The Damdzin Namtrul
An interactive guide to the famous prayer to the Chokling Tersar lineage masters.
Drupla Sherab Dorje: Why Are There So Many Different Teachings if Ngöndro Contains All?
Drupla Sherab Dorje addresses a frequently asked student question regarding practice in general. Why, if Ngöndro practice is the key, is there a need for anything beyond this?
What Devotion Really Is, Part 3 – Infallibly Inseparable
There seems to be a lot of talk in Buddhist blogs, magazines and in real-time lectures about what it means for a guru to be infallible, if, in fact, it’s even possible. As I mentioned at the top of this post, it partially inspired me to write this.
What Devotion Really Is, Part 2 – Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No
In modern culture, we seem to have lost the traditional regard for our mentors. In the old days, you apprenticed to a trade. Your master was not necessarily the easiest person to get along with. But they did teach you a trade, a way to eat, and you felt sincere gratitude, even love. This gratitude for mentors was a part of every human civilization.
What Devotion Really Is, Part 1 – Devotion Beyond Concepts
What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to swiftly making progress along the path, how can we do so safely, especially in light of some of the stories we have recently had to hear about?