Many teachings in this archive are broadly classified as belonging to the Vajrayana, the highest level of Buddhist practice and understanding.
Generally when people enter the Vajrayana, they do so through the guidance of a qualified teacher or guru, after listening, studying and practising the foundational teachings which are publicly accessible on this website and elsewhere. Without these prior teachings Vajrayana cannot be practiced.
Once the foundational teachings have been practised and integrated, the foundation is laid for entering the Vajrayana Path, which traverses more deeply into the heart of enlightenment.
The highest level teachings are often kept secret by Buddhist lamas, because there is a danger of misunderstanding. If you skip to the Vajrayana without a firm understanding of the basics, thinking that practices like the Six Paramitas (generosity, good conduct, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom) are not necessary, then you can easily develop an incorrect understanding, a nihilistic view. This would be extremely dangerous – and be of more harm than help.
The Vajrayana section is available for students who have received Vajrayana (or Mahamudra, Dzogchen, or similar) teachings either from Ringu Tulku or another qualified teacher. If you are unsure whether this is the case with you, we ask that you check with your teacher before registering.
Members can freely activate the ‘Vajrayana Membership’ by checking the box at the bottom of the ‘Vajrayana Membership‘ section of their account.