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: Buddhist Teachings on Ngondro, The Foundation Practices with Venerable Zasep Rinpoche

This week's Buddha Weekly teachings video introduces the first three outer preliminaries of Foundation Practices in Vajrayana Buddhism. Don't miss this ...

Video with wonderful mantra chanting: Om Gate Gate Paragate Para Samgate Bodhi Soha, the essence of Heart Sutra and Emptiness

The profound essence of Buddha Nature and Emptiness is beautifully expressed in the Heart Sutra Mantra, magnificently chanted by Yoko ...

Music Mantra Video: Taking Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and the Four Immeasurables wonderfully sung by Yoko Dharma with video visualizations

At the heart of Buddhist practice is "Taking Refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha" — the Three ...

Music Mantra Video: Om Mani Padme Hum wonderfully chanted by Yoko Dharma, the sacred sound of compassionate Buddha Chenrezig

Around the world, millions chant "Om Mani Padme Hum" each day. Many Buddhist children learn to chant Chenrezig's compassion mantra ...

Video: “How do I deal with my anger? Sometimes it consumes me and hurts others”: a Buddhist student asks teacher Ven. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, spiritual director of Gaden for the West meditation centres in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Anger is, ...

Video: “Experience Buddhism” with Namdrol Rinpoche “Buddhism emphasizes, and lays its very foundations on, equanimity.”

Namdrol Rinpoche (left) with Lama Zopa Rinpoche (right). Namdrol Rinpoche's root gurus are the late Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lama Lhundrup ...

Medicine Buddha healing mantras chanted by the amazing Yoko Dharma

Medicine Buddha mantras are famous for their healing power. Many teachers speak of the spontaneous healing of students just from ...

Tonglen video: Why giving and taking practice is an important kindness meditation and Bodhichitta practice; how to do it: taught by Zasep Rinpoche

Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche has taught in the West for 40 years and is the spiritual head of Gaden Choling ...

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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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