Vajrasattva, the Great Purifier, among the most powerful and profound healing and purifications techniques in Vajrayana Buddhism
Karma is Not Fate: Why Karma is Empowering
Mahayana Sutra Of The Three Superior Heaps — now, is always the right time to confess downfalls and purify them
Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta: The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Awareness; mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, mental qualities
Immortal Rain Long Life Prayer to Venerable Zasep Rinpoche from HH. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche
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What does quantum physics have to do with the Five Buddhas — Vairochana, Amitabha, Akshobya, Ratnasambhava, and Amoghasiddhi?

Most Buddhists, in daily practice, understand a core truth —  that all phenomena are inter-dependent and cannot exist independently. Quantum Physics is only now starting to demonstrate this fundamental Buddhist understanding. Buddha called this "dependent-arising" more than two thousand years ago. The concept is mind-boggling, even for the great minds in quantum...

Overcoming Fear: Three Remedies for Fear; What Buddha had to Say About Fearlessness in Abhaya Sutta

Today, in this time of fear in the face of a pandemic — fear has become top of mind, again. It's easy to say, "I can't live my life in fear" and then pretend to go about your business. But, even if you bravely brush the fear aside — in the background...

The month of merit: Saga Dawa, celebrating Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana — be generous, moral and practice often

"The most important month in the Tibetan lunar calendar is Saga Dawa, the 4th lunar month which runs from May 23rd up until June 22nd, 2020. The 15th day of this lunar month, the full moon day, is called Saga Dawa Düchen (Düchen means “great occasion”). In 2020, Saga Dawa Düchen falls...

The 8 Great Bodhisattvas represent the 8 Great Qualities of Buddha; why we need these qualities to help heal the world

The Compassion and Wisdom of the Bodhisattvas are reassuring in times of crisis. Today, with COVID-19 and economic devastation — and the inevitable hunger and suffering that follow such disasters — we take refuge in our compassionate Bodhisattva saviors. The Bodhisattvas are the “saviors” — the champions or heroes.   Each Bodhisattva...

Metta meditation in times of crisis: “we all have a responsibility to exercise compassion” (Dalai Lama)

The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 brought us a sense of just how interconnected we really are. In a matter of weeks, it became clear that a challenge experienced in one locale of the world was quickly moving across waters. This emphasized that we are closer to one another than we might think....

If you can’t go outside — go inside. How mindfulness can help cope with COVID-19. 12 easy tips.

Now is the time to get in touch — with your inner self. If you can't go outside — go inside! Our lives are more stressful more than ever. The most recent Coronavirus pandemic, a world-wide tragedy, with more than 4.3 million worldwide cases reported, has health and wellness impacts far beyond...

White Tara long life practice video with guided visualization from H.E. Zasep Rinpoche, with mantra and beautiful Tara visualizations

Is it possible to achieve longevity? And what about karma? Zasep Tulku Rinpoche answers these questions and gives a short video teaching on White Tara, known and loved for her long-life activities and healing energy. Rinpoche teaches the benefits, then — in great detail — how to visualize White Tara and the...

A vital lifeline to practice — live-streamed Buddha Dharma teachings from teachers

With lockdowns continuing, live-streaming precious Buddhist teachings — especially healing and Medicine Buddha meditations — are a vital lifeline to practice. Although there are many past-recorded video teachings online — such as on the Buddha Weekly YouTube Channel — there is something very intimate and special about the live-stream teaching, regardless of...

Into Lucid Dreaming — going deep with Dream Yoga; helping touch the enlightened state of awareness

Dream yoga, lucid dreaming, or conscious dream awareness is a profound practice for awakening the mind and spirit. Dreaming is a very different experience to be had while in full lucidity The awake or lucid dreamer carries the linear mind of the assembled self with its numerous egocentric aspects and experiences dream-time...

Benefits of meditating before bed; especially now, as we endure lockdowns, meditation can help you relax and sleep

If you practice meditation, you can probably vouch for its wide array of health benefits, as meditation has the ability to improve your concentration, relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and put you in the right mindset to take on your day. That’s one of the main reasons why it’s common for most...

Healing Parnashavari — Tara’s 20th emanation: specialist in Contagious Disease and COVID-19: How to practice her mantra and sadhana

"Tara dressed in leaves" is Parnashavari, the 20th emanation of Tara in the 21 Taras Praise.[3] Her name literally translates from Sanskrit to English as a "leaf-clad goddess" — a treasured and revered emanation of Tara relied upon to prevent or remove epidemics and contagion. (Tibetan: ri tro ma rig sum, lo...

Mama Buddha Tara: Compassionate Action; Stories of Tara the Rescuer

"Tara is without doubt the most beloved female deity in Tibetan Buddhism, revered for her swiftness in helping those who rely on her. She has been described as a Buddha for our modern age, a sublime personification of compassion and wisdom in female form at a time when sorrow and suffering seem...