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Mokugyo Fish Drum: The Zen of Drumming for a Wakeful Mind and Mindfulness with the Wooden Fish Drum’s Unique Sound

Mokugyo are instantly recognizable by their entirely unique and pleasant penetrating sound that almost seems to hypnotize with its intensity. The use of the fish drum is nearly universally used in ritual and private meditation amongst most forms of Zen or Chan, Mahayana Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism. In some ways, practicing...
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Movie: Walk With Me — Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village on the Big Screen: “Mindfulness is to always arrive in the here and now.”

An SXSW 2017 Film Festival Official Selection, Walk with Me, tells the story of the most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and life at Plum Village, in a major new release later in 2017. Judging by the professional trailer, this should be a popular film with Buddhists around the world. View the trailer:...
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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,...
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The Better Way: Standing Meditation? For those with injuries, arthritis or a sleepy mind, standing can help us achieve mindfulness

"You can meditate walking, standing, sitting or lying down" Buddhist monk Noah Yuttadhammo. "Standing is a moderate form, and can be used to calm you down or wake you up." For some of us, with sports injuries, arthritis or conditions that prohibit lengthy sitting, standing meditation is a better way to achieve...
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Much More-Than-Six-Words of Advice — Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaches on Mindfulness of Body; Anger; and Healing Through Meditation (Mahamudra Teachings Session 2)

Part 2 of introductory Mahamudra, teachings from Zasep Tulku Rinpoche For Part 1, "More Than Six Words" please visit>> For Part 3, "Mindfulness of Feelings" please visit>> "Don't recall, don't imagine, don't think, don't examine, don't control, rest," Tilopa's six word's of advice to Naropa, could be said to be an important...
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Tsog dates 2023: Happy Dakini Day — Introducing the Wisdom of the Female Enlightened Dakinis

Dakini Day, celebrated on the 25th day of each lunar month in Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, celebrates the feminine energy of wisdom. (DATES FOR 2023 Tsog updated below.) Devoted Buddhists will celebrate with a Tsok (Tsog), a feast including food, singing, a group (or single) sadhana full of sound and celebration. The 10th...
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Shakyamuni Buddha, born to “warrior caste” taught how to be a fearless Buddhist: overcoming ignorance and suffering with the “weapons” of wisdom and compassion

Shakyamuni Buddha was born to the warrior caste, a prince and heir. As a young adult, when Shakyamuni Buddha cut his hair, he symbolically separated himself from the worldly, including his past role as a princely member of the "warrior caste" — but he didn't leave behind his warrior's courage. He remained...
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Transform your life with the four protective meditations taught in Buddhism

Today’s modern world can leave you spinning. Finding time to look inward is challenging with all the external stimuli demanding your attention. However, the human soul cries out for the deeper understanding and peace that only contemplative practices can bring, such as the four protective meditations in Buddhism. By Beth Rush, Editor,...
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2022 Dharma Dates

December 2022 Dharma Dates All All2022 Tara Puja Day Thursday, December 1, 2022 Learn More Medicine Buddha Day Thursday, December 1, 2022 Learn More Padmasambhava Day Tsog Friday, December 3, 2022 Learn More Full Moon Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Learn More Dakini Day Sunday, December 18, 2022 Learn More Dharma Protector Day...
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Vajrasattva as Yidam: the most powerful healing and purification method in Vajrayana Buddhism is also a profound Meditational Deity

Vajrasattva — like all Buddhist deities — defies the notion of ego. Therefore, there is no "who" and there is no "what." It can be said that Vajrasattva, in ultimate reality is no different from any other Buddha. It can be said, in relative reality, that Vajrasattva can purify all our defilements,...
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The Great Way that benefits all sentient beings: motivated from the heart! An introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana means ‘the great way’, which aims to benefit all people and all forms of life. This word comes from one of the ways a person can practice Buddhism. The motivation for their meditation, prayers, ritual, and mantra can be not just for their own sake, but...
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Tara protects us from the eight great external dangers and eight internal obstacles

Why is Buddha Tara so beloved around the world? Is it because she is the Mother of All the Buddhas — the embodiment of wisdom? Or, because she is the swift one — the one who comes to our aid instantly? Is it her role as saviour and her tireless activities in...
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