Pilgrimage

Lama Palden’s Letter from the Pilgrimage to India

By | 2018-04-20T15:10:26+00:00 October 4th, 2015|Lama Palden, Pilgrimage, Travel Stories|

In September, 2015, Lama Palden led a pilgrimage trip with 25 students to India, where they attended a special retreat with Tai Situ Rinpoche, and visited other sites near Dharamsala. Dear Friends, Palpung Sherab Ling, Situ Rinpoche's vast monastery and nunnery, is held within the sweet embrace of pine trees on the southern flanks of the Himalayas. This monastic complex houses, feeds, educates and provides retreat sanctuary for about 900 monks

In Search of the Primordial Tara

By | 2018-04-20T15:10:26+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Pilgrimage, Travel Stories|

A pilgrimage to rural Bengal to meet the Tara who "stamps her foot and shakes the seven underworlds" by Jane Brunette WHEN I FIRST began practicing Tibetan Buddhism, I sang the 21 praises of Tara each morning and it served as a potent reminder of my own multiplicity. I loved it that Tara — who is considered mother of all the Buddhas — had 21 faces. After all, humans are