His Holiness recently answered three questions that were asked by Karmapa Youth Community:
1) Could this generation become overly dependent on digital media in terms of Buddhist practice? Is it sufficient to receive direct instructions or empowerments from a lama over the internet?
2) Sometimes we can feel disconnected from Buddhism or from our Dharma teachers. What sort of practice should be done in order to bring about a sense of reconnection?
3) What does it mean to take refuge?
Interview taken by Bodhicharya Berlin, 2010
In this Karmapa Youth Interview, recorded 10.10.10.(!) in the Kamalashila Institute, Langenfeld/Germany, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche gives a heartfelt advice on relationships, on kids with difficult childhood and on the qualities and obstacles a teenager might face.
About Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche addresses to young people and talk on relationships, profession and hobbies, like listening heavy metal. The interview was recorded at 3 July 2010 in Menz, Germany.
About Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
In this interview Rinpoche gives answers to questions of young buddhists.
1. Some people have a great passion to make music or do a sport but they’re afraid it’s a distraction and they should only practice Dharma. What can you say about this?
2. Is there a qualitiy of the youth/young age, we should concentrate on now and use it while accessible?
3. Many of us use the Dharma to beat ourselves up. We are never happy with ourselves. No matter how much study or practice we do, we still feel bad that we waste so much time. How can we use the Dharma to overcome our low self-esteem and learn to appreciate ourselves?
About Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.