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Guru Rinpoche answers Lady Tsogyal: Should we practice one or many yidams? Is the master or the Yidam more important? Why is it important to practice the yidam deity?

Guru Rinpoche's teachings to the Lady Tsogyal are as clear and wonderful today as they were centuries ago. Reading the ...
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The Watchers of the World: the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism, Their Mantras and Practice

Four Heavenly Kings photo at Beihai Park Beijing China.   When you visit a Mahayana Buddhist Temple, the looming and ...
Buddha Weekly presents Mantra video: White Tara Who Alleviates All Suffering, 19th of 21 Taras.

Supporting Member Video: Pacifying Mantra of White Tara Who Alleviates Suffering 108 Times, Sitatapatra, 19th Tara

The powerful pacifying mantra transmitted by Tara Herself to Lord Atisha as the 19th of the 21 Taras, White Tara ...
Sukhavati the Western Pureland of Amitabha Buddha.

A Travel Guide to Various Buddhas’ Purelands and Finding the Right One for You

Sukhavati the Western Pureland of Amitabha Buddha. In what way are the Buddhist Purelands real and accessible? How can we ...
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Buddhist Mala: Guru Rinpoche’s Complete Guide, “Mala should follow you like a shadow”

In this in-depth feature, we answer these questions about Malas, and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoKm5c3a10k CONTENTS of VIDEO: 00:00-01:50 Introducing Malas and ...
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Six White Tara Mantras for Pacifying: Chant along with Buddha Weekly’s new White Tara Collection Album!

White Tara Mantra Collection from Buddha Weekly album cover. Mother Tara, as the Enlightened Activity of all the Buddhas, manifests ...
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8 Great Sons of Buddha: the 8 Bodhisattvas Represent the 8 Great Qualities of Buddha; Their Mantras and Why We Need These Qualities

The 8 Great Bodhisattvas — also known as the Eight Great Sons — represent the eight great ideals of the ...
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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.

Avalokiteshvara as the wonderful goddess Guanyin. Avalokitesvara is the metaphorical rock star of the Bodhisattvas. "Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, ...

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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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