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Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend

Nagarjuna’s letter of advice to a king, outlining the main points of the Mahayana Buddhist path. [audio src="http://welcomingbuddhist.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/NagarjunaLetterToFriend.mp3"]
Teaching given by Lama Osel on June 12, 2012.

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Uncommon Philosophy and Meditation – Nagarjuna’s Letters.

Beginning Wednesday, September 18 through Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 – 6p.m. to 8 p.m.
Highland High School, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nagarjuna is a seventh century Buddhist enlightened master. Through his letters to a king, he gives a useful explanation of how to keep positive good discipline as a human being. As human beings, we have more potential for intelligence than other animals, but we are using this intelligence in the wrong way. As sentient beings, we have many obstacles coming from identification with ones ego mind. How can we deal with this? Through Buddhist meditation we can resolve all of these problems by practicing love and compassion without empty meditation. Continue reading

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Science of Meditation

Two recent interviews with Matthieu Ricard and Richard Davidson suggest that there is scientific evidence of the benefits of meditation. The interview with Matthieu Ricard, The Happiest Man in the World, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

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Generating Faith In The Dharma

Lopon Osel Gyurme speaks on generating faith in the Dharma at the Indiana Buddhist Center. Translation is done by Tenam Namgyal. This is an audio recording and is available free. Continue reading

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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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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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Kybje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one the five immediate reembodiments of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, was born in 1910 as the fourth son of the Dilgo family, which traced its descent from the great ninth century king of Tibet, Trisong Detsen. The family home, his birthplace, was in the valley of Denkhok in Kham the easternmost of Tibet’s four main provinces. Kham was made up of many small kingdoms,
of which the largest and most influential was Derge. Khyentse Rinpoche’s grandfather, Tashi Tsering, and later his father, were both ministers to the king of Derge.
Khyentse Rinpoche’s elder brother had been recognized as the incarnation of Sangye Nyenpa, a great teacher whose seat was Benchen. Despite being very religious, his father was not happy at all, because his first son was already a monk and he had no wish to let all the others embrace the monastic life. Continue reading

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Interview with Kyabje Khyentse Rinpoche

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the leading masters of the pith instructions of Dzogchen (the Great Perfection), one of the principal holders of the Nyingmapa Lineage, and one of the greatest exemplars of the non sectarian tradition in modern Tibetan Buddhism. He was a scholar, sage and poet,and the teacher of many important leaders of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He passed away on September 27, 1991, in Thiumphu, Bhutan. Continue reading

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The right and wrong teacher

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Excerpts from The Vase of Amrita by Dzatrul Ngawang Tendzin Norbu, the Wrong teacher The Inner Tantra (nang rgyud) says: Ignorant and proud, Lacking in intelligence he teaches mere words;

He cuts down others with disparaging statements; With little learning and a lot of arrogance He is at true evil for the disciple who fails to recognize such a teacher. Such a teacher does not have even a single one of the many good qualities that are born from listening and meditating. Nevertheless, because he belongs to a good family he claims: “I am the son of so and so,” and, like a Brahmin, conceitedly wraps himself in his noble ancestry. Although he is no different from any ordinary person,

he acts as if he were on the same footing as the great siddhas of the past. When he has done a little study and practice, he puffs up with self-infatuation as soon as others show him some marks of respect. He is so full of pride, so stupid, and arrogant, that he cannot see the qualities of great beings. He is irascible and jealous, and the cord of love and compassion in him is broken. Continue reading

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How to Respect the Three Jewels and How to Keep the Refuge Vow

Part 1: An important message from Buddhist teachings

Buddhist Dharma student you will eventually accomplish Buddhahood even though you may initially misinterpret the teachings.

You may think that Dharma books and other kinds of books are the same, but they are not. Their meaning is different because they were not written by a Buddha or Bodhisattva. Also, other kinds of books offer only temporary support. They should not be respected in the same way, but merely studied. Whoever wrote them may be very intelligent, but that is not necessarily a Buddha or Bodhisattva.

Like our heart, the most vital organ in our bodies, the Dharma is the most vital part of our soul. It illuminates our darkness and purifies our ignorance. The meaning of Dharma is the wisdom of Buddha. Any other kind of book does not have the power to lead you to Enlightenment. Rather they will lead you to activities of samsara.

One sutra says, “‘in degenerated times I will manifest in a form of a Letter. Whoever respects faithfully will be liberated from samsara. If there is no understanding about this, then the Buddhist Dharma texts will be not respected and cannot bring blessings, and then even those who have already received the refuge vow will be breaking vows. But people do not know this, so this message is very important. I’m sending this message because people everywhere consider Dharma books as equal to regular books. Continue reading

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