This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features Heidi I. Köppl, translator and interpreter for Tibetan lamas such as Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and editor-in-chief of Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program. Heidi translated at the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal for more than a decade and has been a faculty member at the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies. Heidi has a degree in Tibetology from the University of Copenhagen, and has translated works such as Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva and Establishing Appearances as Divine.

Heidi and host Daniel Aitken discuss

  • Heidi’s interest in the East and guidance from Heinrich Harrer;
  • ‘coming home’ to Kathmandu, meeting Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche;
  • Nyingma master Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo’s view on pure appearances;
  • Mahayoga tantric philosophy of emptiness in light of Madhyamika interpretations;
  • over-asserting appearances and the roots of duality;
  • the terma foundations of Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program, and its graduated daily practice of the path;
  • and much more!

Be sure to check out Heidi’s upcoming events and teachings at including From Kindfulness to Pure Perception, a workshop taking place July 30 & 31, 2022 from 9 to 10am EDT (New York). This workshop explores the two mindsets of seeing how kindfulness can be the basis for pure perception, and experiencing the felt sense of our own innate kindfulness and pure perception.

You can also find Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program which starts with a free 12-day course at

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