Monthly Archives: March 2011

HH Dalai Lama’s Prayer for HH Penam Rinpoche

Aspiration Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of His Holiness Penam Rinpoche The Lord Buddha, solar source of the sublime doctrine, Supreme Savior of the world, exalted Son of Suddhodana, As well as Nagarjuna, Asanga, the Seventeen Sages of Nalanda, and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Miracle

There is no greater need for sentient beings than to cultivate the Dharma, leading to the cessation of suffering. And the cultivation of Dharma requires guidance.   The foundational practice of Buddhism is taking Refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, … Continue reading

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Day of Miracles

The Day of Miracles, also known as the Lamp Festival, is one of the four festivals commemorating four cardinal events in the life of the Buddha. The Day of Miracles closely follows Losar, the Lunar New Year. This festival celebrates … Continue reading

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Dedication: why and how

When anything of value remains under our control, we are responsible for its maintenance and protection. Conversely, when we give away valuables, we are no longer required to protect them, and are indeed incapable of misusing them or causing them … Continue reading

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Aspiration: why and how

All living entities, from the humblest ant to the most sophisticated being, want happiness. All want to avoid suffering. Obviously, although this is a universal aspiration, most of us –if not all– fail miserably. We don’t know how to attain … Continue reading

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Group Study: The Fourth Council

Are Buddhists nihilists, as many persons believe? Do we think that ultimate reality is a mere nothingness? Please join the New Jonang Community as we explore the Definitive View of the Omniscient Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen, as presented in His formidable treatise, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Healing and Protection

Devaradhana  May devas of all world systems assemble here, And listen to that sublime Dharma of the Buddha Which confers the bliss of heaven and deliverance. Good friends, now is the time to listen to the Dharma. By proclaiming these … Continue reading

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Mind Training: 11th Proverb

When All the World is Filled with Evils, Place All Setbacks on the Path of Liberation In this age of degeneration, both the environment and its inhabitants, or the container and its contents, are filled with the effects of unskillful … Continue reading

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The Essence of Confession

All Auspicious Buddha, primordial ground Vajrasattva, indestructible One Come Thus Great Hero, protector of Beings Look upon me with Your gaze of wisdom and compassion.   om  Though primordially unborn and permanently pure In the face of sudden confusion discursive … Continue reading

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Brief Recitation for Daily Practice

Aspiration May what I’m about to do yield favorable results. May it give me the capacity to benefit others. May it help me overcome ignorance and limitation. May it clear away all obstacles on the path. May it lead me … Continue reading

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