Buddha Weekly’s beautifully illustrated 2018 practice calendar – with full thangkas of Buddhas from renowned artist Jampay Dorje – is now available (no cost for download), in time for Lunar new year: featuring Holy days, Tsog and lunar practice dates

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By popular demand, our volunteers decided to produce a gorgeous practice calendar with important practice dates — as a downloadable and printable PDF — with each month featuring a different Buddhist deity illustrated by Jampay Dorje: Shakyamuni Buddha, Manushri, White Tara, Green Tara, Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig), Vajrasattva, Vajradhara, Samantabhadra-Samantabhadri, Lama Tsongkahapa and others. By necessity, many…

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Amitabha Buddha of Infinite Light: what’s in a name? His merits are so vast, the very name of Amitabha is a practice — and synonymous with compassion and happiness

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“Manifesting himself everywhere, the Buddha of Bliss is infinite, boundless, limitless, unceasing, and of a spiritual nature.” ­— Acvaghosha “Discourse on the Awakening of Faith” “Namo Amitabha” is a praise chanted in different forms by millions — as a complete practice in itself. He is best known as the Buddha of Compassion. Sometimes he is…

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

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Green Tara “is one of the most popular devotional and meditational deities, honored all around the world, practiced by all schools of Vajrayana Buddhism, many Mahayana Buddhists, Hindus, and others. She is so popular, she is called “Mama Tara”—and She never takes Herself seriously. She’s a daily good friend, ready helper, saving hero, precious guide.”…

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

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The benefits of the powerful Migtsema prayer or mantra is well-documented by many great teachers of the Gelug lineage — including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.E. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Its beauty and simplicity and benefits are near-legendary. For busy people, Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice is particularly efficacious, as it combines three major practices…

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

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The profound essence of Buddha Nature and Emptiness is beautifully expressed in the Heart Sutra Mantra, magnificently chanted by Yoko Dharma with video visualizations. [Full Heart Sutra text below video in English.] Watch this Buddha Weekly video here: Om Gate Gate Paragate Para Samgate Bodhi Soha   For a wonderful commentary on Heart Sutra by…

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Illness and Cancer Advice: Video, Buddhist Teachers Answer — — Advice for students with aggressive illnesses such as cancer, supportive practices Medicine Buddha and Black Manjushri (with full Medicine Buddha Sutra)

Thirteenth Zasep Tulku, Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, an Internationally Respected Teacher, in Toronto June 8-18

In the fifth in a new video series, “Advice from the Teachers”, the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Gaden for the West Centres, answers a students question: “What advice would you give to a student who needs supportive practices for healing, especially for agressive illnesses such as cancer?” Rinpoche speaks of important…

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Heart Sutra: Why it’s My Favorite Sutra

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“Form is empty; emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness. Likewise, feeling, discrimination, compositional factors and consciousness are empty.” TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA By Guest Contributor James Porr   Anita Mui, much beloved, sings Heart Sutra. Anita, has since passed away:  …

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Submit Your Topic for “What the Teachers Say” — Buddha Weekly Special Series: At Least Five Teachers Comment

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In the past, we’ve featured the opinions and views of diverse teachers on important topics: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Alexander Berzin, Ribur Rinpoche, Lama Japa Thaye, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Venerable Choje Lama Phunstock, Gelek Rinpoche, and many others. Do you have a topic or teacher you’d like to propose we cover? Please use…

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