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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 are important in our modern world — since Vajrakilaya is the activity of all the Buddhas. He is the wrathful Heruka emanation of glorious Buddha Vajrasattva. At the same time, he is the ultimate expression of Bodhichitta and compassion and love. Listen or chant along with the...
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Video: Vajrakilaya Buddha documentary: cutting the 3 poisons with the sharpest weapon, plus chanted mantras

Why is wrathful Buddha Vajrakilaya, described by Garchen Rinpoche as "the mind of great love?" Can such a ferocious embodiment of Enlightenment really calm the mind and tame our obstacles, both external and internal? Why is Vajrakilaya — also called Vajrakumara — considered the activity of all the Buddhas? Come along with...
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Dana, power of giving — a beggar offers the clothes off her own back to the Buddha and becomes a goddess

One of the most moving stories of generosity is found within the cycle of sutta stories featuring "The Great Benefactor" Anathapindika. Anathapindika, who was very wealthy, remains one of the most recognizable from Buddhist stories. He famously donated Jetavana park, where Buddha and his followers spent the rainy seasons in practice. While...
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Power of dana and generosity “within our means” — the Sutta stories of Anathapindika, who gave Buddha Jetavana park

Anathapindika is famous for his supreme generosity. He is the benefactor immortalized through his gift of Jetavana park — used in rainy seasons throughout the centuries by Buddhist monks for retreat. This great feat of generosity cost him "enough gold to cover the entire park" — a staggering fortune. Although he gave...
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Supporting Member Video: Ad-Free version HD of Manjushri Mantra beautifully chanted with visualization images.

Manjushri Mantra 108 Times beautifully chanted by Hrishikesh Sonar with Visualization images. This is the ad-free version HD, as a thank you to our wonderful supporting members:  
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Podcast: Manjushri Mantra in Sanskrit 108 times beautifully chanted

NEW PODCAST In Buddhism, Manjushri's ultimate wisdom mantra is famous for its cognitive and meditative benefits. His mantra is the highest expression of ultimate wisdom, or prajna. Listen or chant along with the Sanskrit version of his mantra — famous for cultivating wisdom, chanted beautifully by Hrishikesh Sonar with beautiful meditative images....
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VIDEO: Manjushri’s mantra — ultimate wisdom 108 times chanted beautifully in Sanskrit with images

In Buddhism, Manjushri's ultimate wisdom mantra is famous for its cognitive and meditative benefits. His mantra is the highest expression of ultimate wisdom, or prajna. Listen or chant along with the Sanskrit version of his mantra — famous for cultivating wisdom, chanted beautifully by Hrishikesh Sonar with beautiful meditative images. On the...
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Why Dhamma (Dharma) is the most important of the Three Jewels: “The Dhamma is our arbitrator” — Ananada in the Gopaka Moggallana Sutta

One of the most unique and captivating of Pali Suttas actually records events after Buddha passed away. Why, then, if Buddha is not teaching, is this interesting? Aside from the fascinating historical perspective, it carries a vey profound and important message: The Dhamma is our arbitrator. Often, we hear modern-day teachers say,...
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Lama to All — Jetsunma Tamdrin Wangmo (1836–96) — biographical chapter from The Sakya Jetsunmas: The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas

"Extraordinary" hardly seems an adequate label for the historical lives of the great Tibetan Buddhist Female Lamas of the Sakya lineage. These were highly realized teachers, known not only for wisdom, but for  "activities" and "accomplishments." Elisabeth Benard's highly readable account of the female lamas of Tibet — The Sakya Jetsunmas: The...
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“The Sakya Jetsumas — The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas” — spiritual biographies of the great female meditation masters

There can be no doubt of the vast contribution of the great female wisdom masters of Tibetan Buddhism, yet with the notable exception of Yeshe Togyal and Machig Labdron, there are precious few stories of their lives. Elisabeth Benard, Ph.D., set out to explore the secret world of the great meditation masters...
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“I Meet the Buddha” — Chapter excerpt from “Pilgrim Maya” a Buddhist “pilgrim” quest that ends in “nothing” — a novel by Bela Breslau and Stephen Billias

In Pilgrim Maya, we start with the ending. Or, rather, when we asked for permission to excerpt, we received the final chapter — that tells you some of what you need to know about this fascinating novel by Bela Breslau and Stephen Billias. Very Zen is our pilgrim, as is clear from...
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Conqueror Shakyamuni Buddha: praising the King of the Shakyas — Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha: by Sakya Pandita

The life, Enlightenment and teachings of Buddha are collected in thousands of sutras — but one scene is perhaps the most iconic and profound — is the heroic conquest of Samsara at the foot of the great Bodhi Tree of Enlightenment. There, Buddha overcame the hosts of Maras. You can view this...
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Buddha Weekly’s Special Section

Tara, Mother of all Buddhas

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Loving face of the Mother of All Buddhas Green Tara. Detail from art by Ben Christian.
Karma Mother

How does Tara Help?

Tara, like any Mother, is ready to jump to our aid, even in mundane areas of life. She is the “practical Buddha” — the “Karma Mother” — the Buddha most active in our lives. Her Sanskrit name translates as “a star by which to navigate” — and like a star, she is always with us whenever we look for her.

Tara 6 Tara Victorious Over Three Worlds Trailokya Vijaya Tara.
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21 Taras Mantra Video Playlist

An entire playlist of every one of the mantras for the 21 Taras. Don't miss the amazing Tara mantra chanting of Yoko Dharma for the each Tara of the 21 Taras according to Surya Gupta lineage. One video with many repetitions and visualized images for each Tara. The final video is the English-translated 21 Praises to Tara sung in English.

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