wisdom

Buddha’s Radical Two-Step Approach to Happiness -

Sep 3, 2020

By Erric Solomon Over 2,500 years ago, a man sat under a Bodhi tree and had a completely radical insight: suffering was caused by ignorance about who we really are. This ignorance...

Read More

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects -

Feb 4, 2019

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. In this video, Tulku Migmar explains just some of the significance of this pair of implements.  We...

Read More

Long and Meaningful Life -

Feb 25, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!I am at present presiding over the Tsekar “White Amitayus” Drupchen here at our Ka-Nying Shedrubling Monastery in Boudhanath. It is a five family...

Read More

Why Light Offerings? -

May 3, 2016

Why lights?  Isn’t that just a cultural tradition?  What is the benefit of making light offerings?  I’m a modern meditator!  Why should I make butter lamp offerings?  Because we are not accustomed...

Read More

The Root of Omniscience -

Jan 19, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, A few days ago, I was reading this great Khadampa text, and in there are some questions and answers where the students ask the teacher and the...

Read More

The Illuminating Sun of Wisdom -

Jun 26, 2015

As Buddhist practitioners, essentially the two qualities we are striving to develop are wisdom and compassion; wisdom and compassion that are as vast and unmovable as the sky, as stable as a mountain, and as bright as the...

Read More

Five Dear Friends -

Aug 6, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, Firstly on this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share a short video in which I talk about the five dear friends that everybody should have. I would also like to talk about Bodhichitta and the motivation...

Read More

Sunshine -

Mar 11, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, I have been thinking of all of you, my dharma brothers and sisters. In our lives, we need the spiritual path, meaning we need to practice. So please, be happy in whatever it is that...

Read More

The Three Qualities -

Aug 26, 2012

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I have been well and busy hopping from one city to another on the eastern coast of United States. I started out this morning at the...

Read More

Five Levels of Motivation -

Jan 3, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, First off, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope this new year brings you and your loved ones abundant joy...

Read More