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Offering bowls

The overall purpose behind offering water bowls is to overcome miserliness. On another level, each bowl represents  a substance that delights the senses. In addition, each represents a particular spiritual practice as described below: water: cultivation of generosity foot-cleansing water: nature of morality celestial flowers: nature of patience incense: nature of diligence lamp / light: nature […]

Want to live a long life?

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 […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Kalachakra 2017

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will once again bless the world by conferring the Kalachakra initiation. DATES: January 3 to January 14, 2017 LOCATION: Bodh Gaya, India Live streaming will be available. For more information, please visit the Kalachakra 2017 website. The tentative schedule is available here.  

Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Retreat Nov 18 to 20 2016

Partners for Tibetan Education and the Drikung Dharma Surya Center are pleased to be hosting Khen Rinpoche Geshe Ngawang Jorden, abbot of Sera Mey Monastery. Rinpoche will lead a Medicine Buddha retreat in Fairfax, Virginia. Schedule of Events Friday, November 18 7 PM — Meet and greet Khen Rinpoche and the Sera Mey monastics 7:30 […]

Learn Tibetan: transliteration tools for phonetics

Just in case you haven’t seen this already — these tools are amazing: Convert between Tibetan font and Wylie: Convert between Tibetan, Wylie and TH simplified phonemics (a life saver if you find Wylie a bit of a mystery) And of course, the Tibetan to English dictionary in the same collection of tools    

Learn Tibetan: 10 black deeds

ནག་པོའི་ལས་ལམ་དངོས་ལ་བཅུ། ten non-virtuous deeds ༡ སྲོག་གཅོད་པ། (sok chö pa) killing ༢ མ་བྱིན་པར་ལེན་པ། (ma jin par len pa) stealing ༣ འདོད་པས་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ། (dö pé lok par yem pa) sexual misconduct ༤ རྫུན་དུ་སྨྲ་བ། (dzün du ma wa) lying ༥ ཕྲ་མ། (pa ma) divisive speech ༦ ཚིག་རྩུ་བ། (tsik tsu ba) harsh speech ༧ ངག་ཀྱལ། (ngak kyel) idle talk ༨ བརྣབ་སེམས། […]