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The Key to Happiness The Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation

Chokling Rinpoche
May the strength of virtue increase
May the power of aspiration grow
May negativity be swiftly purified.

A short teaching passage from Phakchok Rinpoche:

Phakchok Rinpoche

"In this life, it is very important to search out what attachments we have; to self, life, etc. The more attachment you have in this life, the more suffering you have. It’s really true. The more you think of yourself, the more you will suffer. Why? The cause of suffering is thinking of your own welfare. Understand? If you don’t think of yourself so much, and if you are a little sick, it’s Okay. If you have much attachment, even if you’re only a little bit sick, then you cry out, “Oh, my leg, its pain, my neck, its pain! Oh!” A good practitioner, even with head pain or cancer inside the stomach, will not cry, will not say, “Ah.” He will just be like he was before. Normal people will say, “Ahhh! Please give medicine! No! Pain is coming!” Why is it like this? Why is it different? They’re both human beings, what is the difference? You can control all suffering from your mind. If you can control your mind you can control all suffering. If you can control your mind you can control all happiness

The Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation was founded in 2006 by His Eminence Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche together with his son, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and brother, Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. The sole mission of the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation is to benefit sentient beings and preserve the Buddha’s sacred teachings.

Since the founding of the Foundation in 2006, each year we have been able to benefit thousands of sentient beings through a range of humanitarian projects dealing with healthcare and education. By funding the translation and publication of dharma texts, the production of genuine ritual items, and the development of young monks’ monasteries, dharma, and retreat centres around the world we have also been able to contribute to the upholding and flourishing of the buddhadharma in this world. See cglf.org and shedrub.org.

These are all activities that we shall continue, develop, and expand each year, and while we rejoice in what we have been able to accomplish so far, our aspirations by no means stop there. These are all small, but significant beginnings, a foundation on which we hope to build and expand our activities for the benefit of others in a myriad of ways—through healthcare, education, and foremost the sacred buddhadharma.

A Note from our Founders, H.E. Chokling Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche:

"The years 2009 and 2010 has certainly been an eventful year for all of us. The economic and financial crises as well as various natural disasters all around the world, served as a reminder to all of us on impermanence, the truth of suffering and the relevance of Buddha’s teachings up till today."

Visit Chogyur Lingpa Foundation website: https://www.cglf.org/