Events and Courses: Roger Jackson: Saraha – Poet of Gnostic Bliss

Saraha, “the Archer,” is arguably the most important of the mahāsiddhas, the charismatic and sometimes outrageous Indian Buddhist tantric adepts of the 8th to 11th centuries CE. His poetic works – and especially his Treasury of Dohās or People Dohās – were analyzed and quoted both by his Indian successors and by scholars and contemplatives in all the great…
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Web Page: About Roger Jackson, PhD

Roger Jackson is professor emeritus of Asian studies and religion at Carleton College and a visiting professor of Buddhism at Maitripa College. His research and writing interests include Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and ritual; Buddhist religious poetry; and modern Buddhist thought. Among the topics on which he has published are the Kālacakra Tantra, Dharmakīrti’s…
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Retreats and Trips: Demo Rinpoche: Fall Seminar – 12 Links of Dependent Origination

The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination provide an insight into the chain of unsatisfactory existence. There is no realm of life in which these realities do not exist. Perhaps the most profound part of the Buddha’s teaching is the description of how this wheel of uncontrolled life, death and rebirth continues to keep rolling. By…
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Events and Courses: Demo Rinpoche – MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti Part 4

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Web Page: About H. E. Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche

His Eminence Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche was born in East Tibet in 1940. At the age of four he was recognized as the 9th Kyabgon (protector) of the region of Dagyab. Rinpoche is one of the highest tulkus in Tibet. In 1959, Rinpoche escaped with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to India. From 1964 to…
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Web Page: Pramana of Dharmakirti Course Materials

Reasoning and logic are essential in order to reveal what is in fact true and reliable knowledge. Pramana is a Sanskrit term that Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist traditions use to refer to the elements necessary to recognize how knowledge is understood, and how its veracity and reliability can be ascertained. Drawing from Dharmakirti’s Compendium of Valid Cognition,…
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Digital Dharma: Don’t Be Attached To This Life’s Benefits – Demo Rinpoche Sunday Talk 175
Digital Dharma: The Meaning of Being Wise – Demo Rinpoche Sunday Talk 174
Digital Dharma: Jataka Tales: The Preacher of Forbearance – Ignoring Harmfulness – Demo Rinpoche Sunday Talk 173
Web Page: Vajrayana

Jewel Heart is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and to bringing the practice of this rich tradition within the context of contemporary life to everyone. Jewel Heart provides opportunities for individuals to study and practice at all levels of interest, including advanced Vajrayana practice, carrying on the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in…
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