Benefits of Om Mani Padme Hum: Lama Zopa


Songtsen Gampo, an embodiment of Chenrezig, wrote a text called Mani Kabum (One Hundred Thousand Teachings of the Mani). This is one hundred thousand manis, m-a-n-i-s, not one hundred thousands of money, m-o-n-e-y. Recently, in the United States, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was telling the Tibetan people that first people should chant OM MANI […]

Discovering Buddhism Presenting the Path Class 3


The meditations for the Middle Scope/Attitude center primarily around renouncing the sufferings of cyclic existence, We fritter our lives away chasing after impermanent pleasures of this life and meaningless distractions. In order to develop heart-felt renunciation, it is important to meditate on the sufferings of the three lower realms. A practitioner of the Lower Scope, as […]

Tsongkhapa’s Lines of Experience: a study guide


Lama Tsongkhapa’s short composition Lines of Experience (also translated as Song of Spiritual Realization, Tibetan: ལམ་རིམ་ཉམས་མགུར་བཞུགས་སོ, lam rim nyam kur shuk so) is a powerful exhortation to make the most of our lives. Renouncing the mistaken, temporary pleasures of this life is the first step to paving the way to spiritual realizations that arise from […]