Mantra

Chou Chen Samye Student reflections

A Garland of Protection

By Chou Chuen Perfectly Enlightened Mother, please protect us beginners on the Path! Sipping coffee and museum hopping in London with a monk that I

Healing Practices

Healing Practices from Tibetan Buddhism

Healing practices perform an important function for practitioners. Physical health situations can make our lives more stressful and difficult to manage. 

Healing Mantra and the King of Bliss

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to friends near and far. In this last video of the Tukdrub Barché Künsel series, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces the King of Great Bliss, Dechen Gyalpo. Furthermore, Rinpoche shares a mantra which has a three-fold purpose for reducing ego-clinging, enhancing bliss, and improving health.

Nepal Earthquake

As you all know, on Saturday Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake that took the lives of thousands of people and has left many tens of thousands of others destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear. Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns, and students are safe and our monasteries relatively undamaged. Many other areas though have suffered overwhelming loss and destruction.

Four Points & Dusum Sangye Supplication

There are four points I would like to remind you of on this Guru Rinpoche Day. 1. Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. This is so important, and I have talked about this many times already. The motivation of bodhicitta is indispensable.

Root Tantra of Manjushri

When we let our emotions overtake us completely, we wind up on the same road making the same mistakes. Again and again, this happens. Why do we have to be so blind and stupid? Therefore, STOP, take a moment to look at your emotions and then and there deal with it. Always remember the Lion!