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Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Experienced Nyingma school teacher Chagdud Rinpoche is the sixteenth tulku of the Chagdud line. Chagdud Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet in 1930, the son of Dawa Drolma, one of the re-nowned female lamas of that time. She was a famous delog, one who had died, traveled throughout the realms of samsara and the pure […]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Spiritual Teacher of Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism Lama Zopa is most noteworthy as the co-founder, with Lama Thubten Yeshe, of Kopan Monastery and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). In 1972 he along with Lama Yeshe founded Tushita Meditation Centre near McLeod Ganj at village Dharamkot in Himachal Pradesh. Since […]

Diligence and Six Paramitas of Tibetan Buddhism

Diligence and Six Paramitas of Tibetan Buddhism

Joyful perseverance or diligence in Buddhism Diligence is one of the six paramitas or perfections that is so important for everything we do. It is said to be the engine for all the other five perfections, the engine that makes everything work. From this very moment on, I will use this precious human existence to […]

Mantra Meditation with the Medicine Buddha

Mantra Meditation with the Medicine Buddha

Spiritual practice for curing mental and physical diseases If you really love yourself and others, if you really wish to bring happiness to yourself and others, enjoy life, and have success, it is essential to open your heart and mind. Motivation My life aims to free all living beings from all of their problems and […]

Engaged Buddhism By Thich Nhat Hanh

Engaged Buddhism By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth. Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Do […]

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

The most senior Western Tibetan Buddhist nun alive Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo belongs to the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school. She is a founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in Himachal Pradesh, India. She is a brilliant teacher who is able to touch the hearts of many with her presence, her profound understanding of […]

Vital Energy in Tibetan Buddhism

Vital Energy in Tibetan Buddhism

Fundamental energy of life – Prana and its relation to the Lucid Dreaming Yoga Dreaming is a dynamic process. The content of dream is formed by the mind, but the basis of the vitality and animation of the dream is the prana. The literal translation of the Tibetan word for prana, lung, is “wind,” but […]

Dharmachakra Mudra

Dharmachakra Mudra

What is a mudra? Mudra is hand position often depicted in Buddhist art and used in practice to evoke a particular state of mind. A mudra is a Sanskrit word that means sign. You may have used a mudra in your yoga class. Or if you look at any images of the Buddha, he is […]

Building your own Buddhist Home Altar

Building your own Buddhist Home Altar

It is very helpful when establishing a meditation practice to create a special place where you sit each day. It could be a corner of a room in the house, or even just a meditation cushion. The important thing is to try to bring yourself to the same place at the same time each day. […]

Green Tara Mantra

Green Tara Mantra

Tara – is an important figure in Buddhism and one the most beloved deity in Tibetan Buddhism. There are many different forms of Tara. The most common form is rendered in the color green, which is considered special for all types of activities. Her right foot is slightly extended, because she is ready to leap […]

White Tara Mantra

White Tara Mantra

According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed. A similar […]

What is Tara in Buddhism?

What is Tara in Buddhism

Tara – is an important figure in Buddhism and probably the most beloved deity in Mahayana Buddhism. She appears as a female bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism, and as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. “Tara” means “the liberator.” She liberates us from ignorance, which is the root of cyclic existence, and from self-centered thought, which […]

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