Refuge

Preliminary Practices from the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel: Going for Refuge

In this teaching, generously sponsored by Samye’s Indonesian Sangha, Drupla Sonam Tsering provides instruction and commentary to the The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel. Drupla will be teaching on the refuge portion of the Concise Ngöndro from the Tukdrup Barché Künsel. This teaching is in Tibetan with English and Indonesian translation.

Confident faith

Developing Confident Faith

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

Confidence with Compassion

Confidence with Compassion: Building Dignity

Phakchok Rinpoche says that if we really examine ourselves, we can learn how to develop stable confidence. The good news is that as practitioners we can easily train in developing confidence, also known as dignity. He notes that every single Buddhist practice, especially on the Vajrayāna path, is designed to empower us with dignity.

prostration

Prostration: Why and How?

Prostration: Not Just Custom In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration, or full-body bowing, is an important element of practice, as it is in other Buddhist

Understanding the Fruition of Buddha – The Buddha as Refuge

It may be helpful to remember that reflection on the qualities and the form of the Buddha has been a traditional meditation technique and can be of great benefit. Buddhist masters often suggest that we focus on particular features as we gradually familiarize ourselves with the Buddha’s form.

The Qualities of Taking Refuge

Dear friends near and far I hope that this Guru Rinpoche Day email finds you all well and happy and that your dharma practice is flourishing.