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Buddhism Lessons: What are the 4 Stages of Enlightenment?

By |2019-02-14T08:37:20+00:00February 14th, 2019|Buddhist Path, Practice Tips|

In the moment when we are born, we do not immediately leap to our feet and run. It takes months of awareness, instruction, and physical and mental growth before we are ready to take our first steps. It is a similar process while walking our spiritual path toward Nirvana. According to the texts of Theravada Buddhism, Buddha recognized four distinct levels of realization we will go through before we reach Nirvana. Each of these levels

A Beginner’s Guide to Tibetan Buddhism

By |2019-01-25T11:17:40+00:00January 24th, 2019|Buddhist Path|

Tibetan Buddhism for Beginners What exactly is Tibetan Buddhism? As the Buddha’s teachings spread globally, and, as many of us seek to practice in the west, this question grows. It is why you are here, at present, on this page, no? Perhaps your initial encounter with Tibetan Buddhism was while reading the wonderful teachings of the Dalai Lama and now you're hoping to learn more. Maybe you've dabbled in meditation and feel eager to translate

How to Use Writing as a Spiritual Practice

By |2018-09-24T16:11:47+00:00August 11th, 2018|Practice Tips|

Jane Brunette has taught meditation and writing internationally, and has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for many years. She offers the following guide to using writing as a spiritual practice. Jane will be leading a writing daylong on September 30th at Sukhasiddhi. WRITING can be a powerful spiritual practice, helping us to integrate our active mind with the mind of meditation. By using it as a process of inquiry, it can also help us

Stories and Photos from the Bhutan Pilgrimage

By |2018-08-22T16:01:30+00:00February 24th, 2014|Travel Stories|

In October of 2013, Lama Palden traveled to India and then led a group on pilgrimage to Bhutan. In the article below, she vividly describes some of the highlights of the trip. LAMA PALDEN: A number of us from the Sukhasiddhi community recently returned from a pilgrimage to Bhutan, where we were welcomed with katas and loving kindness by Benchen Khenpo Rinpoche, his wife Rigzen and Lama Sonam -- a student