Garland of Views


Here are the rare and precious instructions on Padmasambhava's Garland of Views, given by H.H. XIV. Gyalwa Rinpoche in September 2004 at the Miami University:

Garland of Views (part 1)
Garland of Views (part 2)
Garland of Views (part 3)
Garland of Views (part 4)

(in Tibetan with English Translation by Geshe Thupten Jinpa)

Photos from the Back of Beyond


today I'm a little bit in a sharing mood (or should I say "exhibition mood" ?) So I'd like to share some pictures from the area where I live. The climate here sucks, and a disproportional number of very very strange people are running around here in this valley, but the nature here is wonderful, and although civilication is spreading like cancer over the whole valley, there are still a few very peaceful and solitary spots around, and here I'd like to show you some of them....

This is the creek near my house (whose name I won't tell since we don't need no tourists there ;-)

...and here are some more (from different locations) :

... and here's the valley in summer and winter:

The Heart of Mahamudra

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche & The Heart of Mahamudra

Recently I came across some very good and interesting audio recordings from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. The teachings are called "The Heart of Mahamudra" and were recorded in the Lhundup Lam-Rim Ling Center in Morelia, Michoacán, México. The talks are in english with spanish translations. Under the following links you can download them in Mp3 format directly from their website - and I guess they would be happy if you visit their site as well at

The Heart of Mahamudra, Day 1
The Heart of Mahamudra, Day 2
The Heart of Mahamudra, Day 3
The Heart of Mahamudra, Day 4 (1/2)
The Heart of Mahamudra, Day 4 (2/2)
The Heart of Mahamudra, Day 5

Sarva Mangalam!

the Unitarian Jihad

Today I've joined the Unitarian Jihad:

My Unitarian Jihad Name is:
Brother Neutron Bomb of Love and Mercy.

Get yours.

Tashi Deleg!

Welcome World!

My name is Domingo, and this is my little place in cyberspace.... I'm a practicing Nangpa (which means: Buddhist and Bönpo) since a couple of years now, studying mainly under the guidance of my precious teachers Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. I was born on the 13th day of the 4th lunar month, in the year of the water dog, 2109, in a place in the Northern Calcareous Alps which the Roman's used to call Clunia, and since the Swiss didn't want us back in 1919, the place where I reside is jestingly called "Kanton Übrig" .... In the 'virtual world' I'm generally known as "Nathanael" or "Nate" which is my second name. I called this blog "Nyima's blog", since "Nyima" is my other online-alias. Nyima is Tibetan and means "day" or "sun", and it's also the abbreviation of the word 'sa nyi ma' which means 'sunday' - so "Nyima" is in fact just the Tibetan translation of the spanish word "Domingo" which happened to be the name my parents gave me....

Currently I'm engaged in studying and practicing the training program of Norbu Rinpoche called Santi Maha Sangha, and I'm also studying the Abhidharmakosha at the moment, under the guidance of Loppon Kunga Namdrol, who is kindly sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Buddhadharma via the World Wide Web, and I'm very thankful for that. You can visit to get more information about the current Podcast courses of the Abhidharmakosha. At the moment I'm also working on transcriptions for Loppon Namdrol which will be published as soon as they're finished and corrected. Since quite recently, I'm also very much engaged in studying and practicing the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud from the Bön tradition.

I'm the webmaster of the Dzogchen Atiyoga Info Page, my personal website where I'm trying to collect and preserve all relevant information about the teachings on Dzogchen that I have come across on the internet during the last years [edit: this site is unfortunately down since a while, but I'm trying to put it online again as soon as possible]. And I'm the current webmaster of the official website of the Austrian Dzogchen Community as well.

Also, I work as chief project manager of a new small webdesign project consisting of a few freelancer web designers around the globe. This project is called Yuluka Webdesign.

Many Tashi Delegs,

Domingo aka Nyima aka Nate ;-)

Lopön Rinpoche & Me

This page was last edited on: Oct. 15, 2006