Monthly Archives: September 2013

Library of Tibetan Classics

The Library of Tibetan Classics is an extraordinary endeavor. The collection will eventually include thirty-two volumes, many of which include multiple unique texts. The translations range from core works by eminent masters of the major Tibetan Buddhist lineages, to the … Continue reading

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Homage to the Natural State

Homage to the natural state. the spontaneous manifestations of freedom and bondage spring fourth from the primordial purity of the five elements whose nature is the five wisdoms. The three vajras of sentient beings, present from the beginning come fourth … Continue reading

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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche’s Final Words of Advice

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche was a truly extraordinary teacher who touched the lives of countless beings. His friends and students at Vajrayana Foundation have released a translation of Rinpoche’s final words of advice that he hand wrote before passing away this … Continue reading

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What is a Buddhist?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about what is and is not a Buddhist. Much of that discussion has been inspired by the recent shootings committed by Aaron Alexis in Washington D.C.. The responses have been quite polarized, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasury of Precious Qualities

Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa falls into the literary and teaching category of Lam Rim, the most famous of which is the Lam Rim Chenmo of Je Tsongkhapa. Tsongkhapa’s Lam Rim is so famous in fact that many … Continue reading

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Song of Advice for Giving Up Meat

I was a vegetarian for years. Strict, rigid, and quite high on myself and low on those who ate meat. To put it simply, I was a fanatic. Much to the benefit of myself (and those around me) my attitude … Continue reading

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Buddhist Teachings in Flagstaff

On October 5th and 6th one of the local Flagstaff sanghas will be hosting their teacher here in town. Katog Jampel Sungling and their teacher Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche will be offering teachings the 3rd Dodrupchen, Jigme Tenpe Nyimas short … Continue reading

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