Practice Notes from Tsoknyi Rinpoche Retreat

  1. Connect to Essence Love
  2. Find the Space(Ying)

There are different types of “I” structures, the “Reified I”:

  1. Reified ego
  2. Self cherishing ego

** There is a danger, that sometimes the reified I is practicing rigpa.


The dance is between the relative and the ultimate. The “mirror I” ┬áis fluid.

  1. Connect with Essence Love (Open Heart)
  2. Handshake sticky emotions/thoughts (Clear Mind)
  3. Keep the lung down (Grounded Body)

Bring clarity to everything relative. Approach emotions with clarity even strong afflictive emotions like anger. With the equanimity comes the discerning wisdom. Perception and sensations are empty forms. Emptiness is known directly by residing in Rigpa. Thoughts come and are allowed to liberate. This is Dzogchen. You can’t do anything else anyways. Don’t effort to “try” to liberate the thoughts/emotions.

The space(ying) needs to be luminous. There is the recognition which to the luminosity. Short glimpses.. many times. Over time, confidence develops. “I’m not afraid of myself” or anything that comes into my being. Self love develops… like the attitude of the Shambala warrior.

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