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Ritual

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

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

What is Ritual?

What is Ritual?

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

Preferences

Preferences, Habit, Practice

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

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

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

Making Peace and Purifying Our World

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

Life-Release

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

Sadhana Practice: The Importance of Ritual

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