Mother Tara’s many-armed protective embrace: 21 Taras according to Surya Gupta — a very special celebration of Supreme Mother Tara, the Liberator
Kurukulla: the “Diva” Dakini of enlightened magic; the enchantress transforms seduction into ‘the cause of wisdom’
Cognitive Research: Om Ah Ra Pa Cha Na Dhi, Manjushri’s Arapachana mantra, proven to “enhance cognitive functions to a significant degree” versus non-spiritual “tongue twisters”
Technology and apps for Buddhist meditation: useful in modern life — especially with between 500 million and 1.6 billion Buddhists worldwide
Lama Tsongkhapa: A Short, Powerful Practice Helps Bring Compassion, Wisdom, Good Fortune, and Healing
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Buddha Weekly's Latest Features

Mother Tara’s many-armed protective embrace: 21 Taras according to Surya Gupta — a very special celebration of Supreme Mother Tara, the Liberator

Thangka depicting the 21 Taras according to the Surya Gupta tradition. Unlike the Atisha system of 21 Taras (see sample ...

Kurukulla: the “Diva” Dakini of enlightened magic; the enchantress transforms seduction into ‘the cause of wisdom’

Kurukulla could be thought of as the "Diva" pop star of the Dakinis. She is like a beautiful, modern celebrity ...

Cognitive Research: Om Ah Ra Pa Cha Na Dhi, Manjushri’s Arapachana mantra, proven to “enhance cognitive functions to a significant degree” versus non-spiritual “tongue twisters”

By Dr. Deepika Chamoli Shahi, PhD. Editors Intro In important cognitive research led by Dr. Deepika Chamoli Shahi, Manjushri's essence ...

Technology and apps for Buddhist meditation: useful in modern life — especially with between 500 million and 1.6 billion Buddhists worldwide

There are between 500 million and 1.6 Billion Buddhists worldwide — depending on which study you cite — an impressive percentage ...

Lama Tsongkhapa: A Short, Powerful Practice Helps Bring Compassion, Wisdom, Good Fortune, and Healing

Lovely statue of the great sage Lama Je Tsong Khapa. "In my opinion, having the opportunity to practice the guru ...

Swift Healing with White Tara: the Rapid Path to Long Life, Merit, Wisdom, and Health

When I need help in a hurry, Tara is the "swift one"—the One I call on first. If I'm in ...

Guan Yin and the ten great protections of the Goddess of Mercy: Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion

Millions of devotees around the world call on the name of Guan Yin (Kuanyin) Goddess of Mercy, in times of ...

How a Home Retreat Helps Busy People Manage Time and Save Money; How to Do It, and Why it is Necessary

Sitting retreats are important opportunities to "still the mind", allowing us to develop "realizations."  There is something very special about ...

Buddha Weekly's Latest Videos

Video Teaching: Amitabha Amitayus Powa teaching and guided meditation — transfering consciousness to the Pureland when dying or as a practice for “healing the mind.”

H.E. Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is the spiritual head of Gaden for the West Mahayana Buddhist meditation centres. H.E. Zasep ...

Video: Amitabha Buddha Mantra Om Ami Dewa Hri — bring infinite light and love into your life: powerfully chanted by Yoko Dharma with animated visualizations

Perhaps the best known Buddhist mantra — after Om Mani Padme Hum — is the name mantra of Amitabha Buddha: ...

Video: chanting Green Tara by Yoko Dharma; from our guided meditation series, Green Tara images and mantra to empower your practice

Green Tara "is one of the most popular devotional and meditational deities, honored all around the world, practiced by all ...

Teaching video: Why is it important to state Bodhichitta motivation and dedicate the merit of practice? answered by H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is the author of Tara in the Palm of Your Hand, a commentary and practice of the ...

Medicine Buddha Sutra: video audio recitation of full Sutta — listening or reciting is a very empowering healing practice

Jason Espada recites the full Medicine Buddha Sutra, here, in a video with wonderful Medicine Buddha images, illustrations Tangkhas and ...

Video mantra chanting: Lama Tsongkhapa’s Migtsema wonderfully chanted by Yoko Dharma. Benefits: healing, compassion, metta, wisdom

The benefits of the powerful Migtsema prayer or mantra is well-documented by many great teachers of the Gelug lineage — ...

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Calendar 2019

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2019 Buddhist Practice Calendar with Tsog Dates

Buddha Weekly Calendar 2019 - 2-Feb

Welcome to the 2019 Buddha Weekly practice calendar. This year’s theme is “Buddhism Around the World” in which we profile twelve international temples.

 

Buddhism continues to grow around the world — by conservative estimates over 500 million people, optimistic estimates 1.6 billion. In fourteen countries, more than 50 percent of the population identify as Buddhist.

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