Tibetan Buddhism

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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Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa -

Jun 14, 2018

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa Parinirvāṇa On June 14, 2018, the community of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery performs a puja to commemorate the anniversary of Chokgyur Lingpa.   Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa (Tib. མཆོག་གྱུར་བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིག་པོ་གླིང་པ་,...

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Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen -

May 28, 2018

  Remembering the Buddha, on Saga Dawa Düchen means an opportunity to practice joyfully.  We can take a pause from our busy concerns and reflect on the timeless message of the Buddha’s...

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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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Remembering Kindness -

Jun 20, 2017

Remembering the kindness of others is an important practice for all of us. We should not forget those many individuals who have been kind to us....

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Advice from King Trisong Detsen for Responsible People -

Oct 25, 2016

Advice from King Trisong Detsen for Responsible People King Trisong Detsen 8th Century Dharma King of Tibet and Disciple of Guru Rinpoche The king offered this advice for living a meaningful life to...

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