Buddhist Practices

Dharma and the Tao: how Buddhism and Daoism have influenced each other; Why Zen and Taoism can be complementary

Youthful Manjushri: the beginning and flowering of wisdom; the gentle friend who cuts through ignorance with his flaming sword; Arapachana, the great essence mantra

Meditation retreat today is vital and precious and helps us have direct experience of “One Mind, One Body”: teacher Theodore Tsaousidis

White Tara long life practice video with guided visualization from H.E. Zasep Rinpoche, with mantra and beautiful Tara visualizations

Great Yogi Shabkar’s checklist for advanced practice: his teacher’s letter asks all the right questions

Padmasambhava, the Lotus Born: “giving up idling and laziness” the importance of practicing incessantly and the path to self-discipline ; as recorded by Lady Tsogyal

Bliss helps us understand Emptiness without nihilism: Vajrayana develops faster insight through the balance of bliss and emptiness, compassion and wisdom, mandala and deity

Video Teaching: Amitabha Amitayus Powa teaching and guided meditation — transfering consciousness to the Pureland when dying or as a practice for “healing the mind.”

Buddhist Ganesha: popular Ganapati’s many forms include enlightened emanation of Avalokiteshvara, worldly protector, Bodhisattva, wrathful Tantric deity and many more…

Amitabha Buddha of Infinite Light: what’s in a name? His merits are so vast, the very name of Amitabha is a practice — and synonymous with compassion and happiness

Initiation or Empowerment: what is it, why it is important in Vajrayana, how it helps, when you need it, how to receive it

Avalokitesvara compassion practices can “enhance treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma” say some scientists and clinicians. For the rest of us, his compassion brings us closer to bliss and wisdom.

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