Compassion and the Individual The purpose of life ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read … Continue reading Compassion and the Individual
Here are some tips for travelers planning to attend Dalai Lama teachings in Bodhgaya from 5th - 7th and 14th - 16th January 2018, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s give teaching on Dharmachakra Parivaretan Sutra on The Four Noble Truths (chokyi khorlo korwe do) & Sutra on Dependent Origination(tendrel chi do) and Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup … Continue reading Helpful Tips for Travelers planning to attend Dalai Lama Teaching in January 2018 Bodhgaya, India.
When asked by people how His Holiness the Dalai Lama sees himself, he replies that he is a simple Buddhist monk. His Holiness is often out of Dharamsala on travels both within India and abroad. During these travels, His Holiness's daily routine varies depending on his engagement schedule. However, His Holiness is an early riser … Continue reading Routine Day of H.H The Dalai Lama
Introduction: My fellow Tibetans, both in and outside Tibet, all those who follow the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and everyone who has a connection to Tibet and Tibetans: due to the foresight of our ancient kings, ministers and scholar-adepts, the complete teaching of the Buddha, comprising the scriptural and experiential teachings of the Three Vehicles and … Continue reading Reincarnation
For those who aspire to engage in the practice of Kalachakra, it is important to establish a connection with an authentic Kalachakra teacher who is capable of guiding you through the complete Kalachakra system. It is therefore important to identify who are the holders of these teachings and where to find them. The Kalachakra Initiation … Continue reading Who teaches Kalachakra
The Kalachakra system offers profound methods for transforming one’s impure perceptions and experiences, and unveiling our deepest reality. Within the context of Buddhist Tantra, there are many systems which provide methods for attaining enlightenment. The Kalachakra Tantra, however has a number of unique characteristics that make it particularly important for this time. The Kalachakra Tantra … Continue reading Why is Kalachakra Important?
The Kalachakra Initiation is generally given over 12 days. First, there are eight days of preparation rituals, during which the monks make the mandala. Then the students are initiated, after which they are allowed to see the completed sand mandala. The ceremony ends when the monks release the positive energy of the mandala into the … Continue reading Kalachakra Initiation