Prayer Wheels — “Mindful meritorious, mantra wheels” — Holy Land Prayer Wheels, guided by advice from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

Responding to a question in Sutra from Shariputra, Buddha taught: “For those who turn the prayer wheel… during the times of the great festivals, but also daily, it is like the continuous flow of an unobstructed river. For ...

“Mind Jewel” Green Tara – a Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Chittamani Tara (Cittamani)

"Tara is the mother of all the Buddhas; when you practice Tara you become closer to Tara; you feel her motherly love. If Tara is good enough to be the mother of all the Buddhas, then she can ...

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

Among the best known — and yet most mysterious — practices in Tibetan Buddhism is the kindness Metta meditation known as Tonglen. Described as a Bodhichitta practice, "a wonderful practice!", Venerable Zasep Rinpoche teaches why it is important, ...

Subtle body as the path to Enlightenment and lighting the inner fire— the five chakras, three channels and two drops of Tantric Buddhism and their practice

"In my teaching I emphasize that Enlightenment is found in the body. This draws on Dzogchen, where you are told that when you put your awareness in the body in the right way, you encounter your awakened state. ...

21 Taras in the Narjuna, Atisha and Nyingma lineages: a profound, powerful, precise, pleasing daily practice

Tara practice is among the most beautiful and inspiring practices in Mahayana Buddhism, but — why are there so many Taras? In every Mahayana tradition, there are many aspects or emanations of Tara — seemingly one for every ...

21 Mother Taras — the unlimited forms of compassionate activity with mantras and visualizations

Why are there so many forms of Tara? Why is the glorious saviour Bodhisattva Tara so diversified in appearance: peaceful, powerful, attractive, wrathful, and whirling with activity? Why isn’t Tara seen as a serene, meditating Buddha? How can ...

What are the ten benefits of Vajrayogini practice? Why is her practice recommended in our busy, terrifying times?

Why do many Buddhist teachers describe Vajrayogini as the one practice for our busy, hectic, terrifying times which can lead us, in one lifetime, to Enlightenment? Why is Vajrayogini the Sarva Buddha Dakini — the Dakini who is ...

The Hero’s Journey — is imagination the path to Enlightenment? Can truth be discerned with creativity? Why visionary Buddhism is about “practice” rather than “study”

Buddha taught abhutaparikalpo’sti, which translates as something like “unreal imagination exists.”[1] Buddha said, "All teachings are preceded by imagination." This is why both Buddha and Jesus taught in parables — bridging imagination with intellect. It is also why ...

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. ...

Three Principal Paths — the peerless path of Renunciation, Bodhichitta, Shunyata

The peerless teaching in Mahayana Buddhism is collectively known as the Three Principal Paths. These three are Renunciation, Bodhichitta and Shunyata. Together, they represent the most important teachings. Inevitably, all teachings begin — and later reinforce over-and over ...

An Introduction to Mantra: Great River of Compassion — by Jason Espada

Avalokiteshvara, help me to say this rightly, for all who could benefit from it. By Jason Espada From "Writing, music, and spoken word by Jason Espada" For other wonderful features on Buddha Weekly by Jason Espada, see>> Mantra ...

Long-Life Buddha Uṣṇīṣavijayā — Victorious Crown Ushnisha Vijaya and Her Dharani create the conditions for longevity, good health and auspiciousness

Ushnisha Vijaya, also known as Namgyelma in Tibetan, is one of the most beloved and widely practiced buddhas in Vajrayana Buddhism. She represents the epitome of physical health, vitality, and longevity and her practices are highly recommended for ...
Translate »
Scroll to Top