H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.

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Kalachakra Tantra Reader's Guide

The Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time,” tantra and cycles of teachings and practices are, on the surface, well known among practitioners and those interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet it is considered one of the highest teachings of tantra—a highly complex one where initiates take...
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The Dalai Lama's Teaching on Stages of Meditation

We were fortunate to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama in our hometown of Boston this week! On Tuesday, he gave an excellent teaching on Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation at MIT. You can watch the entire event online (fast forward to 1:03 for the teachings). Below are the texts mentioned...
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A Reader’s Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva

Please visit The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop or sign up for our Tibetan Buddhist email list for more information.   The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher  and  revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known for his...
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Relating to Fear, Anger, and Conflict: A Reader's Guide

2016 was certainly a year of high emotions and global challenges-a confusing and contentious U.S. election, civil wars in Syria and Iraq, Olympic scandals, Brexit, the spread of the Zika virus, continuing international acts of terrorism, and so much more. But as we open the New Year, we also have...
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Mipham Rinpoche on the Strength of Mantras

One may wonder whether or not the mantras created by the buddhas and those created by Brahma and other such figures are equal in strength. There is a difference between these two categories from the point of view of appearance, as the former are blessed by the buddhas to benefit those in...
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Jamgon Mipham on Enlightened Activity

by Jamgön Mipham We’re all aiming to bring our actions more and more in accord with enlightenment. This excerpt from Luminous Essence by Jamgön Mipham offers a map of how that might look. In terms of its goal, enlightened activity can be either supreme or common. Supreme enlightened...
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The Dalai Lama on Questions Concerning the Lack of Intrinsic Existence

HH the Dalai Lama understands that questions (or “qualms”) naturally arise for students as they think about key Buddhist tenets. In this adaptation from his book Transcendent Wisdom—translated and edited by B. Alan Wallace—he brings up qualms and gives his responses about what it...
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The Dalai Lama's Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

Meditation The tenets of philosophical systems are to be practiced on the basis of a disciplined mental continuum; therefore, meditation is most important both in general and especially in the beginning. Perhaps today as I explain this topic, we could engage in an experiment. Would you...
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