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Happy Dakini Day! An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Female Enlightened Dakinis in Buddhism.

Dakini day, celebrated on the 25th day of each lunar month in some Buddhist traditions, celebrates the feminine energy of ...

A Great Teacher Has Passed: The Learned and Inspiring Gelek Rimpoche of Jewel Heart International Passed Away

The very learned and respected Gelek Rimpoche passed away today at 6am, as announced on the Jewel Heart website. [1] ...

Karma is Not Fate: Why Karma is Empowering

Why is Karma empowering? Karma aggregates of all of our actions, thoughts, words, dreams, desires into a user-controlled version of ...
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Happy Dakini Day! An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Female Enlightened Dakinis in Buddhism.
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Buddha Weekly Online Magazine, published since 2007, takes a topical approach to modern Buddhist feature writing — topics of interest to modern Buddhists, from the multiple points-of-view of many teachers of different traditions.

The Dalai Lama has written publicly that he is not certain the tradition of the Dalai Lama will continue.

WHAT THE BUDDHIST TEACHERS SAY

Our writers and editors are senior students who seek out, or research, the opinions of teachers on important Dharma issues, such as: the implications of non-human animal sentience; or palliative care and assisted dying as we all grow older; alternative healing; practice overload in busy, modern lives; internet Dharma.

The complex visualizations required in Vajrayana meditative methods, which can include holding detailed images for long periods of time, dramatically and immediately improve cognitive ability according to research from NUS.

THE SCIENTIFIC BUDDHIST

Most of our contributors are interested in how science compliments and reinforces Buddhist concepts. We take Dharma topics, often the Buddha's own words, and look how modern science might support ancient truths. We cite research and quote scientists and Buddhist teachers. Past topics have included: meditation for healing, the evidence for rebirth, how to understand emptiness, and why "compassion" should be put on the scientific map.

Sean "Walking Bear" also stars in films. Shot on the set of HBO's HBO'S "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."

INTERVIEWS WITH THE TEACHERS

Our newest special series is "Interviews with the Buddhist Teachers". We interview, in person, a well-known teacher. These extensive interviews cover wide-ranging topics — such as Karma, Rebirth, Dharma, Buddhist Deities, Meditation, Healing and more — and are a great way to gain diverse teacher-led insight into important Dharma topics and practices.

Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is spiritual head of several Mahayana Buddhist centres in North America and Australia

ADVICE FROM THE TEACHERS

Buddha Weekly's new "Advice from the Teachers" videos take student questions to teachers for a short 5 minute video-recorded answer. In our first series of ten, teachers respond to questions about Karma, healing for chronic illness, losing a loved one, loss of a beloved pet, keeping motivated in your practice, dealing with memory loss, how to purify negative karma, and other important topics.

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What the Teachers Say

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When you recognize the nature of mind, fabrication and effort are naturally freed — Guru Rinpoche. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!
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    Supportive Practices

    Advice from the Teachers
    PART 5


    In Part 5 of this Series, students ask Rinpoche the question: “What advice would you give to a student who needs supportive practices for healing, especially for agressive illnesses such as cancer?” 

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    Practice Suggestions

    Advice from the Teachers
    PART 6


    In this video, students ask Rinpoche the question: “What pracitice suggestions do you have for someone new to Tibetan Buddhism, and when do you think it is a good time to find a teacher?”

  • Buddhist deity practice is a visualization meditation that helps us understand the true nature of "I"

    Keeping Motivated

    Advice from the Teachers
    PART 7


    In Part 7 of this Series, students ask Rinpoche the question: “What advice would you give to a student for keeping motivated and excited about daily practice?”

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