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
This will be a remarkable and rare opportunity for those deeply interested in Buddhist philosophy and practice to study extremely important texts with a great, living master of this tradition. Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa has agreed to teach for 10 days at Guhyasamaja Center this summer on Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara (Entering the Middle Way). Rinpoche […]
Deep down we grow in kindness when our kindness is tested. Archbishop Desmond Tutu in The Book of Joy
This is a list of things that we’ll be using in class. I’ll update this post as I come across new things to share. If you’re just joining the group, please have a look at these resources in addition to reading the book. It will give you a sense of what we’ve been doing. We […]
This is for the Practicing Dharma in Daily Life students. Click here to download the final quiz (PDF) along with the answers for the Dalai Lama’s book “An Open Heart”. This was intended to be a 30 – 40 minute exercise. Thanks for taking the quiz, I hope it was helpful!
Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home. ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The Book of Joy. 2016.
The long mandala offering includes the seven precious objects of a Chakravartin King. In the Mahayanasutralamkara, Maitreya relates each of the seven branches of enlightenment to a corresponding possession of a King. Keeping these analogies in mind while doing the long mandala offering makes the practice more meaningful. Lama Zopa Rinpooche gave a detailed explanation of the […]