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Chökhor Düchen – The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel

Jul 22, 2020

Chökhor Düchen is "The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel". An overview of the importance and history of this...

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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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Bumgyur Dawa: Month of Miracles and Merit

Feb 24, 2020

Bumgyur Dawa: Opportunity to Accumulate Vast Merit Bumgyur Dawa is the Tibetan term for a month where karmic actions are multiplied by 100,000. The first fifteen days of the first month of...

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Losar: Tibetan New Year

Feb 21, 2020

Losar literally means 'New Year' in Tibetan. Tibetans celebrated a New Year harvest festival prior to the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet. Many elements of the ancient harvest festival remain, however Buddhist rituals easily incorporated these ancient...

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Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche – Parinirvāṇa Anniversary

Feb 17, 2020

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and the Ngakso Pūjā 2020 Commemoration February 17 Each year, practitioners at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Boudha, Nepal, commemorate the parinirvāṇa of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Therefore they...

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Five Negative Emotions

Apr 3, 2018

Five negative emotions cause us so many problems. In this audio clip, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how the Buddha  taught about the mind and about actions. Rinpoche describes these five as they might arise in our daily lives. He also demonstrates how...

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Feast Offerings: Skillful Means in the Vajrayāna

Jan 22, 2018

Feast offerings are very important in the Vajrayāna tradition. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche describes the meaning and significance of this ritual practice. Additionally, he gives some very practical instruction on how we prepare for a feast...

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The Buddhist Wheel of Life

Sep 28, 2017

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 the Tibetan Vinaya, or monastic rules, the Buddha instructs monks to paint the...

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Buddhist Flags: History and Meaning

Sep 19, 2017

Buddhist flags flutter around temples and monuments throughout the world today. Yet, the six-striped flag we see today is a modern...

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