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Archive for February 2017

Happy Losar: How to Bring in the Auspiciousness of the Fire Bird and Celebrate the Traditions and Fun of Tibetan New Year of the Rooster. Tashi Delek!

Losar, the Lunar Tibetan New Year, is a day of festivities, celebrated around the world by Tibetans, Tibetan Buddhists and their friends and families. It represents new beginnings, fresh start, and an opportunity to bring in auspiciousness for the new year. This year is the Year of the Fire Bird (Fire Rooster or Fire Chicken).…

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BW Interview: Emma Slade Gave Up a Career in Finance to Become A Buddhist Nun After a Traumatic Incident; She Went On to Author Set Free and to Spearhead Fundraising for Special Needs Children in Bhutan

Emma Slade Buddhist Nun with Child in Bhutan

“The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t kill me.’ My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words.” — Excerpt from…

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Illness and Cancer Advice: Video, Buddhist Teachers Answer — — Advice for students with aggressive illnesses such as cancer, supportive practices Medicine Buddha and Black Manjushri (with full Medicine Buddha Sutra)

Thirteenth Zasep Tulku, Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, an Internationally Respected Teacher, in Toronto June 8-18

In the fifth in a new video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Gaden for the West Centres, answers a students question: “What advice would you give to a student who needs supportive practices for healing, especially for agressive illnesses such as cancer?” Rinpoche speaks of important…

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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] Born in Tibet in 1939, the great teacher spread the Dharma through his profound teachings, wonderful books and videos online. He was famous for his prodigious memory, penetrating insight and wisdom. The founder of Jewel…

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Scientific Buddhist: Peer Reviewed Studies Demonstrate Buddhist Metta Loving Kindness Meditation Can Slow Aging, Increase Brain Matter, and Decrease PTSD and Schizophrenia —Ten Benefits of Compassion

In two recent Buddha Weekly advice videos, teacher Zasep Tulku Rinpoche explained that mindfulness meditation and loving kindness meditations were among the best therapies for bereavement, stress, cognitive issues, memory loss and even Alzheimer’s. (Bereavement Video>> and Cognitive Video>>) Perhaps not surprisingly, peer-reviewed medical studies may corroborate this claim made by Buddhists for centuries. Here,…

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Video: Students Ask the Buddhist Teacher: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a pet? Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

In the fourth of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide for Gaden for the West, answers a student’s question about loss of a pet: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a beloved pet? Full transcript below video.     Rinpoche: “That’s…

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“Get Away From Her!”: Like Ripley in the movie Aliens, Palden Lhamo, the Terrifying Enlightened Emanation of Tara, Drives Off Your Inner and Outer Demons and Obstacles

Palden Lhamo, the ferocious yet motherly Buddhist protector, brings to mind the character Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), decked out in a robotic loader in the movie Aliens, confronting the massive acid-drooling demon-alien and snarling: “Let go of her!” Bam — angry, protective mother Ripley drives away the terrible demon. In a separate feature on Buddhist wrathful…

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Using Mindfulness to Combat Memory Loss, Early Alzheimers or Dementia: Helpful Video Advice from Buddhist Teacher Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, with the full Satipatthana Sutra

In the third of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide for Gaden for the West, answers a student’s question about memory loss: What advice would you give for a student who is concerned with memory loss, or the onslaught of early Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Full transcript below, together with the…

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Video: Celebrating 40 Years of Dharma Practice in Remote Tasmania! One of the oldest Dharma centers in the West Commemorates with Retreat, and a Party

Dancing and singing seems like an appropriate way to bring in a celebration of Dorje Ling’s 40 Years as a non-sectarian Dharma Centre — especially a Dharma retreat farm in remote and stunning island state of Tasmania. To live music, with appropriate lyrics of “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha” the lucky students and friends partied outdoors.…

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

Quotes from Padmasambhava, the Lotus Born, Guru Rinpoche Adorn yourself with the eminent virtues of the Victorious Ones! You may speak like the Lion of Speech [Manjushri], but unless you take to heart the primordially pure nature of resounding emptiness, that will not prevent the ripening of karma. So take to heart the primordially pure…

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