Saka Dawa is the holiest day of the year according to the Tibetan calendar. It celebrates the Buddha’s birth, passing, and para-nirvana. This year it takes place on May 29. Suggested practices include: Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends offering a complete recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light (resources available here). Taking the Eight Mahayana precepts […]
In this session, we focused our attention on two topics: impermanence and the 12 links of dependent origination. A good understanding of both topics provides the foundation necessary for meditating on death and rebirth. The Buddha taught, “It is unsure whether tomorrow or the next life will come first. Therefore, [since tomorrow is very indefinite], […]
The live stream and schedule of Khadro-la’s gentle, enchanting teachings (May 12 – 21) at Nalanda Monastery in France are available here in English. Khadro-la’s YouTube recordings in French (also available in other languages including English). Thank you to our Dharma friends at Nalanda for sharing these beautiful teachings!
Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa (Do Ngak Khunphen Ling, Redding, CT) has resumed his commentary on the Guru puja. He is teaching from his home in San Jose, CA. Recordings of his teachings are available on YouTube. Please subscribe to Tashi Tashi for updates to Rinpoche’s classes. Lama Chopa class 7 May 13, 2018 Lama […]
We can cultivate a healthy, realistic attitude to death that helps us fully appreciate life and brings it new meaning. We will not fear death if we are confident that we have prepared ourselves for it. By understanding that the purpose of this life is to get ready for the next life, we make good […]
The number of books about meditation can be overwhelming. There are so many good ones to choose from! Here’s a short list of popular books that have been around for a while as well as some newer ones. Of course, this list is incomplete. While the authors are Buddhist, these particular titles are intended for […]
In this session, we examined how to devote ourselves to the spiritual teacher in thought and in action. The foundation for this practices is the firm conviction that the spiritual teacher is one and the same as Buddha. The main line of reasoning is that due to our karmic obscurations and ignorance, we are unable to […]