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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 […]

Dreamlike Dharma

June 22, 2011


Shakyamuni Buddha said in the Do-de Kalpa Zangpo [Bhadrakalpa Sutra], ‘I manifested in a dreamlike way to dreamlike beings and gave a dreamlike dharma, but in reality I never taught and never actually came’. From the viewpoint of Shakyamuni Buddha never having come and the dharma never having been given, all is mere perception, existing […]

The Vajra Wheel Project

May 11, 2011


H.H. the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa has launched the Vajra Wheel Project. “We can often say that our own sufferings and all the catastrophes, unwanted situations, disasters, wars, failures and sicknesses that are happening in our world these days are a combination of different results of a lack of merit and wisdom. Therefore the practice of […]

A True Account of an Accomplished Practitioner of the Vajra Guru Mantra in Recent Times

April 1, 2011


A True Account of An Accomplished Practitioner of the Vajra Guru Mantra in Recent Times Orated by Jamyang Dorje Rinpoche of the Taipei Padmakara Buddhist Society Recorded by Pema Tsering on 22 Aug 2007 with due respect Translated from Chinese into English and editted by Jigme Sherab with due respect Homage to Padmasambhava and Pema […]

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche explaining Lhatsun Namkai Jigme at Tashiding, Sikkim

March 8, 2011


During a break in Tashiding, Rinpoche called his students and friends outside to give a brief explanation about Lhatsun Namkha Jigme (1597-1654), the Tibetan visionary-saint and the author of the Riwo Sangcho smoke offering practice that many of us do. Lhatsun Chenpo Namkha Jigme was an incarnation of both the great pandit and Dzogchen master […]

Phakchok Rinpoche performs Vajrakilaya Drubchen lama dance

March 2, 2011


Phakchok Rinpoche leads Lama dance during Vajrakilaya Drubchen at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2009. Vajrakilaya is a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification. The practice of Vajrakilaya focuses on removing intense inner and outer obstacles to peace, happiness, and enlightenment. “Drubchen” means “great accomplishment” in Tibetan and is one of the […]

Use of a Buddhist Mala by Gyatrul Rinpoche

February 3, 2011


Gyatrul Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet in 1925. He spent many years in retreat with some of Tibet’s greatest lamas and is a fully qualified teacher of Vajrayana Buddhism in the Nyingma tradition. Trained by renowned adepts, he spent much of his life in Tibet in meditative retreat before fleeing in 1959. In 1976 […]