Video: Why is Mantra important to daily practice? For protection: “We are human beings. We have many problems.”

By Lee Kane / June 9, 2017 /

A student asks Venerable Zasep Rinpoche: Why is Mantra important to daily practice? What is mantra and what does it do for us? Zasep Rinpoche: “Mantra is calling the Buddha. Mantra are also praises of the Buddha. Mantra is medicine. Mantra is like food for the body. Mantra is like medicine for the body. Mantra is…

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BW Interview: Theodore Tsaousidis, a Teacher Who Focuses on Healing Practices in Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Meditation and Shamanism

By Theodore Tsaousidis / March 14, 2017 /

This fascinating teacher embraces all three paths. His main focus is on healing practices — practical rather than theoretical — in the belief they support and enhance each other without contradictions.

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Thirteenth Zasep Tulku, Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, an Internationally Respected Teacher, in Toronto June 8-18

Illness and Cancer Advice: Video, Buddhist Teachers Answer — — Advice for students with aggressive illnesses such as cancer, supportive practices Medicine Buddha and Black Manjushri (with full Medicine Buddha Sutra)

By Venerable Zasep Rinpoche / February 18, 2017 /

In the fifth in a new video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Gaden for the West Centres, answers a students question: “What advice would you give to a student who needs supportive practices for healing, especially for agressive illnesses such as cancer?” Rinpoche speaks of important…

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Heart Sutra: Why it’s My Favorite Sutra

By James Porr / January 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Heart Sutra: Why it’s My Favorite Sutra

“Form is empty; emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness. Likewise, feeling, discrimination, compositional factors and consciousness are empty.” TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA By Guest Contributor James Porr   Anita Mui, much beloved, sings Heart Sutra. Anita, has since passed away:  …

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Science of Meditation: Peer-reviewed studies prove there are at least 10 reasons to meditate daily, from boosting your immune system to increasing cognitive function to reduction of inflammation at the cellular level.

By Lee Kane / November 13, 2016 /

Medical professionals, scientists and psychiatrists almost universally endorse the tangible benefits of meditation. All the mechanisms for realizing these specific benefits may not be known, but the tangible and objective results certainly are. In the last few years there have been many peer-reviewed research projects, studies and reports supporting specific benefits to the simple practice…

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Knowledge is not Wisdom —— and Other Lessons of the Fool: the Ultimate Mindful Wisdom of Child-Mind and Simplicity

By Lee Kane / August 26, 2016 /

In some ways, the pursuit of mindfulness is also the pursuit of the inner child, the innocence, the here and now…

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Submit Your Topic for “What the Teachers Say” — Buddha Weekly Special Series: At Least Five Teachers Comment

By Lee Kane, Editor / February 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Submit Your Topic for “What the Teachers Say” — Buddha Weekly Special Series: At Least Five Teachers Comment

In the past, we’ve featured the opinions and views of diverse teachers on important topics: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Alexander Berzin, Ribur Rinpoche, Lama Japa Thaye, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Venerable Choje Lama Phunstock, Gelek Rinpoche, and many others. Do you have a topic or teacher you’d like to propose we cover? Please use…

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“Designer Dharma” or “Dharma-Lite”—What the teachers say about picking and choosing Buddhist core beliefs such as rebirth and karma

By Lee Kane / December 15, 2015 /

” The eightfold path is often represented as a wheel with eight spokes. Pick a wheel with just one or two and it won’t take you very far.” — Mark Vernon [13] “Some traditional Buddhist teachers tend to serve “Dharma-Lite” like “Coca-Cola Lite,” rather than “the Real Thing” Dharma,” said Alexander Berzin in June 2000…

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