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Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava

The precious seven lines of the Precious Lotus Born is chanted every day by the faithful. The Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, our Precious One, is a daily joy for many of us who habitually and with great faith chant the sacred vowels. Padmasambhava, the second living...

I’m attached to my Mala

I know it's a form of attachment, but I do carry my mala everywhere. Even after my mala burst spontaneously off my wrist at a restaurant (and here's me scrambling around saying, "Excuse me, sorry, excuse me…" as I collected 108 beads that had rolled under tables), even after all that, I...

Loving Kindness: My Favorite Sutra

By Jeremiah Suarez My favourite sutra is Discourse on Advantages of Loving-kindness. Each day, I contemplate it. I clear my mind first and realize what's most important to me. I want to walk the middle road, and live a life full of contentment and peace. Having a peaceful countenance day by day,...

Six Essential Practices of Korean Buddhists: Bowing, Meditation, Yeombul, Mantra, Sutra

By Kim Sung-Su Korea is known as a very religious society, with an active mix of Buddhists, Christians and indigenous Korean Shamans. Many Koreans are openly cross-spiritual, easily moving between the three. In Korean Buddhism, there are six essential practices • Bowing • Seon (Zen) meditation • Yeombul — recitation of the...

Cruelty to Chickens Protest: Dalai Lama

I have been particularly concerned with the sufferings of chickens for many years." HH Dalai Lama in a letter to KFC Various Buddhist traditions advocate vegetarian diet on the grounds of compassion, with the notable exception of Tibetan Buddhists—due to the scarcity of plants and vegetables in Tibet. Since chickens are statistically...

How I Found the Right Teacher of the Dharma

By Ruth Wambui, Guest Contributor Buddhism has become one of the most popular spiritual practices in the world, particularly in the West. More and more people learning about Buddhism, and adopting one form or another of Buddhist practice. They certainly would have been drawn to the Buddha's message, the Dharma. They might...

Empowerment Was Important to Me

By D. Sandy, Guest Contributor A few months ago, I finally took the step I had been contemplating over the past few years as a practicing Buddhist. One of my elderly relatives who has constantly been my guide advised me to undergo the empowerment ritual saying it would lend more depth to...