“Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we’ve utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially this amazing human brain, I think every minute is something precious. Our day-to-day existence is very much alive with hope, although there is no guarantee of our future. There is no guarantee that tomorrow .
Love, kindness, compassion, and tolerance are qualities common to all the great religions, and whether or not we follow any particular religious tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone. What is Love? Everyone is struggling to know what is the true meaning of Love. Love is the natural state. It does not come and go. It is the ever-present baseline, the only truth, but it is only known when nothing disturbs .
For 2,500 years Buddhists have considered with awe the achievement of Siddhartha Gautama. What induces such tremendous respect in them is not just that he gained Enlightenment, but that he did so without a teacher. Contemplating the difficulties that the Buddha had to overcome has given Buddhism a very great appreciation of the value of a spiritual teacher. As Buddhism developed, and the three yanas unfolded, the role and significance of the spiritual teacher .
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was a unique figure in the recent history of Buddhism. Along with Chogyam Trungpa, he founded Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West. When Trungpa Rinpoche left for America it was Akong Rinpoche who oversaw the construction of the temple and monastic complex at Samye Ling which has grown into one of the foremost Centres of Buddhist study and practice in Europe. Early Life .
Tibetan Buddhism has such a unifying symbol, known variously as a Refuge assembly, Field of Merit, or Refuge Tree. It is known as a Refuge assembly because it is a visualized gathering of figures representing the three Refuges. It is known as a Field of Merit because by visualizing a great array of Enlightened figures and then making offerings to them, and by performing other skillful actions, such as committing oneself to the Bodhisattva .
Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana is a renowned Indian master who went to Tibet in 1042 to help in the revival of Buddhism and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text. Pala Empire The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century. Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, “protector”. Atisha is a Buddhist teacher from the Pala .
Bhaisajyaguru Buddha, one of the three, one of the three foremost Buddhas of the Chinese Pantheon, is a Buddha of the past era. Master of Healing He is known as Yao Shih Fwo. Better known to the people like the Buddha of Medicine or the Master of Healing, he is dear to the hearts of many, for they have indeed received his blessings in the forms of miraculous cures from all kinds of illness. The title .
“Buddha” is a Sanskrit word that means “fully awakened.” It refers not only to Shakyamuni, or Gautama, the founder of the teachings that came to be known as Buddhism. A powerful way to discover our own buddha-nature is to open ourselves to the external Buddha. With continual practice, our ordinary self-image gradually falls away and We learn instead to identify with our innate wisdom and compassion: our own Buddhahood. Before starting the meditation place .
Avalokiteshvara is said to embody love, kindness, and compassion for all beings. It is believed that Avalokiteshvara as vowing to never rest until he had freed all sentient beings from samsara. Mantra of Avalokiteshvara “Om Mani Padme Hum” 108 Manifestation of Avalokiteshvara Mojaghanjabala Lokeshvara Pupala Lokeshvara Unnauti Lokeshvara Vrsnacana Lokeshvara Brahmadanda Lokeshvara Acata Lokeshvara Mahavajrasattva Lokeshvara Visvahana Lokeshvara Sakyabuddha Lokeshvara Santasi Lokeshvara Yamadanda Lokeshvara Vajrosnisa Lokeshvara Vajrahuntika Lokeshvara Jnanadhatu Lokeshvara Karandavyuha Lokeshvara Sarvanivaranaviskambhi Lokeshvara Sarvasokatamonirghata Lokeshvara Pratibhanakakuta Lokeshvara .
Mother Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Since she is a wisdom Buddha, and since she is a manifestation of the completely purified wind element, Tara is able to help us very quickly. Tara is our common mother, our Holy Mother. When we are young we turn to our worldly mother for help. She protects us from immediate dangers, provides us with .