Tibetan Buddhism

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa -

Jun 21, 2020

150th Parinirvāṇa Anniversary On June 22, 2020, we celebrate the anniversary of the renowned tertön (treasure revealer) Chokgyur Lingpa. About Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa (Tib. མཆོག་གྱུར་བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིག་པོ་གླིང་པ་, Wyl. mchog gyur bde chen zhig po...

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Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen -

Jun 3, 2020

Saga Dawa Duchen is on June 5, 2020. May everyone who sees a Buddha image, hears the Buddha’s name, or the dhāraṇī –or recalls his qualities– embark on the path to complete and...

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Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers -

Oct 1, 2019

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers  A Guide for Relating to Ritual Practice in Tibetan Buddhism Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some...

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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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Magnetizing Activity -

Nov 1, 2018

Magnetizing Activity is one of the four activities (las bzhi) of Vajrayana deity yoga practice. We enumerate the four activities as: Pacifying Enriching Magnetizing Subjugating or Subduing When we practice the Vajrayana path, as...

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Buddhist Wheel of Life -

Sep 28, 2017

Buddhist Wheel of Life Paintings Buddhist Wheel of Life Paintings adorn monastery porches throughout the Himalayan region.   We may also know the Sanskrit name, the Bhavacakra, or “Wheel of Existence”.  In...

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Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer -

Sep 12, 2017

We may notice certain representations such as a Dharma wheel with two deer gazing steadily at it appear frequently. Why do we see this on every...

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Maṇi Wheels Spreading the Dharma -

Aug 20, 2017

When we spin maṇi wheels in a clockwise direction, rolls of paper (or film) printed with mantras spin. In this way, we are turning the wheel of the Dharma for the benefit of sentient beings and accumulating...

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Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment -

Jul 24, 2017

Tibetan Buddhist empowerment may seem very mysterious and like a grand performance. And there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to receive an empowerment....

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Prayer Flags -

Jul 20, 2017

Prayer flags have now become very popular throughout the world. What is their history and...

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