Finding Peace in a Troubled World
“What we see and what the reality is are two different things. At the moment, we perceive many different things, such as forms, sounds, etc. But are the things that appear to us ultimate reality? They are not. Ultimate reality is something else. It is emptiness. The reality of phenomena is beyond all description. One cannot say that it exists, that it does not exist, that it both exists and does not exist or that it neither exists nor does not exist. Ultimate reality is beyond perception and beyond description. It is referred to as ‘emptiness’ simply because there is no other way to describe it.” See Full Article: http://www.hhthesakyatrizin.org/pdfs/teach_peace.pdf
Losar Tashi Delegs! The Year of the Female Fire Bird 2144
A Special Video Message from H.H. the Dalai Lama ~ Please Click…
Social Media Guidelines for So-Called Vajrayana Students
by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (Pub. Jan 17, 2013)
“Sachen Kunga Nyingpo’s Parting from the Four Attachments”
A Teaching by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
Please Click on Link: http://www.hhthesakyatrizin.org/teach_fourattach1.html
“Insight of Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Symbolism”
Excerpt from Lama Choedak Rinpoche’s talk
on the Tibetan objects currently on view in the
Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia exhibit
International Museum of Folk Art on 7.12.16
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya’s Ku-dong
Arrives at Sakya Monastery
H.H. Sakya Trizin leads the ceremony
“The legendary udumbara flower is said to bloom only once every 3,000 years. Even rarer is the appearance of the Buddha on this planet earth. And rarer even than the appearance of the Buddha is the tantric teaching.
Likewise, to see an authentic tantrika and mantrika is extremely rare. Being well-versed in tantric wisdom and well-equipped with tantric substances and outfits does not make an authentic tantrika. A mantrika is someone beyond inhibition, assumption and fear and yet completely at ease with those frantically caught in hope and fear.
We read of such tantrikas during the times of Saraha, Virupa, Nagarjuna, Naropa and Padmasambhava. Those of us fortunate to have encountered Dagchen Rinpoche have actually witnessed such an authentic tantrika in this very lifetime. Yet another extraordinary role model has now passed.
In my deluded view there are hardly any such genuine tantrikas left on this earth. From the depths of my heart I beseech those remaining to live long. May their utter genuineness always make us uneasy and self-conscious as we trot out our endless panoply of excuses and dodgy reasons. And may we constantly hold such great beings in complete awe.” … Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Study, Reflection and Practice
Jetsun Rinpoche Dragpa Gyaltsen’s
“Great Song of Experience”
Full Moon Podcast of Lama Migmar’s teaching
March 23rd, 2016
This series has been shared in elebration of 800th Mahaparinirvana
Anniversary of Jetsun Rinpoche Dragpa Gyaltsen
by Mangalam Studio
“Great Sakya Women: Great Khön Jetsunmas”
As told by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
International Womens’ Day
March 8, 2016
Wishing You Great Happiness in the Fire Monkey Year 2143
Losar is the first day of the lunar calendar, Feb. 9, 2016
Celebrate in the most auspicious and joyful ways!
The first two weeks are one of the two great “multiplicity” times of the year.
“The effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100,000 times,
therefore practice is emphasized.”
Have a Blessed & Bountiful 2016
Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche
Making Earth Treasure Vases
A Poem by Milarepa, the Great Yogi & Mahasiddha
Embodiment of great mercy,
All pervading dharma-body of clear light,
Universal lord unified with space—
To kind Marpa’s feet I bow.
I the yogi Milarepa
Began meditation with fervent faith.
After initiation, empowerment, and instruction
I practiced with strong determination.
I entered retreat and did difficult practice
Till realization and experience were born in mind.
I realized the inner nature of samsara,
Saw the natural-state essence of mind,
Tore off the shackles of samsara,
And untied the knot of self-attachment.
Smothering the demon of belief in ego
And soaring in the vast sky free from addiction to concepts,
I saw without eyes the visible realm,
Heard without ears the sound of voidness,
Smelled without nose the natural state’s scent,
Tasted without tongue reality’s sweet taste,
Attained without body the rainbow vajra-body,
And was absorbed without mind in the mahāmudrā state.
Eh ma! The things of samsara’s three realms
Don’t exist—yet are just as they appear!
They appear—yet are voidness itself!
That’s the nature of the illusion of the superficial world.
About the nature of reality I cannot speak—
An artist without hands
Draws pictures in the sky,
Without eyes sees myriad things
In perfect vision without movement or strain.
After singing this he rose into the air to a height of one story.
The patron exclaimed in amazement,
“Is this some kind of magic trick or optical illusion?”
from “Drinking the Mountain Stream”
Translated by Lama Kunga & Brian Cutillo
Saga Dawa Duchen
One of the four major annual Buddhist holidays occurs on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan lunar month. It honours the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment & Mahaparinirvana. Through offering lights, darkness is dispelled, while virtues, auspicious conditions & compassion are generated for all beings ~ like the flame of awakened mind illuminates reality as it is.
“When you have strong compassion, the enlightenment mind naturally arises.”
Om Mani Padme Hum ~ Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha
An Ocean of Offering Clouds: A Light Offering Prayer
by Gatön Ngawang Lekpa Rinpoche
I consider that this lamp is made of the finest precious metal,
And is as vast as the entire billionfold universe.
It is filled completely with the finest essence of butter,
And in its centre is planted a wick as large as Mount Meru
Its flame is alight and has the nature of the five wisdoms;
In appearance, it blazes with the dazzling splendour of a billion suns,
Its light pervading everywhere throughout all the realms of the ten directions.
Out of this radiant expanse, appear vast clouds of offerings like Samantabhadra’s,
To make gifts throughout all eternity, until the very ends of time,
So that the objects of our prayers, be they living or dead,
Gather the two accumulations, purify the two kinds of obscuration,
And swiftly attain unsurpassable awakening.
Tsechen Namdrol Ling’s First Anniversary
Sang-chod is the practice of offering fragrant incense smoke
“Today, as we wish each other a Happy New Year, let us determine to be more sincere,
compassionate, warm-hearted human beings, trying to make our world a more equal place.
That way we’ll actually make it a happy year.”
(H.H. the Dalai Lama)
For Your Losar Enjoyment
“Global Ecology from a Buddhist Perspective”
“Ilumination of the Sage’s Intent”
Audio Recordings from the most Venerable Deshung Rinpoche
“Prayer for the Happiness of All That Lives”
“Manifold is the drifting away of Precious moments
Rarity is the returning of Precious moments
Certainty is the exhaustion of Precious life
Indispensability is the embracing of Precious moments together”
– Aenpo Kyabgon
Recordings of Audio, Video and Written teachings
at the newly launched website of Sakya Losel Choe Dzong (Aus)
with H.E. Luding Khen Rinpoche & Lama Choedak
Sign on & learn more: http://www.sakya.com.au/media/free
Teachings on the Great Female Sakya Practitioners
by H. H. Sakya Trizin
Jetsun Kunga Tenpey Nyingma, Damzhin Wangmo & Jetsunma Pema Trinley
Newest Issue of Melody of Dharma
His Holiness’ Visit to Santa Fe (See Pages 63-64)
& Sublime Dharma Teachings
MOD 14 – NOV 2014
A Virtual Series of Teachings on the
“Parting from the Four Attachments”
by Ven. Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe
Please listen to augment Khenpo Pema’s Teachings at Santa Fe ~
Ven. Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe’s 2014 series took place at Sydney, Australia.