Buddha

Buddha’s Radical Two-Step Approach to Happiness -

Sep 3, 2020

By Erric Solomon Over 2,500 years ago, a man sat under a Bodhi tree and had a completely radical insight: suffering was caused by ignorance about who we really are. This ignorance...

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Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen -

Jun 3, 2020

Saga Dawa Duchen is on June 5, 2020. May everyone who sees a Buddha image, hears the Buddha’s name, or the dhāraṇī –or recalls his qualities– embark on the path to complete and...

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Bumgyur Dawa: Month of Miracles and Merit -

Feb 24, 2020

Bumgyur Dawa: Opportunity to Accumulate Vast Merit Bumgyur Dawa is the Tibetan term for a month where karmic actions are multiplied by 100,000. The first fifteen days of the first month of...

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The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Śākyamuni -

Feb 18, 2020

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the production and release of a new video visualization of the Treasury of Blessings (see below).  We would like to use this joyful occasion to revisit...

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Tathāgata: “Thus-Gone, Thus Come” -

Aug 13, 2019

Tathāgata: What’s in a Name? Tathāgata, is both a Pali and Sanskrit term that is the first of ten epithets for the Buddha. The ancient Sanskrit thesarus, the Nāmaliṅgānuśāsanam or Amarakośa  Tib....

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Buddha: The Awakened -

Feb 11, 2019

Buddha (Tibetan sang rgyas) “The Awakened” Buddha is an example in the classical language of Tibet, of a word conveying deep meaning. The study of grammar allows us to investigate the construction...

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Understanding the Fruition of Buddha – The Buddha as Refuge -

Nov 17, 2015

In this audio clip, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that we need to know who we are using as a model. Who or what is the true refuge object? True Refuge: Buddha...

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