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Dharma Dates for August 2022: Lord Buddha’s First Teaching and Lord Ksitigarbha’s Birthday and much more to celebrate: lunar to western calendar conversion

During August, 2022, there are many meritorious Dharma Dates to celebrate, including one of the four larger Shakyamuni Buddha celebrations. ...
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Marici — “Ray of Light” Bodhisattva Goddess — protective Bodhisattva for “turbulent times”; aspect of glorious Mother Tara: includes Dharani mantra

Marici's most popular praise, written by the great Vidyadhara Jigdral Lingpa, states her most important role is  "to bring protection ...
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Podcast: Vajrakilaya’s Mantra beautifully chanted 108 times in Sanskrit — cutting the three poisons, overcoming your obstacles

Vajrakilaya and his mantra is important in our modern world — since Vajrakilaya is the activity of all the Buddhas. ...
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Video: Vajrakilaya’s Mantra beautifully chanted Sanskrit — cutting the three poisons and removing all obstacles — the “activity of all the Buddhas”

Vajrakilaya and his mantra is important in our modern world — since Vajrakilaya is the activity of all the Buddhas. ...
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MEMBER VIDEO: Ad-free HD version video and mantra music: Vajrakilaya’s mantra beautifully chanted Sanskrit 108 times — remover of obstacles

First for four new videos, exclusive ad-free HD versions for our valued members and patrons. Coming soon to Youtube. Vajrakilaya ...
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Holy Day of Chokhor Duchen and Sangha Day: How to celebrate Buddha’s First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma — this year on August 1, 2022

Of the four Holy Days dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha each year,  Chokhor Duchen, the "First Teaching" celebration — the first ...
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The Five Strengths and Powers or pañcabalā in Buddhism — the qualities conducive to Enlightenment: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom

The Five Strengths (Sanskrit, Pali: pañcabalā) in Buddhism — critical to our progress on the path to enlightenment — are: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, ...
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Guanyin Enlightenment Day: “Most Widely Beloved Buddhist Divinity”; Devotion to the 33 Forms of Compassion and Love

Guan Yin's Enlightenment Day is July 17, 2022 (on lunar calendar 19th day of the 6th Lunar Month). Guanyin is ...

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Buddhist Healing: Vajrapani Hayagriva King Garuda Healing Practice, Guided by Venerable Zasep Rinpoche — Video Teaching

Venerable Zasep Rinpoche leads a short healing teaching and mantra with visualization on Vajrapani Hayagriva King Garuda. He teaches the ...
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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.

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.

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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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