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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...

Video: Students Ask the Buddhist Teacher: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a pet? Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

In the fourth of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide for Gaden for the West, answers a student’s question about loss of a pet: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a beloved pet? Full transcript below video.  ...

Using Mindfulness to Combat Memory Loss, Early Alzheimers or Dementia: Helpful Video Advice from Buddhist Teacher Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, with the full Satipatthana Sutra

In the third of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide for Gaden for the West, answers a student's question about memory loss: What advice would you give for a student who is concerned with memory loss, or the onslaught of early Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Full transcript below,...

Video: Celebrating 40 Years of Dharma Practice in Remote Tasmania! One of the oldest Dharma centers in the West Commemorates with Retreat, and a Party

Zasep Rinpoche cuts the cake at the 40th Anniversary Party for Dorje Ling. Dancing and singing seems like an appropriate way to bring in a celebration of Dorje Ling's 40 Years as a non-sectarian Dharma Centre — especially a Dharma retreat farm in remote and stunning island state of...

Tantric Wrathful Deities: The Psychology and Extraordinary Power of Enlightened Beings in Their Fearsome Form

Wrathful deities in Buddhism can be terrifying, monstrous, and demonic in appearance—but they are actually the "good guys." People who might be casually interested in Buddhism are often puzzled, even horrified, by Tantric Buddhist Deities depicted as ferocious personas. At first exposure, they might seem almost demonic, sporting garlands of human heads,...

Buddha Weekly Celebrates 10 Years of Publishing Buddhist Feature Stories, Teacher Interviews, and News: We Look Back at Our Successes and Failures

On our 10th anniversary, we wish to thank our thousands of regular readers for returning to us week after week for Buddhist features and news. Our volunteer writers and web team are very grateful for the loyalty — and have a lot of fascinating new content planned for 2017. We also thank...

BW Interview: Bön Teacher Chaphur Rinpoche Explains How Bön is Different, and Similar, to the Five Buddhist Schools in Tibet

Chaphur Rinpoche of the Bon tradition. In our first interview with a Bön tradition teacher, the charismatic Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche frankly discusses the ways in which Bon school differs from the other five Schools in Tibet — and how it is also similar in many ways. Practices such...

Can Buddhism Continue to Flourish as the World’s Second Largest Spiritual Path as the Current Lineage Teachers Begin to Slow Down and Retire?

Buddhism may have grown to the second largest spiritual path worldwide, with 1.6 billion followers according to some experts, but can this be sustained? (Story on "Buddhism Second Largest" here>>) The current great teachers and lineage holders are aging, slowing down, retiring, and, ultimately, must pass on. It's an issue that concerns...

Video Advice from the Buddhist Teachers on Bereavement: Advice for Someone Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One.

In the second of a new video series, Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche answers a question from a student about loss of a loved one: What advice would you give for a student who is dealing with the loss of a loved one? Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is spiritual director of many temples, meditation centres...

The Emptiness of Prayer—Who Do We Pray To? “You and the Buddha are not separate realities.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

The most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. "A prostration based on the perception that Buddha has a separate self from your own, and that you have a self separate from the Buddha, can only be called superstition," wrote Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's most noted teachers. The...