Blog Posts: Crazy Wisdom and The Three Higher Trainings [VIDEO]

  I always emphasize that Tibetan Buddhism is very much Buddhism and there is not so much difference. However, it has its own unique qualities. Today, I would like to emphasize one of these: morality. Many people may think or even say that this is vajrayana, or the mahasiddha path, and you may not need…
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Events and Courses: Six Perfections: Cultivating Enlightened Action (2018)

Buddha teaches us how to clear our inner obstacles and deepen our capacity to be loving, compassionate and wise. The Six Perfections highlight that process through recognition of how we conduct ourselves in everyday life with regard to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us. On the basis of six bodhisattva activities, the…
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Blog Posts: Independence Day, Intelligent Faith, and Morality

Good morning and welcome to this Sunday talk. Last week I talked out of my subject, about the loss of Tibet, while celebrating 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States, which was great. We are very proud to be part of this. Not only is it the independence of a nation, but…
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Events and Courses: 2018 Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe (2018)

Third-century Mahayana Buddhist Master Aryadeva composed Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way, a fundamental work on Mahayana Buddhist philosophy that illuminates how to rely on positive actions, overcome disturbing emotions and understand the nature of ultimate reality. Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe will present these teachings based on the commentary by Gyeltsap, one of Je Tsongkhapa’s…
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Blog Posts: Love And Desire Are Useful

We appreciate and enjoy love. The moment we talk about love, we become happier. We welcome and look forward to it. Some spiritual practitioners will tell you that it is attachment and desire and not good. Maybe. But there is great usefulness, there is great helpfulness in that love. Don’t be so quick to reject…
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Blog Posts: Preserving Buddha’s Pure Teaching

Since it is Tibetan uprising day, let me tell you one thing: Tibetans have sacrificed so much for this tradition, this religion. Honestly. Today, there are political games and issues, but I am talking about generations, over a thousand years. First, Tibetans didn’t get proper Buddhist teachings, and suffered for 500 or more years, sacrificing…
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Blog Posts: Know What To Do

The life from now to death, no matter how long it is, it is not long. It is short. Within that short life time, if we can’t make a difference once and for all, to our own life and the lives of others, then we are failures in our (in normal western language, “God-given duty,”)…
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Blog Posts: Transforming Negative Circumstances

Sometimes you are in an environment where everybody is negative, everything is wrong. Don’t lose yourself. Tibetan Buddhism tells us when we get that we can do two things. One is to recognize that this is the result of my negative karma that I created earlier. Two is to think that by my experiencing this…
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Events and Courses: Glenn Mullin 2018 Midwest Tour (2018)

Glenn Mullin is a Tibetologist, Buddhist writer, translator of classical Tibetan literature, and teacher of Tantric Buddhist meditation. He lived in the Indian Himalayas between 1972 and 1984, and studied philosophy, literature, meditation, yoga, and the enlightenment culture under thirty-five of the greatest living masters of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Glenn is the…
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Events and Courses: Meditations to Transform the Mind with Glenn Mullin (2018)

Glenn Mullin’s course is based on his translation of the 7th Dalai Lama’s collection of verses offering spiritual advice for taming and developing the mind. Glenn Mullin is a Tibetologist, Buddhist writer, translator of classical Tibetan literature, and teacher of Tantric Buddhist meditation. He lived in the Indian Himalayas between 1972 and 1984, and studied…
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