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Wealth Deities: Generating Karma for Prosperity by Practicing Generosity

Lama Atisha, the revered lama and Mahasiddha, came across an old man, dying of starvation in Bodghaya. Lama Atisha offered his own flesh, cut from his body, to save the old man. But the old man said, “How can I eat a monk’s flesh?” Lama Atisha felt helpless in the face of...

Purifying Negative Karma Advice Video: How to Purify Obstructions and Defilements with Vajrasattva Practice and Other Buddhist Meditations, Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche (center) surrounded by students at a teaching in Tibetan Buddhist Society Temple in Perth, Australia March 2017. Rinpoche tours extensively to deliver precious teachings. He is in Mongolia currently, and will be in Vancouver in April 2017 at Zuru Ling and in Toronto in...

Buddhist Teacher Advice Video 7: Keeping Motivated in Your Daily Practice, Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

In the seventh in a new video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Gaden for the West Centers, answers a student's question: What advice would you give to a student for keeping motivated and excited about daily practice? Rinpoche explains the importance of regular...

8 Rights: The Noble Eightfold Path — the Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

The Noble Eightfold Path distinguishes itself from many teachings in its positive, affirmative nature. Many spiritual teachings consist of "dont's" — don't do this, don't do that. The Noble Eightfold Path speaks in positive, warm terms. Implied within the concept of "right" might be its opposite, "wrongs" — but Buddha taught self...

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

With a strong teaching focus on practical healing meditations, Theodore Tsaousidis is one of the most unique Buddhist teachers we've interviewed. Although he teaches in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition — invited by his guru — he also coaches mindfulness meditation and  studies with a Zen master. Moreover, he strengthens his teachings by...

Scientific Buddhist: Why Incense is More Than Just a Pleasant Backdrop to Meditation; Research Reveals Brain Health Benefits

"Many religious traditions have contended that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too." — Science Daily [1] I'm addicted to incense. I use it in the morning. I use it in the evening. I find it triggers something in me, a sense...

Teacher Advice Video 6: What Advice Would You Give to a Student New to Buddhism as Starting Practices? — — Answered by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

In the sixth in a new video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Gaden for the West Centers, answers a student's question: “What advice would you give to a student new to Buddhism as starting practices?" Rinpoche suggests core practices such as mindfulness of...

Happy Losar: How to Bring in the Auspiciousness and Celebrate the Traditions and Fun of Tibetan New Year of the Rooster. Tashi Delek!

HAPPY LOSAR! For a new feature on 2019 Losar, Year of the Earth Sow, see>> HAPPY LOSAR! For another feature on 2018 Losar, Year of the Earth Dog, please see>> [This feature referred to 2017, year of the Fire Bird. For a more up to date story, see above link.] Losar, the...

BW Interview: Emma Slade Gave Up a Career in Finance to Become A Buddhist Nun After a Traumatic Incident; She Went On to Author Set Free and to Spearhead Fundraising for Special Needs Children in Bhutan

"The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. 'Oh God, please don't kill me.' My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words."...

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)

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...

Remembering a Great Teacher: the learned and inspiring Gelek Rimpoche of Jewel Heart International left behind a sparkling jewel of Dharma teachings

The very learned and respected Gelek Rimpoche passed away April 15, 2017 at 6am — a great loss. [1] Born in Tibet in 1939, the great teacher spread the Dharma through his profound teachings, wonderful books and videos online. He was famous for his prodigious memory, penetrating insight and wisdom. The founder...

Karma is Not Fate: Why Karma is Empowering

Why is Karma empowering? One way of viewing Karma is as an aggregate of all of our actions, thoughts, words, dreams, desires into a user-controlled version of fate — that is you control your fate instead of some invisible higher being. Another concept of karma, aligned to both mystical sciences and scientific...