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 […]

Monlam 2015 Long Life Ceremony and Jataka Teaching March 4 and 5


In celebration of Monlam: March 4th – Long Life Offering Ceremony There will be a Long Life Offering Ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India. This broadcast is in Tibetan language only. The live webcast can be viewed at here. Time: 8:30am – 11:30am IST or […]

His Holiness the Sakya Trizin’s U.S. 2015 Schedule


Just in case you haven’t seen it already, the schedule for His Holiness the Sakya Trizin’s 2015 United States spring tour is posted here. For those of you in the D.C. area, he will be giving the Avalokiteshvara empowerment April 7 – 8 at the request of Sakya Phuntsok Ling. On April 9 in D.C. he will […]