Do Tulku Rinpoche—Song of the Joyful Cuckoo: Verses on the Tenets


On March 20, 2022, Do Tulku Rinpoche, taught on Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s Song of the Joyful Cuckoo: Verses on the Tenets.

In this short poem, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo skillfully introduces the distinct tenets of the four philosophical traditions, culminating with pith instructions on the tantric path. These inspiring verses guide readers, stanza by stanza, through the systems of increasing subtlety of Buddhist view and practice.  The text was translated into English by Khyentse Vision Project translator Christian Bernert.

Do Tulku Rinpoche, the Sixth Raktrul Rinpoche, is the resident lama and spiritual guide of Arya Tara’s Net, an online community and center for Buddhist study and practice in Germany. An accomplished scholar and graduate of Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute, Rinpoche is an expert traditional scholar, translator, and consultant for the Khyentse Vision Project translation team.