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Ongoing Shedra

Shedra is a Tibetan word meaning: Buddhist Philosophical University. Although Shedra refers to a course that begins and ends covering one or more texts, the actual word Shedra refers to continuous study and the graduation is when you realize the meaning of the teachings. Realization is a Buddhist term and does not refer to hearing something and then knowing it, or something suddenly clicking in the intellect.

It is significantly more than that. Realization is a totally stable understanding, with no regression or deterioration, once something is realized it remains undiminishible. To fully realize the teachings is to realize emptiness. The realization of emptiness means that the treasure that lives within ourselves blossoms.

This is why the texts continually refer to realization of emptiness, compassion ect.., because realization is how the Lineage is preserved, for the lama who has realized the teachings then guides his students to the same realization. Those students then transmit that realization to the next generation. Buddha Shakyamuni’s Great Realization 2633 years ago has been passed down exactly in this way to the present day.

The three foundations of our Shedra will be Learning, Contemplation and Mediation. These three practices arouse Wisdom. From Learning comes understanding. From Contemplation comes experience and from Meditation Realization will arise. Our aspiration for these seven months, is to form a learning community based on these three principles. Often Buddhist teachings are not give the respect they merit.

Most people give a university education more respect, importance, and fastidious care than Dharma studies because it will determine one’s status in the world, economic power and area of occupation. While all these things are highly important, what all beings truly wish for is happiness itself, and lacking happiness the material gains a university education can provide will not fully satisy or bring peace of mind on their own.

Buddha’s teachings however when treated with respect and given due importance and fastidious care, lead to a true happiness, a realization that is happiness, thourougly stable, unshakeable. For this reason they are of a higher value than mundane subjects. Also, for this reason our respectful request is,

those interested in this Shedra give it the due seriousness these texts, the teacher and the lineage they transmits merits.For more information on any of these I have been sincerely requested Shedra to teach on the important Shantideva text, A Guide To The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

I believe it may be of some benefit to them. This teaching will calm the angered and negative mind. will teach this important and profound text beginning Friday june 3th 2011, 6pm to 8pm, if you wishe contact us’
org call phone 8016839413.Visit the Shedra Calendar to see new announcements
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Kybje Dungse Rinpoche Video

What follows is a commentary to the video. This movie is not like a convential film because of its importance: a great accomplished and omnicient Lama who is a representation of the Buddha provides the commentary. Although this Lama cannot be seen through the phyiscal eyes, he has inmeasurable quailities of love, compassion and power. Even though you may not recognize it, the blessing you are receiving for watching it has merit. A movie such as this cannot ordinarily be found and is very rare. Because of the movie’s great meaning it is recommended to pay close attention while viewing.

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Guru Rinpoche Leaving from Tibet

Buddha Shakyamuni is fully enlightened came to this world truly bringing benefit for all the being like sun shining everywhere. He finally passed away, but he did not have any negative karma because he had full wisdom body. His passing away showed other beings impermanence which was a benefit to them. He left messages for his disciples that My reincarnation Vajrayana lineage holders name is the Glorious Lotus Born, Guru Padmasambhava he is kindly actively giving wisdom teaching Vajrayana to all the beings but unlucky beings do not even hear the name. Watch this movie if you would like to see the good intention and pure perception. Even if you are dumb you will receive blessing. Guru Rinpoche has immeasurable stories. This movie just example leaving from Tibet to pureland lotus light Coppercolor Mountain. Continue reading

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Interview with Kbyje Khyentse Yangse Rinpoche or Reincarnation

As it is said by the Buddha in a tantric teaching, “May all beings who are connected to me, who see me, hear me, touch me or think of me, even though they may not make offerings, offer praise, and so forth, may they quickly attain true and perfect Enlightenment.” If you follow this kind of direction from this great Lama, you will never fall down. This authentic Lama spent many years in retreat and lived a solitary life of practice of good intention for all beings and the lineage. He is a fully realized Dzogchen Master who became very renowned without advertising his qualities.
This teaching, like a mango ripens from the inside out. Whatever you eat of it is delicious. If not authentic lineage or Lama, then mango fruit looks like the outside has ripened but the inside has not. Without authentic lineage teachings or Lama there can be no benefit nor meaning, much like an unripe mango is not good to eat. Such an action would be a waste of time and useless.

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Thirty Pieces of Advice from the Heart

Khenchen Pema Sherab taught on “Thirty Pieces of Advice from the Heart” in Lerab Ling during the All-Mandala retreat, 2009. The recordings contain the teaching in Tibetan with English translation by Gyurmé.

Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche is a disciple of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and other great Nyngima masters. He is current head of the Nyingma Lineage. What does Khenpo mean? In the vinaya tradition it means keeping the monastic vows and providing for other monks; it also designates one great realization, superior training and knowledge in the sutrayana and vajrayana traditions. He is the best living example of a Khenpo in our lineage because of his pure intention and countless disciples that will remain for a long time and benefit countless sentient beings. His quality is like Shariputra–outside pure, inside pure, like a lotus. However you are able to connect with him or his teachings will be most meaningful and bring you many blessings.

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H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Video

All of the great Nyingma lineage masters have inmeasurable quailities but have no desire to advertise themselves or boast. Always pure intention is good samaya, and pure lineage stil life, also pure perception, respect for every one, the pure Buddhist way.
Great master Kaybje Chatral Rinpoche said the mixing of politics and Dharma is like mixing fire and water, they never exist together and would constitute a contradiction.
This is why the Buddha Shakyamuni gave up the activities of his kingdom and became a simple monk.

Kabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said, “If one does not practice and wishes to teach, there is no blessing. It is like an empty glass trying to fill up another empty glass. There is nothing being pored into nothing.” The most important thing is to practice, because if we achieve our realization, anything we do will automatically bring benefits to other beings.

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Short Teachings:

H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche displaying the vitarka mudrā, Teaching, Giving Instruction, Reason, Preaching, Transmission of the Dharma mudra, after a visit to the Sakya Dharma Center, 1976, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA

Three Short Teachings By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: Thoughts and the Mind
Like waves, all the activities of this life have rolled endlessly on, one after the other, yet they have left us feeling empty-handed. Myriads of thoughts have run through our mind, each one giving birth to many more, but what they have done is to increase our confusion and dissatisfaction. Continue reading

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Buddhism Dharama, without ideas of the negative minded.

Without reliance on each of the three vehicles,the vows of individual liberation, of the Bodhisattvas, and of the Mantras-to cut that old tree of the three poison shat stands in the middle of the plain of samsara,How could there be … Continue reading

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A Proper Dharma that Results in Lasting Benefit

Emaho In the heart of a blossoming lotus, upon the waters of the lake, you are the deity who is the spontaneous presence of the five kayas and wisdoms great naturally arisen Pema Yabyum Surrounded by clouds of dakinis- to you I pray grant your blessing so that all our wishes be quickly fulfilled! Continue reading

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Taking Happiness and Suffering Along the Path

Cascading Waterfall of Nectar Homage to the Guru!
I make offerings to the peerless Guru, the torch on the Path of liberation
Visualized upon my head inseparable from the Victorious One born from the elake.
Bless us so that myself and the disciples in my lineage
May find the excellent, unmistaken path!
I shall give you here a little encouragement to practice the supreme Dharma earnestly,
And will do so in three steps, the first of which
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