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Important Buddha Dharma Dates for December, 2023

Virtuous and auspicious Dharma Days are an important way to create merit supportive of Dharma Practice. The lunar and annual ...
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Ganden Ngamchoe Paranirvana Day: Celebrating the Great Enlightened Sage from the Land of Snows Lama Tsongkhapa December 7

Tibetan Buddhists celebrate the life of the Great Sage Lama Tsongkhapa almost daily in regular practices -- and especially on ...
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Five Female Buddhas or Mothers: Their Roles as Prajnas or Enlightened Wisdom — Inseparable Co-Equals Rather Than Consorts

In Mahayana Buddhism, the Female Buddhas represent Perfect Wisdom and are indispensable. In Buddhism, the Female Buddhas sybmolize Perfect Wisdom ...
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Video: Achala Fudo Myoo Mantra: Compassionate Help, Removing Obstacles & Negativities chanted in Sanskrit

Fudo Myoo Achala's powerful Mantra of Compassionate Help is from the Maha Vairochana Sutra. Powerful Achala, the wrathful manifestation of ...
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Meditation Increase Receptivity, Activity Sensitivity — Why That’s a Good Thing

Many turn to meditation to induce a sense of calm and balance within their hectic lives. However, would you believe ...
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Black Tara Documentary: Destroyer of Enemies, Negativities, Obstacles; Our Wrathful Mother

Black Tara is the most approachable of the protective, wrathful Buddha emanations. Whether the enemies are internal obstacles — your ...
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Supporting Member Ad-Free Video: Black Tara Documentary: Destroyer of Enemies, Negativities, Obstacles

Black Tara is the most approachable of the protective, wrathful Buddha emanations. Whether the enemies are internal obstacles — your ...
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Emptiness and Shunyata: What the Teachers Say About Emptiness: Removing “Lazy Nihilism” and “How Deep the Rabbit Hole goes”

What do big moons, lazy nihilists and rabbit holes have to do with Shunyata? Yesterday I read a feature on Space.com ...

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Why giving and taking practice is an important kindness meditation and Bodhichitta practice; how to do it guided video: Zasep Rinpoche

Among the best known — and yet most mysterious — practices in Tibetan Buddhism is the kindness Metta meditation known ...
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Video teaching: Metta and Karuna, the “most important” Buddhist practices of Love and Compassion, from H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Metta and Karuna — Love and Compassion, respectively — are two of the three foundations of Buddhist practice. The third ...
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White Tara long life practice video with special 5-colors protection light guided visualization from Venerable Zasep Rinpoche

Why is White Tara practice and visualization one of the most popular and life-affirming practices in Buddhism? Tara, the Saviour, ...
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Music Mantra Video: Om Mani Padme Hum wonderfully chanted by Yoko Dharma, the sacred sound of compassionate Buddha Chenrezig

Around the world, millions chant "Om Mani Padme Hum" each day. Many Buddhist children learn to chant Chenrezig's compassion mantra ...
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Teaching video: Chod teaching and full drumming and chanting ritual with scenes of 108 Springs retreat in Mongolia

H.E. Zasep Rinpoche introduces Five Dakini Chod practice with a full teaching, followed by a demonstration, in full, of a ...
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Video Buddhist Advice 9: How Can Advanced Vajrayana Students Simplify and Manage Commitments and Practice? Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. In the ninth in a Buddhist practice video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku ...
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Medicine Buddha video teaching: the Four Immeasurables are immeasurably important; meditation and commentary — H.E. Zasep Rinpoche

"To do effective healing, beneficial healing it is suggested that we practice the Four Immeasurables. Four Immeasurables. Immeasurable of love, ...

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.


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.


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.

Geshe Sherab teaching.


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


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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