Khenpo Gyaltsen

Motivation or Intention -

Jan 28, 2019

Motivation or intention comes before any activity, even if we don’t realize or acknowledge it. According to traditional Buddhist teachings, the initial motivation really determines whether action is virtuous or non-virtuous.  Giving...

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Life-Release -

Jul 27, 2017

Life-release, or the saving of animals destined for slaughter, is practiced throughout the Buddhist world. All schools of Buddhism encourage followers to not only refrain from harming beings, but also to actively save...

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Prayer Flags -

Jul 20, 2017

Prayer flags have now become very popular throughout the world. What is their history and...

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All About Water Bowl Offerings -

Jul 13, 2017

Water offerings are a tradition was accepted by the masters of the past as a practice unique to Tibet. It is the most common offering of Tibetan...

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Offering Water Bowls as Material Offerings -

Jul 7, 2017

Offering water bowls is an easy and pleasurable meritorious activity widely practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. Water's purity gives it great...

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Developing Confident Faith -

Jun 29, 2017

Developing confident faith in the Buddha and the Dharma is crucial on the path. Confident faith means conviction based on wisdom and experience....

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Remembering Correctly with Fourfold Perception -

Jun 22, 2017

Remembering correctly is useful in our daily life. We bring more benefit, however, by remembering the Dharma teachings correctly....

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Three Defects of the Vessel -

Jun 8, 2017

Three defects of the vessel are explained in traditional Buddhist teachings as something students should avoid. For a Dharma student, correct conduct brings a tremendous advantage....

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Dharma Student Qualities: How to Listen -

Jun 1, 2017

Classic Buddhist texts discuss how to be the best type of Dharma student. Once we know the proper approach for a Dharma student, we can make swift...

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