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Sera Monastery: A Quick Guide for your Visit

Statues at Sera Monastery<p><i>There are two primary Sera Monasteries, the original Sera very near Lhasa, in Tibet, and the Sera Monastery established in</i> …

The Buddha's Eight Rules for Living Awesomely, and Mastering Life

Over 2500 years ago, the Buddha proclaimed an eight-fold path for ending suffering. Here’s a quick introduction to that Path.<p>As an exercise, I’ve …

How to Make Prostrations

If you have ever been among Tibetans, you know that making prostrations is a basic part of our lives. Average Tibetans don’t really know the Buddhist …

In order to carry out a practice — such as constantly watchin…

In order to carry out a practice — such as constantly watching the mind — you should form a determination, make a pledge, right when you wake up: “Now, for the rest of this day, I will put into practice what I believe just as much as I can.” It is very important that, at the start of the day, we should set out to shape what will happen later. Then, at the end of every day, check what happened. Review the day. And if you carried through for that whole day your morning’s determination, then …

Saka Dawa: A Month Honoring the Buddha's Life

We would like to share something of how Tibetans observe Saka Dawa, the most sacred of Buddhist holidays, when we celebrate the birth, enlightenment …

Lama’s Domestic Life

From <b>1976: “Heaven is Now!”</b> by Adele Hulse, Big Love author:<p>It was Thubten Monlam’s job to cook for the lamas when they were at Kopan. When they went …

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Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

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Ten bhumis, or stages, of the bodhisattva path

<b>Ten bhumis</b>, or stages, of the bodhisattva path<p>Having aroused, out of compassion, the desire to Awaken for the sake of all beings, i.e. <i>bodhicitta</i> (gplus.wallez.name/b78HsaBqyxw), one starts applying the teachings of the Buddha a lot more earnestly, and as the conclusion of the "path of application", one enters the first bhumi as well as enters the "path of vision".<p>The <b>first bhumi</b> is also referred to as the "Supremely Joyful" ground, for those who enter such 'ground' (which is a mind state, not a …

How to meditate – Meditation for Beginners

What is Meditation?<p>Meditation comes in many different forms, some may require you to focus on one thing, or to visualize something that brings you …

Khám phá ẩm thực, thời trang ở Đông Nam Á - Ẩm thực - Thời trang

Một trong những phụ kiện thời trang không thể thiếu trong bộ sưu tập của phái nữ là túi xách. Bởi nó là sản phẩm làm nổi bật đẳng cấp sang trọng, quý …

New Photos and Letter from Mingyur Rinpoche on Retreat

<b>We received the following letters and pictures from Tashi Lama, Mingyur Rinpoche’s close friend and attendant. When they met last year, Mingyur</b> …

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La Puglia è la più bella del mondo

National Geographic ha stilato da poco la classifica dei “Best Trips” per il prossimo anno e la Puglia è entrata fra le mete Top di tutto il mondo.<p>Ma …

Tantra of Gyuto - Sacred Rituals of Tibet (1968) [Full Documentary]

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Tian Tan Buddha, il grande Buddha di Hong Kong

Il Tian Tan Buddha, anche noto come il Grande Buddha, l'armonia scesa in terra, sulla cima della collina di Lantau, davanti ad Hong Kong.

Le grandi pulizie cerebrali avvengono nel sonno

Permettere la ripulitura del cervello da scorie potenzialmente neurotossiche. Sarebbe questa la ragione per cui si è evoluto il sonno, secondo una …

There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's…

There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings and talk during his visit to New York City on October 18-20, 2013. English, Russian and Mandarin languages will be available. Live webcasts can be viewed at http://dalailamany.org/livestream<p>All time Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = GMT-4.00)<p>October 18-19: Teaching<br>His Holiness will teach on The Heart Sutra, The Sutra of Truly Remembering the Sublime Three Jewels, and the Wisdom Chapter of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life at …