Lama Zopa Rinpoche Receive the Golden Light Sutra Transmission Online


During the recent retreat in Australia, Lama Zopa Rinpoche agreed to allow those who listen to a recording of Rinpoche giving the oral transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light to receive the transmission in full. You may receive this oral transmission by listening to the audio or from watching and listening to it on video. We are pleased […]

Scientific American Article About Meditation and Neuroscience


Scientific American has published an article by Ven Mattieu Ricard, Richard Davidson and Antoine Lutz titled “Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets of Meditation’s Benefits”.  The article describes the benefits associated with meditation. The issue is available for download for $5.99.

Prayers for Thich Nhat Hanh


As you may already be aware, Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh is in the hospital. Updates on his health are posted on the Plum Village website. One very powerful way to send healing energy to Thay is by reading the Buddha’s words and dedicating the merit to him.  We could, for instance, chant Thay’s beautiful new English translation of the […]

Golden Light Sutra Readings for Lha Bab Duchen November 13 2014


This year Lha Bab Duchen, the time of the Buddha’s Descent from the Tushita heaven, is 13 November. Merit-making activities accomplished during this period are multiplied one hundred million times. One recommended action is recitation of the King of Glorious Sutras, Sublime Golden Light. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche has noted many times, our world has a […]

Monk With a Camera Premieres at Lincoln Center Nov 21/Nov 27 2014


Hooray! The fantastic movie about Ven. Nicholas Vreeland (abbot of Rato Monastery) will premiere at Lincoln Center beginning on November 21, 2014. The film has been shown at many locations including here in the D.C. area during the recent BuddhaFest film festival. For tickets to the Lincoln Center screenings and more information, please visit the […]

Venerable Losang Tsering (David Gonsalez) Has Passed


The renowned translator and founder of Dechen Ling Press, Venerable Losang Tsering (David Gonsalez) passed away on October 16, 2014. He will truly be missed for his translations and the good example that he set for Western monastics. For a beautiful memorial, please visit the Dechen Ling website.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo North America Tour 2014


Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo will be giving teachings in the United States from December 19, 2014 to January 18, 2015 at several locations on the east coast (and the Bahamas) including Tibet House in NYC. For the complete schedule, please visit the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives website. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was born in London in 1943. […]