Straight Talk

The Straight Talk

In these troubled times Straight Talk gives sincere much needed guidance, especially for the spiritual practitioner disturbed by recent disclosures. Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche offers a fresh, yet traditional way to enter the teachings, guiding the student on how to choose a qualified teacher, examine oneself, and proceed on the genuine path of practice. Such advice is more than precious, it is timely and necessary to make sure that sidetracks and wrong views do not derail one’s practice.

OT Rinpoche cuts through all misconceptions and doubts and clearly explains all aspects of practice and ritual with a precision to detail that is almost unequalled by any living master today. He never waters it down or makes the dharma more palatable for any audience. He clearly tells it like it is, straight and unfiltered. He is able to give the most relevant, current advice, all the while adhering to tradition with scriptural resources.

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche is a reincarnation of a Jetson Tulku, a reincarnation of Taksham Nuden Dorje, ‘Powerful Tiger-skirted Vajra’ born in the late part of the 17th century who was Atsara Sale at the time of Padmasambhava in Tibet. Jetson Tulku was really an accomplished siddha, a fully realized being, and OT Rinpoche is similar to that.

Jigmey Kongtrul Rinpoche

I am not sure that Western people see samsara as ocean of suffering but you do know that it is not a very satisfying place and that samsara is something to be free from. You go from worldly life to the Dharma, some see that worldly work never ends; some see that worldly work has no benefit, after thinking about this, you can determine the qualities of samsara as well as its faults, and then you come to the Dharma that is really extraordinary.

Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche