Resources: Buddhism for Children


Family Camps 2015 Family Camp with Geshe Thenley, Milarepa Center, Vermont Vajrapani Institute Family Camp, CA Vajrapani Institute Teen Camp: Making Friends With Yourself, CA Kadampa Center Family Camp, NC This list is incomplete, it’s just an example of some of the programs that are available. Articles Mandala Magazine, Parenting Unplugged Books Six Buddhist Book […]

Ven. Amy Miller Teaching at Guhyasamaja Center April 15 – 19


We are very fortunate that Venerable Amy Miller is teaching at Guhyasamaja Center April 15 – 19, 2015. What’s Love Got to Do With It? Love, Desire & Creating Meaningful Relationships April 15, 7:30 – 9:00 pm In this teaching, Ven. Amy focuses on our experience of, and often confusion about “love” versus “attachment.” When […]

Biographies of Himalayan Dharma Masters


The FPMT Masters Program at ILTK in Pomaia, Italy has started again. One of the many side-benefits of participating in the Masters Program is the extra resources that the tutor and students share. Before the teachings we chant the prayer to the Nalanda masters. In order to deepen our appreciation of who these masters were, our […]

Lama Yeshe: a skillful approach to distractions when meditating


Here’s an interesting passage from Lama Yeshe’s book, “Life, Death, and After Death” in which he explains how to use distractions that arise during meditation as a way to develop a sense of closeness with others. Lama Yeshe leads students in a meditation using the mantra OM AH HUM and then says: If uncontrollable distracted […]

Engaged Buddhism: UNICEF Tap Project


Here’s an easy, mindful way to help others: http://tap.unicefusa.org. This is a mobile app that raises money to provide clean drinking water to those in need. For every 15 minutes that you don’t touch your cell phone, UNICEF’s project sponsors donate 1 gallon of water! Think that you’re offering the water first to countless Buddhas […]

Upcoming Special Events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama


2015 events related to His Holiness’s 80th birthday: July 5 – 7, Anaheim and Irvine, CA Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Personal Emissary for Peace to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is organizing the Global Compassion Summit and 80th birthday celebration in partnership with UC Irvine and the Center for Living Peace. July 9 […]