Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious onlooker.
Xavier Puigdevall reflects on the Vajrakilaya Gutor puja held at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling.
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
Sādhana Ritual Course Comes to North America for the First Time at Gomde New York As Tibetan Buddhism has become more established around the world,
Preferences dominate our thinking most of the time whether we consciously note them or not. We carry them into our meditation practice. But is that
In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. At the outer level, these two implements represent the indivisibility
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
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
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
Sadhana practice is the essence practice of the Vajrayana tantras. Many great masters brought us important tantras, but in order to practice them, we use