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

August 24, 2012

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  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 […]

The Dalai Lama and Sogyal Rinpoche: A Roaring Silence?

August 15, 2012

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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 […]