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2020 Vajrakilaya Gutor Puja, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Gompa

Feb 25, 2020

February 16-22, 2020 by Marcela Lopez photos by Xavier Puigdevall Powerful Vajrakilaya The Vajrakilaya Gutor puja is one of the annual pujas performed in Ka-Nying Gompa every year before Losar. Vajrakilaya, the...

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Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Oct 1, 2019

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious...

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What is Ritual?

Sep 23, 2019

What is Ritual? I’m Only Here For the Meditation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche teaches and travels widely throughout the world.  On his tours, he often encounters modern people who are highly skeptical about...

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Tibetan Ritual Music

Jul 30, 2019

Tibetan ritual music makes a major impression on newcomers to Tibetan Buddhist pūjās. People are often surprised and impressed by the dramatic and sometimes deafening sounds of ritual music. Monastic group chanting is known...

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Reflections on the 2019 Sādhana Ritual Course at Gomde Cooperstown

Jul 26, 2019

Sādhana Ritual Course Comes to North America for the First Time at Gomde Cooperstown As Tibetan Buddhism has become more established around the world, many people have had the opportunity to hear...

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Making Peace and Purifying Our World

Aug 2, 2017

For today's message, Phakchok Rinpoche offers insight into Kyepar Pakpey, the seventh manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. At the heart of this practice is making peace with all sentient beings and showing respect for the environment and those beings and aspects...

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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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Can’t I Just Meditate? Why We Need Skillful Means

Feb 21, 2017

Without skillful means, we are unable to easily gain wisdom. In the past, all the great masters have practiced this way. Because this is the case, Rinpoche requests new students who want to join the Vajrayāna path to engage in the...

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Sādhana Practice: The Importance of Ritual

Feb 2, 2017

Sādhana practice is the essence practice of the Vajrayāna tantras. Many great masters brought us important tantras, but in order to practice them, we use practice manual texts. In Tibetan, we use...

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