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This chapter is from the Dalai Lama’s new book, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.2. Refuge in the Three Jewels
All Buddhist traditions agree that taking refuge in the Three Jewels is the demarcation of becoming a Buddhist. While people may take refuge in the Three Jewels for a variety of reasons, stable...read more »
This chapter is from the Dalai Lama’s new book, ...read more »
In honor of our new book, Zen Cancer Wisdom, we are sharing words of wisdom on sickness, caregiving, and health. This week's morsel comes from Medicine and Compassion by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and David Schlim, MD. In this book, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of...read more »
In the Dependent Origination Sutra Buddha states:
If there is this, that ensues; Because this came into being, that came into being. It is thus: Due to ignorance volition arises…
In other words, in order for a particular event or experience to take...read more »
In the Dependent Origination Sutra Buddha...read more »
A talk at the Zen Center, Green Gulch, California. In a large hall the meditators chanted the “Heart Sutra,” after which the Dalai Lama spoke.
Dharma friends, I am truly happy to sit with you in meditation and to be here while you chant the Heart Sutra...read more »
A talk at the Zen Center, Green Gulch, California...read more »
When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an article on enlightenment, I sent the following spoof on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? To my surprise, the article was published.
Who Wants to Be Enlightened?
“Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen....read more »
When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an...read more »
My experiences are nothing special, just ordinary human ones. Through my Buddhist training, however, I have learned something about compassion and developing a good heart, and that experience has proved very helpful in my day-to-day life. For example, the region of Tibet I come from is called...read more »
My experiences are nothing special, just ordinary human...read more »