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What I want and what I need

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In Bodhicharyavatara, Śāntideva mentions:
Since I and other beings both, In wanting happiness, are equal and alike, ….. In fleeing suffering, are equal and alike,
However, not knowing the causes of happiness and of suffering, all the sentient beings are wandering in Samsara since the beginningless time.
I am not different either. I am one of them seeking happiness.
During this journey towards what I want, I forgot to ask myself if what I want is what I actually need. I engaged in whatever activities craving for what I want. I found happiness in serving others but forgetting that even suffering does exist, I suffered and I did not know why.
After all, what I need is the happiness that lasted forever. Not knowing what brings about such happiness, I was lost.
What brings about that happiness then? Practicing DHARMA.
What is DHARMA then?
During an annual retreat for the locals in Pharping, His Holiness Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche gave the much needed answer to that question.
Dharma is taming one’s mind an…

35th Annual Seminar at Rangjung Yeshe Institute

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As it is already tradition in Kathmandu, in November of 2015, at Rangjung Yeshe Institute,  happened the 35th  Annual Seminar, which's subject was “The Path to Enlightenment”.  During 12 days many activities were guided  by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and  Phakchok Rinpoche. Several teachings, practices and some empowerments were held. It was a time full of joy and great interest for everyone.
The students of RYI were present in all activities and many students of the Rinpoches joined from different parts of the world, as they do every year. Some local Tibetan and Nepali practitioners also were present during the seminar and others came only to pay respect and devotion to their masters.  The institute and the Rinpoches created a real familiar and enjoyable environment. We had not only moments of practices and teachings, but also time to do any questions that could be important to us and even join lunch together sometimes when Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche invited us.   W…