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Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa - Rigpa Wiki Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa - Rigpa Wiki From Rigpa Wiki Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (Tib. ཙོང་ཁ་པ་བློ་བཟང་གྲགས་པ་, Wyl. tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa) (1357-1419) — the founder of the Gelug school. As a young man he distinguished himself through his study and his intellect. The last thirty years of his life were dedicated to teaching, writing, founding monasteries and other activities that greatly contributed to the revitalization of Buddhism in Tibet.
Je Tsongkhapa Je Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa) in the fifth vision of Khedrub Jey (mkhas ’grub) Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), (Tsong-kha), referring to his birthplace in Tsongkha, Amdo; literally translating as Onion Valley with (Pa), meaning man, together is often misinterpreted to mean the 'Man from Onion Valley," however according to Tibetologist Glenn H. Mullin, Tsongkhapa as a proper name, was likely never intended to be literally translated, was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Geluk school. He is also known by his ordained name Lobsang Drakpa (blo bzang grags pa) or simply as Je Rinpoche (rje rin po che). Je Tsongkhapa
Daily Lamrim Daily Lamrim The purpose of this meditation was to contemplate the fact that everything we see and experience is a product of our karma, including our death and our future lives. I made the appropriate preparations for meditation and then started by reminding myself that although everything around me looks solid, real and independent from myself, nothing could be further from the truth. Despite appearances, everything that appears to me depends upon my mind and my karma. When I experience a pleasant situation, I am actually experiencing the ripening of positive karmic imprints. When I experience an unpleasant situation, I am actually experiencing the ripening of negative karmic imprints.
A Brief Teaching on Refuge His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa at Tilokpur Notes from a participant Full Ordination of Women in Tibetan Buddhism His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama An Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 21, 2007 Every Physical Touch H.H. Dalai Lama XIV visits Washington D.C. homeless shelter in October 2007 Ground, Path and Fruition His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche The Buddha Nature His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche The Three Roots His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Wisdom of Meditation His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Calling the Lama from Afar His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Root Lama H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche Four Seals of Mahamudra H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche The Six Paramitas H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche Introduction to Chö H.E. Assorted Teachings Assorted Teachings
Buddhist Ebooks I'm a computer geek and an avid reader of ebooks. I understand the criticisms that many have of whether you "own" an ebook or not and I certainly don't like digital rights management (DRM) combined with ebooks. That said, I also own more than 8,000 physical books. Buddhist Ebooks
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Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external circumstances. If our mind is pure and peaceful we shall be happy, regardless of our external conditions, but if it is impure and unpeaceful we shall never find happiness, no matter how much we try to change our external circumstances. Meditation enables us to cultivate those states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being, and eradicate those that are not. To meditate successfully we first need to listen to authentic teachings from a qualified Meditation Teacher and study qualified meditation books. Through study and meditation we develop three types of wisdom: Wisdom arisen from listeningWisdom arisen from contemplatingWisdom arisen from meditation NKT - Buddhist Practices NKT - Buddhist Practices
NKT - The Foundation Program (FP) The purpose of the Foundation Program is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. Five subjects The program comprises the following five subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: 1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune 2. NKT - The Foundation Program (FP)
NKT - Glossary of Buddhist Terms NKT - Glossary of Buddhist Terms © Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and Tharpa Publications This Master Glossary is provisional. It is not to be used for anything other than translation or private study, and it is not to be reproduced in any form or in any language without permission from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and Tharpa Publications. Where any of the terms in the glossary are explained extensively in Geshe Kelsang’s other books, this is indicated in the glossary entry. Select a letter from the list below to find terms.
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Om Mani Padme Hum: The Meaning of the Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism Glimpsing a Few More Facets of the Mantra There are many ways to understand the meaning of the mantra. Here are a few of them: The Transformation of Speech [An excerpt from The Dharma, by Kalu Rinpoche, from a chapter on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa. ]

Om Mani Padme Hum: The Meaning of the Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism

The Four Noble Truths represent the core of the teachings of the Buddha, and are as follows: The First Noble Truth - dissatisfaction and suffering exist and are universally experienced. The Second Noble Truth - Desire and attachment are the causes of dissatisfaction and suffering. The Third Noble Truth - There is an end to dissatisfaction and suffering. The Fourth Noble Truth - The end can be attained by journeying on the Noble Eight-fold Path. THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH: Right Understanding, Right Thinking, Right Speech, Right Attitude, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration. FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS


BUDDHIST - A to Z Glossary Notes: This glossary was compiled from glossaries found in different English books on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and edited by the webmaster. Definitions and synonyms may differ in the various Buddhist traditions. * : unpreferred term or term with incorrect connotation (Skt): Sanskrit (Tib): Tibetan A glossary with numbers (like "2 TRUTHS") can be found here. A very extensive Buddhist Glossary can be found here on the Web. ABHIDHARMA: Third part of the TRIPITAKA collection of Buddhist scriptures. ABHIDHARMAKOSHA: Buddhist classic written by Vasubandhu; the earliest attempt at a systematic representation of Buddhist philosophy, psychology and cosmology.