Lama Dondrup shares details on the teachings that will be featured in the annual sangha retreat. This month, I have the honor of teaching Sukhasiddhi Foundation’s annual sangha retreat with Lama Drupgyu.
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. Could you tell me a little about your experience of responding to to this call?
Lama Drupgyu looks at how the global pandemic and its fallout upsets our habits and makes possible fresh choices that benefit all. Our world has known specific conflict and suffering more acute than the current situation, be it from wars — most recently we can think of Syria and the Middle East; or natural disasters — we can remember vividly Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, or the more recent hurricane in India. These have tended
When I began reading Shantideva, I was very taken at the invitation he was offering us through the Bodhicaryavatara, which is his guidebook to becoming a bodhisattva. When I got to chapter six, which is on patience (sometimes translated as forebearance), I was in a long dark night of the soul..
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 ...
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.
Bodhisattva A bodhisattva is someone who has committed themselves to courageously walk the spiritual path. They are motivated by bodhicitta (the aspiration to benefit beings) and guided by wisdom and compassion. A bodhisattva has vowed to undertake the spiritual path for the benefit of all beings. While putting the well being of others before themselves and engaging in acts of generosity, morality/ethics, patience, diligence, meditative concentration, and wisdom, a bodhisattva intently pursues the path of
Kalu Rinpoche, lineage holder for the Shangpa Kagyu, will be visiting Sukhasiddhi in April 2020. Here, he talks about a key preparation for living the true dharma.THE DEFINITION of the true meaning of dharma itself is being in this particular moment. Being in this particular moment does not mean the empty emptiness....