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Sep'17

Buddhist Wheel of Life

Buddhist Wheel of Life Paintings Buddhist Wheel of Life Paintings adorn monastery porches throughout the Himalayan region.   We may also …

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12

Sep'17

Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer

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 monastery?

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20

Aug'17

Maṇi Wheels Spreading the Dharma

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 merit.

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24

Jul'17

Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

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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20

Jul'17

Prayer Flags

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

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07

Jul'17

Offering Water Bowls as Material Offerings

Offering water bowls is an easy and pleasurable meritorious activity widely practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. Water's purity gives it great power.

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20

Jun'17

Remembering Kindness

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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25

Oct'16

Advice from King Trisong Detsen for Responsible People

Advice from King Trisong Detsen for Responsible People King Trisong Detsen 8th Century Dharma King of Tibet and Disciple of Guru Rinpoche …

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06

Feb'16

Gar Cham – Meditative Dance – “Lama Dance”

Meditative Dance Tibetan Meditative Dance, or Gar Cham , often referred to as “Lama dance”, is a ritual performance.  Lamas and …

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