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa
On Confidence in the Dharma
The Manifestation of Compassionate Activity
Advice on Spiritual Practice

His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
Awakened Heart, Brilliant Mind

Venerable Traleg Rinpoche
The Three Kayas, the Bodies of the Buddha

Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Relating to the Mahakala Practice

Shenpen Osel magazine, in its online form, downloadable as Adobe Acrobat files, has some excellent articles on some very profound topics:

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1 MAY 1997 Teachings by Thrangu Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche & Lama Tashi Namgyal
VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2 OCT. 1997 Teachings by Thrangu Rinpoche, Kabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche & Lama Tashi Namgyal
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1 MARCH 1998 Commentary by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra by The 3rd Gyalwa Karmapa
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2 JUNE 1998 Teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche & Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3 DEC. 1998 Teachings on the bardo by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1 APRIL 1999 Kalu Rinpoche on Mind, Karma, Ego-formation & Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism. Tenga Rinpoche on Chod, Shamatha & Vipashyana. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche Commentary on the Twenty Emptinesses.
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2 OCTOBER 1999 Commentary by The Very Venerable Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche on In Praise of the Dharmadhatu by Arya Nagarjuna and Khenpo Rinpoche's commentary on the various songs of Milarepa and on the songs and pointing-out instructions of various Indian and Tibetan mahasiddhas.
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3 JANUARY 2000 Commentary on Mahamudra Upadesha by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Thrangu Rinpoche's Vajra Vidya Institute. On Achieving Exertion on the Path by Lama Tashi Namgyal

There is a quite extensive index of Tibetan Buddhist teaching resources on the web, compiled by quietmountain, an organisation serving the 12th Tai Situpa. Click on the Tibetan tradition which interests you on the main page and this will take you to the a-z index relative to it.

Thrangu Rinpoche's site also has links to a few teachings

The Life of Thrangu Rinpoche
A Guide to Shamatha Meditation.
The Reason We Practice Meditation
The Four Noble Truths
Taking and Sending ( Tonglen )
The Bodhisattva Vow

Lama Norlha's site has a very direct general teachings from the late Khenpo Kalu Rinpoche

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso's site only has one spiritual song at present but will doubtless grow with time.