How Lama Döndrup came to share her morning meditation practice on Facebook Live. In the wake of the shelter in place orders, Sukhasiddhi had to quickly bring all of the offerings online in order to serve a world shocked by sudden and drastic change...
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THERE ARE MANY of us who find that studying Buddhism deepens our understanding and practice. Yes study alone is not enough: There are likely not many of us who will come to know stability within ...
Executive Director Leslie Shelton reflects on how Sukhasiddhi's volunteers embody the practice of dana (selfless service, or generosity), one of the three central practices of Buddhism often overlooked by Westerners. WE HAVE certainly had our share of community and nationwide challenges in Northern California this past year — floods; enormous fires, loss of power and evacuations; and now the COVID 19 virus bringing things to a standstill as we step into spring. These are times
THE FIRST of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths is the acknowledgment of the pain and suffering that is a natural part of our human experience.
You’ve been with Sukhasiddhi for almost 20 years and have been a steady and generous volunteer since the beginning. Tell me a bit about your spiritual life, and how you came to be at Sukhasiddhi. Ever since I was a hippie living in India when I was 20 years old, I’ve been addicted to the dharma.
Empowerment An initiation ritual that introduces one to a specific Vajrayana practice and allows them to engage in the practice. Sanskrit: abhiṣeka which means anoint or consecrate Tibetan: wang kur (dbang bskur) which means to confer initiation/empowerment. wang (dbang): power, force kur (bskur): send, give, bestow In an empowerment, the vajra master transmits the realization of a particular practice to the initiate. This is not a bestowing of something to the initiate that they do