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Feed the Birds - FPMT. What Is Emptiness? — Study Buddhism. Voidness (Skt. shunyata), more commonly known as “emptiness” in English, is one of the main insights of Buddha.

What Is Emptiness? — Study Buddhism

Buddha realized that the deepest source of everyone’s problems in life is their confusion about how they, others and everything exists. Their minds project impossible ways of existing onto everything. Unaware that what they project does not correspond to reality, people create problems and sufferings for themselves out of ignorance. For example, if we project on ourselves that we are losers and no matter what we do, we will never succeed in life, then not only do we become depressed with low self-esteem, but lacking self-confidence, we might even give up trying to improve our lot. We resign ourselves to a lowly position in life.

Voidness means a total absence, an absence of an actual way of existing that corresponds to what we instinctively project. Global Buddhist Television Network. The Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center: Community Outreach. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Year of the Fire Monkey Greeting by DJKR « Khyentse Foundation. Dear Friends, Rinpoche composed a message for the global SI/KF community on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the year of the male fire monkey.

Year of the Fire Monkey Greeting by DJKR « Khyentse Foundation

We are grateful to have such a compassionate and wise guide leading us to liberation. May all be auspicious. With best wishes for the new year, The KF and SI Team Let Us Remember: A Message from Rinpoche Greetings to all who are celebrating the Monkey New Year, Let us trust the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, and let us trust the law of cause, condition, and effect. Let us be kind and considerate.

Let us be generous, not just with money or diamonds but with our time and space and information. Negi Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen – A preliminary account of the life of a modern Buddhist saint by Thierry Dodin. Thierry Dodin Institute of Central Asian Studies, Bonn University Summary Negi Lama (1894–1977) of Kinnaur, though never a monk, was one of the foremost Buddhist scholars of his time.

Negi Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen – A preliminary account of the life of a modern Buddhist saint by Thierry Dodin

After mastering classical Tibetan so as to understand fully the classical philosophic texts, he went to Tashilhunpo and Lhasa, receiving teaching there and himself teaching Tibetan grammar. Professional jealousy drove him to Khams where he spent 19 years, partly at the royal court, mostly at successive monasteries and yogins’ retreats, studying in libraries and gathering tantric initiations. He then returned to Varanasi in India to learn Sanskrit, the original language of Buddhist philosophy.

Tenzin Gyaltsen (bstan 'dzin rgyal mtshan), also known under various other names like Kunu (khu nu) Rinpoche, Kunu Lama and Negi Lama (ne gi bla ma) © Rigpa Wiki – Noncommercial 3.0 License. Dalai lama calls him the Shantideva of our time. Published on: Comments: H.H the XIV Dalai lama was 21 years old when he first met Khunu lama briefly in 1956, on the 2500th anniversary of Buddha Jayanti in India.

Dalai lama calls him the Shantideva of our time

Khunu lama was already 62 years old. Taking Refuge. Oct 28 Wednesday Dharma Teachings Taking Refuge 4 Comments October 28, 2015 – 12:36 am | Permalink | Dharma Teachingby Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Tibetan word for refuge is chup, “to be protected by.”

Taking Refuge

Prison Mindfulness Institute. The Dalai Lama on his own mindfulness practice. Death and Dying: Heart Advice and Practices - FPMT. Heart Advice for Death and Dying Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given extensive advice on preparing for death and caring for others at the time of death.

Death and Dying: Heart Advice and Practices - FPMT

Heart Practices for Death and Dying These are Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Heart Practices to perform when someone is dying or has died. The Medicine Buddha Puja and 8 Prayers are included here as downloads, as these are the most essential practices to do. The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide. The Third Amchok, Jamyang Khyenrab Gyatso - The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. The Third Amchok, Jamyang Khyenrab Gyatso (a mchog 03 'jam dbyangs mkhyen rab rgya mtsho) was born in 1847, the earth-bird year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle in Choktse (cog rtse), Gyelrong.

The Third Amchok, Jamyang Khyenrab Gyatso - The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters

His father was Sonam Norbu (bsod nams nor bu) and his mother was Puntsok Kyi (phun tshogs skyid). At around the age of three he was recognized by the Third Jamyang Zhepa, Tubten Jigme Gyatso ('jam dbyangs bzhad pa 03 thub bstan 'jigs med rgya mtsho), as the reincarnation of the Second Amchok, Konchok Tenpai Gyeltsen (a mchog 02 dkon mchog bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1783-1848); the line was started with Sonam Chophel (bsod nams chos phel, d.u.), who earned his title, Amchok Lama, from the palace of the King of Amchok, into which he was born. Compassion in Action: Kuten La on Dolgyal Shugden.

Venerable Nechung Kuten, Thupten Ngodrup Medium of the State Oracle of Tibet (Excerpt from notes) There are seven billion people in the world and many other creatures.

Compassion in Action: Kuten La on Dolgyal Shugden

Compared with the other creatures, the human population is a minority. The Central Philosophy of Tibet : Prof. Robert Thurman. Pearl of Wisdom Book II. Pearl of Wisdom Book I. Kalacharkra Mandala in 3D view. Khadro-la: Teaching at Tushita March 9th 2014 - opening prayers. The Central Philosophy of Tibet : Prof. Robert Thurman. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. His Holiness the Dalai Lama: 2008 Stages of the Path teachings on YouTube. His Holiness’s six day teaching on the Lam Rim at Lehigh University in 2008 was truly memorable in its depth and extent.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: 2008 Stages of the Path teachings on YouTube

More than an oral transmission, His Holiness conveyed the essence of the Lam Rim teachings with his characteristic wisdom and grace. He taught extensively in English with support from his superb translator, Geshe Thubten Jinpa. Nowadays it’s rare for His Holiness to give such a long teaching. These recordings are an extraordinary treasure. HHDL NYC - English on Livestream. Teachings « Tushita Meditation Centre.