One of the fundamental teachings in Vajrayana Buddhism is reflecting on the preciousness of our human birth. Of the six realms described in the Buddha’s teachings,...
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Buddhist Vocabulary: Dharma Sanskrit: dharma Pali: dhamma Tibetan: Wylie transliteration: chos, phonetic: chö The term dharma has multiple meanings. It is derived from the Sanskrit root dhri, which means “to hold” or “to maintain.” The three basic definitions are 1) Teachings or Doctrines, 2) Phenomena, 3) Qualities 1. Teachings or Doctrines: - Refers to all teachings or doctrines, whether they are Buddhist or not. - In this sense, dharma is something which holds us from
This is essentially a meditation to help us transform and liberate suffering into love and joy. In addition to experiencing our own suffering, we often unconsciously or consciously, take in others’ suffering. This just sits inside of us unless we process it. This meditation transforms and liberates that as well. Through this meditation we are learn the skills that empower us, empower who we truly are to come forward.
Bhutan is the last of the Vajrayana Buddhist countries preserving its rare and unique history and culture. We get to feel for how Buddhism, and in particular Vajrayana, permeates and is practiced in one of its native cultures.
So much of our experience of life is limited by our own unrecognized habitual and patterns from lifetimes of experiences. This is on top of the fundamental ignorance of the nature of reality. All of this contributes to our attitudes and thoughts about how life is, how people are, and what the truth is. Mahamudra meditation helps us to cut through all of this. As we advance in Mahamudra, we deepen our realization into both
Do holidays bring as much stress as joy? Here are four simple steps to managing holiday overload when it starts to create worry and anxiety, during the holidays or any time.
THE NIGHT BEFORE my mother died, I was in a bit of a panic. I knew the end was near and I was uncertain about how to navigate this part of my mom's journey. It was May 27, 2017 and I had been...