Vajrayana

Confession and Restoring Vows Practice -

Jan 30, 2020

Confession of misdeeds enables us to purify the temporary stains, obscurations and habitual tendencies that obscure our Buddha nature.  Broken samaya vows especially can hinder our progress on the path. The Vajrayana...

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Annual 3-day Sidok Raksha Tötreng Puja -

Dec 22, 2019

January 21st, 2020—January 23rd, 2020 Raksha Tötreng is a wrathful manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava. When Guru Rinpoche left Tibet, he manifested as the king of the cannibals (sri) called Raksha Tötreng....

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 3 Infallibly Inseparable -

Jul 23, 2019

By Erric Solomon   Infallibility of the Guru There seems to be a lot of talk in Buddhist blogs, magazines and in real-time lectures about what it means for a guru to...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 2 Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No -

Jul 16, 2019

By Erric Solomon How to Cultivate Devotion In modern culture, we seem to have lost the traditional regard for our mentors. In the old days, you apprenticed to a trade. Your master...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 1 Devotion Beyond Concepts -

Jul 9, 2019

By Erric Solomon What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to swiftly making progress along...

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