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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, and wisdom. They are one of the seven sets of Bodhipakkhiyadhamma ("qualities conducive to enlightenment"). You may wonder why our feature image for pancabala is a monk creating an elaborate sand mandala...
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Sacred Statue Support (pictorial): “More than a venerable object” — Nepal’s Best Statues, 3rd Generation Bhim Pathak on the Dharma craft of metal statue art

Although we often feature Dharma artists and craftspeople on Buddha Weekly, we remain in awe of the master quality of the precious sacred statues from the 3rd generation of statue artisans at Nepal's Best Statues. You could say it's both a brand name and a description.  
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Book Review: Tasting the Essence of Tantra: Buddhist Meditation for Contemporary Western Life by Rob Preece — Highly Recommended

Author-Psychotherapist Rob Preece's excellent books have become go-to references for Western Buddhist teachers and students of Tibetan Buddhism. "The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra" was an instant classic, jammed full of thoughtful nuggets that help Western practitioners pierce the mystery of Buddhist Tantra. His other books include another favorite for modern Buddhists, Preparing...
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Craving excercise? Like any attachment, vibhava-tanha, or the attachment can become an addiction

Editors Note: No one can question the health benefits of exercise. But when the craving becomes an addiction it can be dangerous for both your physical and spiritual health. Overcoming compulsions such as this are one of the goals of Buddhist practice and living. Normal disclaimers: please always consult your health practitioners....
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Inspired by Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, Holy Land Prayer Wheels personalize Tibetan Prayer Wheels: interview with Micha Strauss

Over many years, Micha and Ayelet Strauss have made personalized prayer wheels for people around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, and many other notable Tibetan teachers. Many teachers advocate prayer wheels as a good meditational practice for purifying negative karmas and other benefits [See our main...
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Ad-Free Patron HD Video: Parnashavari Tara Healing Mantra Video Sung by Hrishikesh Sonar with master art visualized images

Ad-free high definition version of the video version as a thank-you for our precious Supporting Members of our popular video on Healing Parnashavari  with chanted mantras! Parnashavari is Tara's Healing emanation, also lovingly known as Tara Dressed in Leaves. Her mantra is renowned through the centuries, for healing and especially for effectiveness...
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Celebrating the Great 14th Dalai Lama’s Decades of Compassionate Activity, “Kindness that shines like a beacon” — Wishes for Long Life; his life and work

With kindness that shines like a beacon to the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama celebrates his birthday on July 6th.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (right) receives long life and birthday wishes from His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trizen Rinpoche (left). In Dharamsala, India, May 2022.
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Vajrakilaya: put a peg in it ! — Cutting the three poisons with the sharpest weapon: destroying ignorance, greed, and hostility with profound Vajrakumara

Vajrakilaya is the most "cutting" of wrathful meditational deities — a wrathful Heruka ('hero') emanation of glorious Vajrasattva. At the same time, he is the ultimate expression of Bodhichitta and compassion and love. He is the Heruka of activity and represents the Enlightened activity of ALL of the Buddhas. This aspect of...
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Not Yours! “Whatever is not yours: let go of it.” — letting go of past, letting go of future: Na Tumhaka Sutta

One of the most popular short Suttas, often presented as a "must read" to new Buddhists is the famous "Not Yours" Sutta or what I like to call the "Letting Go" Sutta. Although Na Tumhaka Sutta is really a teaching on Dependent Arising, there's are many ways — as always — to...
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Settling the Mind or Activating the Mind — which meditation works, why and how? One’s good for health, the other for mind, and…

Meditation is an important practice in virtually all schools of Buddhist thought, and in one form or another, most Buddhists practice it. But did you know there are two main types of meditation? From formal Chan practice, such as archery or KungFu practice in Shaolin, to facing the wall meditation, to active...
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“Our mind is full of rubbish” —Venerable Chodron. It’s time to purify: sutra practice of “The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls” with commentary

The 35 Confessional Buddhas practice is the ultimate sutra-based purification practice. Ven. Thubten Chodron explains: “Why do we need to purify? Because our mind is full of rubbish." Even though The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls to the Thirty-Five Buddhas — to use the full title in English — is often one of...
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Billions of Guru Rinpoche’s ready to answer the Seventh Supplication of Guru Rinpoche: “Repeat this prayer continuously” for the granting of wishes

"The Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal had a vision in which she saw a manifestation of Guru Rinpoche called Immense Vajra Ocean in the direction to the east. Each of the pores in his body held one billion realms and in each realm there were one billion world systems. In each of these world...
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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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