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Guanyin. Guanyin or Guan Yin (/ˌɡwɑːnˈjɪn/[1]) is an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated by Mahayana Buddhists and followers of Chinese folk religions. Also known as the "Goddess of Mercy" in English. The Chinese name Guanyin, short for Guanshiyin, means "[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World".[2] Several large temples in East Asia are dedicated to Guanyin including Shitennō-ji, Sensō-ji, Kiyomizu-dera and Sanjūsangen-dō as well as Shaolin. Guanyin is beloved by all Buddhist traditions in a non-denominational way and found in most Tibetan temples under the name Chenrezig, and found in some influential Theravada temples such as Gangaramaya and Kelaniya of Sri Lanka. Statues are a widely depicted subject of Asian art and found in the Asian art sections of most museums in the world.

Etymology[edit] Avalokitasvara[edit] Guānyīn is a translation from the Sanskrit Avalokitasvara or Avalokiteśvara, referring to the Mahāyāna bodhisattva of the same name. Legends[edit] 13th Dalai Lama. Thubten Gyatso (Tibetan: ཐུབ་བསྟན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wylie: Thub Bstan Rgya Mtsho; 12 February 1876 – 17 December 1933) was the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet.[1] In 1878 he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. He was escorted to Lhasa and given his pre-novice vows by the Panchen Lama, Tenpai Wangchuk, and named "Ngawang Lobsang Thupten Gyatso Jigdral Chokley Namgyal".

In 1879 he was enthroned at the Potala Palace, but did not assume political power until 1895,[2] after he had reached his maturity. Thubten Gyatso was an intelligent reformer who proved himself a skillful politician when Tibet became a pawn in The Great Game between the Russian Empire and the British Empire. He was responsible for countering the British expedition to Tibet, restoring discipline in monastic life, and increasing the number of lay officials to avoid excessive power being placed in the hands of the monks.

Family[edit] Contact with Agvan Dorzhiev[edit] Retreat of the 13th Dalai Lama, Nechung, Tibet C.G.E. [edit] Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/[1][2] is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism,[3] the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism[4] founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. The Dalai Lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed[1] to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara,[2] the Bodhisattva of Compassion,[5] called Chenrezig in Tibetan.[6] The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" (being the translation of the Tibetan name, 'Gyatso')[7] and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor".

The Tibetan word "lama" corresponds to the better known Sanskrit word "guru".[8] From 1642 until the 1950s (except for 1705 to 1750), the Dalai Lamas or their regents headed the Tibetan government or Ganden Phodrang which governed all or most of the Tibetan plateau from Lhasa with varying degrees of autonomy. History[edit] Origins in myth and legend[edit] 1st Dalai Lama[edit] Seven Years in Tibet. The book covers the escape of Harrer and his companion, Peter Aufschnaiter, from a British internment camp in India. Harrer and Aufschnaiter then traveled across Tibet to Lhasa, the capital.

Here they spent several years, and Harrer describes the contemporary Tibetan culture in detail. Harrer subsequently became a tutor and friend of the 14th Dalai Lama. Seven Years in Tibet was translated into 53 languages, became a bestseller in the United States in 1954, and sold three million copies.[1] Endorsement[edit] Films[edit] Song[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Martin, Douglas Martin (January 10, 2006). External links[edit] "Book Review: Seven Years in Tibet". Crushed by the Wheel of Time. Dayananda:"O the great Supreme, in every type of body, either in the heavenly planet or in the hellish planet, there are pleasing and not pleasing circumstances on account of combination and separation. But both of them are very, very regrettable position, as if burning in the fire.

Although there are many remedial measures to get out of the miserable condition of life, but in the material world any such counteraction is more miserable than the miserable condition itself. The only remedial measure, I think, therefore, is to be engaged in Your service. Kindly instruct me in that way. " Prabhupada: yasmat priya apriya-viyoga-samyoga-janma-sokagnina sakala-yonisu dahyamanahduhkhausadham tad api duhkham atad-dhiyahambhuman bhramami vada me tava dasya-yogam [SB 7.9.16] Prahlada Maharaja, previous verse, he said, "I am very much afraid of this material existential condition, duhkhalayam asasvatam [Bg. 8.15]. So yasmat priyapriya-viyoga-samyoga-janma. So we can try to counteract. Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation - Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, Bkra-śis-rnam-rgyal (Dwags-po Paṇ-chen), Lobsang P Lhalungpa.

Mahāmudrā: The Quintessence of Mind and Meditation - Bkra-śis-rnam-rgyal (Dwags-po Paṇ-chen), Takpo Tashi Namgyal, Lobsang Phuntshok Lhalungpa. Shambala. Dukkha. For the Egyptian food, see Dukka. Dukkha (Pāli; Sanskrit: duḥkha; Tibetan: སྡུག་བསྔལ་ sdug bsngal, pr. "duk-ngel") is a Buddhist term commonly translated as "suffering", "anxiety", "stress", or "unsatisfactoriness". [a] The principle of dukkha is one of the most important concepts in the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha is reputed to have said: "I have taught one thing and one thing only, dukkha and the cessation of dukkha.

" The classic formulation of these teachings on dukkha is the doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, in which the Truth of Dukkha (Pali: dukkha saccã; Sanskrit: duḥkha-satya) is identified as the first of the four truths. Dukkha is commonly explained according to three different categories: The Buddhist tradition emphasizes the importance of developing insight into the nature of dukkha, the conditions that cause it, and how it can be overcome. §Centrality to Buddhist thought[edit] The principle of dukkha is one of the most important concepts in the Buddhist tradition. The Buddhist Society: The Middle Way. The Middle Way, the Society's substantial quarterly journal, contains articles by noted Buddhist teachers and scholars on various aspects of Buddhist theory, practice, history, etc., as well as other material of ancillary interest. It is fully illustrated, with a photographic centre-spread on art paper. Each issue also includes book reviews, the Society's programme for the forthcoming quarter and Buddhist news from the Society, Great Britain and from around the world.

The Middle Way is published in May, August, November and February. Volume numbers and indices begin with the May issue, the official month of the Buddhist New Year. The Middle Way is sent automatically and free of charge to all paid-up members of the Society. If you wish, you can subscribe to The Middle Way without becoming a member of the Society.

Click here for subscription form The rates are (PA): UK - £20Europe - E30 /£25Outside Europe - £25 Below is a sample from The Middle Way Vol 87 No.3 Instructions. What is Enlightenment and What does It Matter Anyway? Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters! Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. Like what you're reading? The last words of the Buddha. The Buddha Center » True Buddhism in Virtual Reality Second Life.


Three poisons (Buddhism) The three poisons are represented in the center of the wheel of life as a pig, a bird, and a snake. Jeffrey Hopkins states: [It is] ignorance that drives the entire process... [Ignorance] isn't just an inability to apprehend the truth but an active misapprehension of the status of oneself and all other objects—one's own mind or body, other people, and so forth. It is the conception or assumption that phenomena exist in a far more concrete way than they actually do. Based on this misapprehension of the status of persons and things, we are drawn into afflictive desire and hatred [i.e. attachment and aversion]... Ringu Tulku states: In the Buddhist sense, ignorance is equivalent to the identification of a self as being separate from everything else. From this identification stems the dualistic view, since once there is an "I," there are also "others. " On the one hand there are those things that seem to threaten or undermine us.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche states: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche states: Shambhala Training. Shambhala Training is a secular approach to meditation developed by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa and his students.[1][2] It is based on what Trungpa calls Shambhala Vision, which sees enlightened society as not purely mythical, but as realizable by people of all faiths through practices of mindfulness/awareness, non-aggression, and sacred outlook.[3] He writes: The Shambhala Training teachings cover art, society, and politics and the goal of creating an enlightened society.

That goal is presented as not solely a social and political process, but one requiring individuals to develop an awareness of the basic goodness and inherent dignity of themselves, of others, and of the everyday details of the world around them. This is facilitated by cultivating gentleness and bravery.[5] Shambhala Training is currently administered worldwide by Shambhala International. The Satdharma community offers a comparable "Shambhala Education" course of training in Ojai, California.[6] Three poisons (Buddhism) Buddhist vegetarianism. In Buddhism, the views on vegetarianism vary between different schools of thought. According to Theravada, the Buddha allowed his monks to eat pork, chicken and beef if the monk was aware that the animal was not killed on their behalf. Theravada also believes that the Buddha allowed the monks to choose a vegetarian diet, but only prohibited them from eating human, elephant, horse, dog, cat, lion, tiger, bear, leopard, and slug flesh.[1] According to Theravada, the Buddha did not prohibit any kind of meat-eating for his lay followers.

In Vajrayana, the act of eating meat is not always prohibited. The Mahayana schools generally recommend a vegetarian diet, for some believe that the Buddha insisted that his followers should not eat the flesh of any sentient being.[2] Monks of the Mahayana traditions that follow the Brama Net Sutra are forbidden by their vows from eating flesh of any kind. Views of different schools[edit] Theravada View[edit] Mahayana view[edit] Theravada[edit] Mahayana[edit] Bodhisattva. Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra. Overview of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism : Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa. <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<! --'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Please see your browser settings for this feature.

</div> Overview of Buddhist Tantra Overview of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism Ven. Ven. A must hear for those seeking to gain an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana (Tantra). This audio is part of the collection: Tse Chen Ling Buddhist LecturesIt also belongs to collection: Spirituality & Religion Artist/Composer: Ven. Creative Commons license: Public Domain Notes For further information, please visit Individual Files Be the first to write a review Downloaded 1,635 times Reviews. Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers - Patricia Q Campbell. Ben Serviss's Blog - In Search of Meditative Games.

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. This article originally appeared on Fun in games is under attack. OK, maybe not under attack, but it’s definitely getting elbowed in the ribs. David Cage wants to see the industry using mature themes to deliver games with intent; Jane McGonigal wants to add 10 years to your life through play; and Frank Lantz, in his introduction at NYU’s Global Game Jam site in January, encouraged developers to instead focus on creating joy, stating that “fun is overrated.”

But there’s another intention that some games have been exploring off and on for years, something you can see glimpses of beneath the zoned-out zombie stare that comes from any hours-long play session: meditation. The usefulness of this kind of meditation cannot be overestimated in arriving at conclusions to tough problems. Signs of progress in meditation. If you’re here because you’re having odd experiences in meditation, like swirling lights or your body feeling odd, I’d suggest the post I wrote on “Odd experiences in meditation.”

When you’re new to meditation you often need some reassurance that you’re on the right path. Often it’s hard to tell whether you are making progress or not. I emphasized earlier that one of the things that will help you to stick with your meditation practice is the ability to notice and appreciate small changes. So here are some of the small changes that you might want to watch out for. Other people noticing that you are changing. One of the main signs of progress in meditation, though, is being more relaxed about making progress. Also, not all changes are noticeable in the short term. Buddhist Geeks | Discover the Emerging Face(s) of Buddhism.