West’s first Buddhist mission was in London

March 22, 2015


By William Hollingsworth, The Japan Times, 18 March 2015 LONDON – Buddhists in Japan — aided by an Irishman — established the religion’s first Western mission in London, according to research by a team of academics in Ireland and Japan. The recent discovery overturns the long-held assumption that the first Buddhist mission in the West […]

The Gyalwang Drukpa on the takeover of Drukpa monasteries

September 17, 2014


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The Nine Benefits of Mantras As taught by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

August 24, 2012


  Mantra can be understood as:   1. the deity. Every mantra we recite emanates one deity. These deities then work for the benefit of beings 2. offerings. When the light rays radiate out from the mantra rosary during creation-stage visualization, each ray of light bears an offering goddess. Each of these hundreds of thousands […]

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The Dalai Lama and Sogyal Rinpoche: A Roaring Silence?

August 15, 2012


H.H. Dalai Lama with Carla Bruni and Sogyal Rinpoche in 2008

This is a guest-post by an author who wishes to remain anonymous, who recently contacted me through a mutual friend. Having covered in this blog matters of interest concerning the transmission of Buddhism in the West and particularly the UK, this though-provoking article is pertinent, so I am happy to share it here with my […]

H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje in the UK, July 2012

June 7, 2012


This July H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje will visit Harrogate, London and Manchester. In London he will be accompanied by Lama Jigme Rinpoche. H.H. Karmapa will be hosted in Harrogate and Manchester by the Dechen Community. He will give the empowerment of Milarepa in Harrogate. In Manchester he will give an introductory lecture entitled […]

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Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche in the UK, April 2012

March 11, 2012


Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche

Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche will visit the in the South-West of the UK this April to give teachings in Bristol, Taunton and Exeter. Rinpoche is a lama of the Longchen Nyingthig lineage of the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is part of the non-sectarian Rimé movement which emphasizes the common ground shared by all authentic traditions. His root […]

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Dzogchen Rinpoche in the UK, April 2012

February 29, 2012


Dzogchen Rinpoche

This April the renowned Dzogchen master Dzogchen Rinpoche will visit the UK. An outline of the programme is below and full details can be found at the website Public talks: Realising True Happiness Through Wise Decisions London, Thursday 5th April The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL London Doors open 7.00pm, talk begins […]

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