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What’s Your Karmic Net Worth? Avoid Compound Negative Karmic Interest with Vajrasattva Mantra and Four Opponent Powers.

Negative karma earns a sort of "compound interest" that rapidly accumulates if you don't purify daily — not just ordinary interest, but usury levels a loan shark could appreciate. Even if you are generous and create endless merit each day, negative Karma can still — to use our analogy — bring us...
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The Lightning Path of Buddhism: The Power of Yidams

Guest Contributor: Bhagat Bhandari Note: This is a personal perspective of the author. What is the purpose of Vajrayana practice? Purifying one’s impure perception of all appearances and experiences.” —— His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third Yidam practice is a teacher-guided method on the vajra "lightning path" to enlightenment, Vajrayana. In this important path,...
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Interview: Yoko Dharma’s Buddhist-Influenced Music Rouses Compassion; Her Divine Voice Touches People; Music “inspired by teachings of the Buddha and my precious Guru”

Yoko Dharma is best known for her divine voice and evocative musical Buddhist mantras (previously released as Treasury of Jewels available here>>). A soon-to-be-produced, more "mainstream" album — never-the-less influenced by Buddhism and her teacher — and produced by well-known producer Marty Rifkin, we requested an interview with Yoko. Brilliantly vocalized tracks from her new...
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Knowledge is not Wisdom —— and Other Lessons of the Fool: the Ultimate Mindful Wisdom of Child-Mind and Simplicity

The inner-child in us is often the beginning of wisdom. Letting the child flourish, play and act the fool is one path to mindfulness. Who is more mindful than the young child? Unlike grown-ups (or grumps, as they called them in the classic Star Trek series), the child doesn't filter what he...
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Buddhist Home Retreat: What the Teachers Say About the Home Retreat Practice for Busy People Who Can’t Attend Extensive Retreats

"What the Buddhist Teachers Say" is a long-running feature series. We pick a topic, then seek the opinions/ quote/ guidance of  teachers. DO YOU HAVE A TOPIC YOU'D LIKE TO PROPOSE?
Buddhist Home Retreat: What the Teachers Say About the Home Retreat Practice for Busy People Who Can't Attend Extensive Retreats 1
Home retreat practice can never replace the experience, benefits and potential realizations of group practice retreats and...
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Practice Overload and Too Many Commitments: Advice From the Teachers — Don’t Become a Spiritual Materialist

Practice overload in Vajrayana Buddhism can become a top-of-mind issue for devoted practitioners who collect many initiations. If you are feeling stressed over your commitments, if your practice is not satisfying because of "practice pressure," then "our practice becomes worse than paying tax to Uncle Sam," joked Gelek Rinpoche at a Vajrayogini...
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Teaching Video Series: Featuring Talks from Noted Buddhist Teachers —— from Buddha Weekly

Please enjoy a "trailer" presenting our long anticipated video series "What the Teachers Say" from Buddha Weekly. The "What the Buddhist Teachers Say" written features are among our most popular. In the video series, we plan to supplement our longer written features with ten to fifteen minute "short teachings" from various teachers of different lineages....
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Submit Your Topic for “What the Teachers Say” — Buddha Weekly Special Series: At Least Five Teachers Comment

"What the Buddhist Teachers Say" is a long-running feature series. We pick a topic, then seek the opinions/ quote/ guidance of at least five teachers. DO YOU HAVE A TOPIC YOU'D LIKE TO PROPOSE? Use the form below.
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In the past, we've featured the opinions and views of...
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Buddha Weekly Interviews the Teachers — Suggest Your Teacher

Following on the success of our immensely popular "What the Teachers Say" — where we pick a topic and ask five teachers for their views — Buddha Weekly announces a new series: "Interviews with the Teachers" an ongoing Buddha Weekly Special Series. To view stories in the "Interview with the Teachers" series,...
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