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Padampe Sangye ~ Hundred Verses of Advice

If you’re not free now, when will you ever get to be free? People of Tingri, your chance to eat comes only one time in a hundred. Padampa Sangye was a Buddhist mahasiddha of the  Indian Tantra movement who transmitted many teachings to Buddhist

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Vajra Tent

The vajra tent is a protective space created (visualised) by practitioners, in Tibetan Buddhism. The Vajra Tent The vajra tent The vajra tent has the shape of a dome and covers all the other layers of the sphere. It is

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Milarepa’s Song to Paldarbum

Milarepa to the Girl… “If you sincerely wish to practice the Dharma, in my tradition you don’t need to change your name. Since one can awaken to buddhahood as either a monk or layperson, you don’t need to shave your

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Ayu Khandro (1839 – 1953)

Ayu Khandro was a famous female Tibetan Buddhist. Her main practice was Chöd. In 1951 she relayed teachings and her life story to Namkhai Norbu when he was 14; He is a Dzogchen master who has been teaching in the west

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The Eight Fold Path

The Four Noble Truths give rise to the Eight Fold Path which is the Journey out of samsara (the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth, ad infinitum)….. The Eight Fold Path is a highly practical outline of an approach to

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Milarepa ~ From Dark Mage to Green Sage

(Milarepa by Roerich)   Milarepa is one of the best-loved and most epic characters in the story of Tibet. The bad boy made good. When he was young his family was dispossessed after his father’s death, and all their hereditary

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The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra is the most most famous teaching in Mahayana Buddhism, encapsulating the essence of the teachings. It is estimated to have been composed between the 2nd and 4th centuries CE. I asked the leaf whether it was scared

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