The Treasury of Eloquence is a compilation of the songs of realization of Terchen Barway Dorje (1836-1918). Like the well-known songs of Milarepa, they serve as a source of inspiration and guidance to contemporary practitioners. Though most of the songs were spontaneously composed for a particular disciple, their direct advice unmistakably points out the way to encounter the Buddha nature that is common to all. Made up of many pithy songs, longer pieces, guru yoga compositions, and prayers of aspiration and supplication, the Treasury of Eloquence contains a wide range of teachings and instructions that can be put to immediate use.
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will go through all the songs in the Treasury of Eloquence and give definitive commentary on their profound meaning.
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From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Dear Sangha Members and Friends,
Tashi delek! In the past few months there have been many exciting developments at KPL. The goals we set at the beginning of the summer for the second floor have been and continue to be met. The sprinkler system has been installed and the insulation will be completed by the end of the month. Once the insulation is finished, work can begin on the radiant floor heating. We are so pleased with the progress on the second floor and greatly appreciate the dedicated efforts of our volunteers.
Since my health has improved, I have begun a teaching series on Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje. Through these teachings I am able to provide further detail and commentary on the First Barway Dorje's collection of songs and instructions. It is my hope that students will enjoy and learn much from this series of teachings.
Thank you for your continued support of KPL and all our activities.
Yours in the Dharma,
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
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View an excerpt of the October 2014 Treasury of Eloquence teaching by clicking here.
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.
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Bardor Tulku Rinpoche led about two dozen people at KPL on November 13th in prayers and praises to the Buddha and the 16 Arhats following a traditional Tibetan liturgy known as Nechog.
This practice marked the observance of Lhabab Duchen, the occasion of Shakyamuni Buddha’s descent to earth from the Tushita gods’ realm where he taught the gods and also liberated his mother from samsara.
Meritorious actions on this day are believed to be multiplied 10 million times. Many people brought offerings such as flowers, incense, and fruit. There were also 50 lotus lights arranged at the shrine and people took the opportunity to make donations for the lights.
Lama Chodrak, a second cousin of Bardor Rinpoche who was visiting from Eastern Tibet, also attended. Lama Chodrak oversees a nunnery at Surmang Monastery. He stopped at KPL to join the puja before continuing on to visit other places in North America.
Everyone was happy to have Lama Tashi Topgyal (Lama Tratop) back at KPL; he had just returned from a four-month stay in Tibet. Besides visiting relatives, Lama Tratop took his mother on a pilgirmage to Mount Kailash.
KPL Photo Galleries
Raktrul Monastery Rebuilt 2014
Volunteers paint crown molding for the shrine room, May 2014
Building the shrine, May 2014
KPL 11th Anniversary, May 3, 2014
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche visited H.H. Sakya Trizin, April 2014