Here’s a heart-felt Losar Tashi Delek message recorded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on February 4, 2016. As you may be aware, he is being treated for cancer at the Mayo Clinic. He explains the meaning of “Tashi Delek” and says that his treatment is going smoothly. Long live His Holiness!
As Buddhist parents, we have a special and very important responsibility to ensure that our children not only receive a good worldly education but are also educated to be good-hearted human beings. In this book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how we can teach our children the good qualities and behavior that are essential for achieving […]
Larissa MacFarquhar’s book, “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help” is an uplifting, inspiring book. She traces the evolution of societies’ attitudes towards altruism in Europe and America. To bring altruism to life, the book includes a collection of portraits of contemporary “do-gooders”. These amazing individuals include an Indian […]
Not a single movement of Buddhas Is without reason; even their breathing Is exclusively for The benefit of sentient beings. ~ Aryadeva Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way. Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Ruth Sonam. Snow Lion: 2008
Saturday, December 5 (Tibetan calendar the 25th, Ganden Nga Choe) marks the celebration of Lama Tsongkhapa’s life, incredible teachings and spiritual achievements. Here are some essential resources: Lama Chopa puja (FPMT) Extensive Offering Practices (FPMT) Ganden Lha Gyama Verses and Commentary (Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives) Lama Tsongkhapa Secret Biography (FPMT) Berzin Archives Short Biography of Lama Tsongkhapa (Berzin Archives) […]
Earlier this month, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a rare U.S. Congressional delegation to Tibet. Please take a minute to THANK the members of the delegation for speaking up on behalf of Tibetans. James McGovern (Massachusetts): 202-225-6101 Betty McCollum (Minnesota): 202-225-6631 Tim Waltz (Minnesota): 202-225-2472 Joyce Beatty (Ohio): 202-225-4324 Alan Lowenthal (California): 202-225-7924 Ted Lieu (California): 202-225-3976 […]
Here’s a short video featuring Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Rinpoche explains the importance of the Sera Je Food Fund in supporting thousands of monks at the monastery. Without this financial foundation, the monks would not have time to study, and the Dharma would decline because the number of qualified teachers would decrease. In addition to Lama […]