Friday May 10, 7:30 to 9:30 PM Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (with breaks for lunch and tea) Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa will teach for this weekend on Kalachakra. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other high lamas have often given the Kalachakra Initiation for world peace […]
Here’s an incomplete list of summer Dharma courses taking place in North America this year. These are primarily FPMT Centers with a few other Gelukpa Centers and teachings from other traditions as well. For registration information and the most up-to-date information, please visit the links below. Rejoice! We are truly blessed to have so many […]
Many of you have probably visited Giac Hoang, the beautiful Vietnamese Buddhist temple on 16th street in D.C. The temple hosted the FPMT Maitreya Project Relics tour twice. You may have met him during these or other occasions. Ven. Thich Thanh Dam, the abbot and founder of the temple, passed away at the age of […]
There will be live webcasts from the Kalachakra Teaching in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, from January 1-10, 2012. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be teaching in Tibetan and there will be live webcasts in English, Chinese, Russian and Tibetan languages. All times Indian Standard Time (GMT+5.30)January 1: Short Teaching His Holiness will give a […]
Here’s the link to the official website for the Kalachakra initiation that will be given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (December 31 – January 10). Rejoice! Hope you will be among the 100,000+ attendees! Please share your experiences here, if do you go. We’d love to hear about it.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in such good health and spirits during the Kalachakra. He is in the prime of his life, brimming with good natured self-confidence and humor. In a sports arena packed with 14,000 people, he was able to perform the most profound tantric rituals, and generate himself into the deity Kalachakra, […]
For all of you who are reading this late at night when you should be doing your daily practice instead, here’s a reminder about how to place the kusha grass. The smaller of the two pieces is placed under your pillow with the fluffy end toward the top. Likewise, the longer piece is placed under […]
The Washington Post has several articles online covering His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit in D.C. including the Kalachakra.
For those few of you out there who know me, just in case you are wondering why someone as undeserving as me is sitting on the stage at the Kalachakra, His Holiness asked the organizers to include sangha representing different ethnic backgrounds and Buddhist traditions – sort of an affirmative action policy (grin). So the […]
Here’s an outline of the main topics that His Holiness presented during the first two days of the preliminary teachings: Saturday, July 9 Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation – general introduction; explanation of the three ways in which Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, quick overview of the 16 aspects of the Four Noble Truths; four […]