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The Benefits of Making Offerings

“Just seeing a portrait or statue of Buddha purifies our mind and plants the seed of enlightenment. Whether we are believers or non-believers, we get that benefit, to be free from oceans of samsaric suffering. We have never been free from suffering, ... Read full article

Revised Short Green Tara Practice with Praises to the Twenty-One Taras

Tara, The Liberator, is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Tara ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Vulture’s Peak

The Heart Sutra, a teaching on the nature of emptiness set at Vulture’s Peak, is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the Prajñaparamita Sutras, which is a collection of about 40 sutras composed ... Read full article

His Holiness the Karmapa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

His Holiness the Karmapa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited the Maitreya School at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. His Holiness the Karmapa spoke to the children of the school. “Root Institute is an oasis of peace and tranquility, like a ... Read full article

‘You Have to Find Your Own Truth’

“Each person has to find their own way of understanding and what works for them because nobody can really come and say, ‘Okay, I found the truth. Take it.’ It may be his truth, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ... Read full article

Another Year of Food is Sponsored for the School Children at Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

In January, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave many oral transmissions and teachings to school children from the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Ladakh, India. The school was set up by the monks of Ngari Khangtsen at Sera Je Monastery in South India. The children were brought to Sera Je for the recent Jangchup ... Read full article

Planting the Seed of Enlightenment

“Every time you look at holy objects – pictures of the Buddha, statues, scriptures, stupas – they plant the seed of liberation and enlightenment in your mental continuum. So every time you look at them they purify your mind. They ... Read full article

Creating Compassionate Cultures Launches Online Institute

Creating Compassionate Cultures (CCC), an organization dedicated to providing tools and training to help educators offer children a deeper, holistic education, has recently soft-launched the Online Institute for Creating Compassionate Cultures (OICCC). The Online Institute will offer a 12-course online training program starting March ... Read full article

Bringing Happiness to the World

“My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,  “… You are so precious, so kind, so dear and so wish-fulfilling just like a flower bud about to gradually blossom and to shine, giving great happiness and peace to your ... Read full article

Releasing Self-Cherishing

“As soon as your object of concern changes from yourself to someone else, your heart is released from the bondage of the self-cherishing thought. As soon as you change the object of your cherishing, there is peace in your heart.” ... Read full article