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 […]
Longchen Rabjam, a 14th century yogi of the Nyingma tradition, wrote a straightforward description of what a meditator should do to achieve Enlightenment. His practical advice is as fresh and relevant to students in the 21st century as it was for our predecessors in the 14th. Longchen’s inspiring short text contains a glance meditation on […]
Imagine Clarity is a beautiful collection of meditations by Ven. Ricard, Alan Wallace, and other top teachers. It includes a course on how to meditate by Ven. Ricard. New meditations are still being added to the web app. Some of the meditations are free and others are available on a subscription basis. Proceeds support Karuna Shechen, a […]
Bodhicitta is the moon of the mind. Bodhicitta is the sun of the mind. Bodhicitta is the jewel of the mind. Bodhicitta is the nectar of the mind. སེམས་ཀྱི་ཟླ་བ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་མ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། སེནས་ཀྱི་ནོར་བུ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། སེམས་ཀྱི་བདུས་རྩི་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen. Vast as the Heavens Deep as the Sea. Wisdom Publications. 1999. This is an extraordinary, poetic text about […]
This comes in handy at crowded teachings when it is sometimes impossible to avoid stepping over a holy object such as a Dharma text: OM VAJRA BEGAMA AH KRA MA HUM Source: FPMT Masters Program. Ornament of Clear Realizations. Geshe Tenzin Tenphel. 2008
There is no sentient being we have not eaten. In the past, you have eaten me numberless times; I have eaten you numberless times. This might come as a big shock but that’s what has happened. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Sun of Devotion Stream of Blessings. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. 2016, p. 194.
By rescuing beings who are about to be slaughtered, By benefiting others by giving life in such ways, By turning away from harming any living creature, You will attain a long life. By caring for the seriously ill, By giving them medicine as a healer, By refraining from harming creatures with stones or sticks, You […]