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Helping the Dead

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I go every year to Samye Ling, the big Tibetan Buddhist centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland, which is where my teachers live. Read more

The Revolution of Tantra

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Opinions vary about how and when tantric Buddhism first appeared. Read more

Meditation Questions and Answers

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By Ken Holmes What Meditation Is a way of making the mind more awake, clear and wise a way of discerning truth from illusion a way of facing up to oneself: overcoming the problems and developing the good things a means for replacing self-centred illusions with natural compassion a limitless possibility, for which the Buddha taught hundreds of techniques sometimes difficult, but always aimed at bringing lasting benefits as a reward a lifetime's [or many lifetimes'] work What Meditation Is Not a sort of trance. Read more

Losar Message from Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

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Dear Friends,The Western New Year has already been and gone, and I know that at that time there is a tradition of making commitments to improve oneself and engage in virtuous acts. Read more

Important News About Drupon Rinpoche's Teaching Schedule

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Due to unforeseen visa difficulties beyond our control, Drupon Rinpoche’s arrival in the UK this year will be delayed so his teaching schedule has to be changed. Read more

Overcoming Laziness through Diligence

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Lama ZangmoPurelands Retreat, 2012I’m going to talk about how to overcome some of the difficulties we encounter when we engage with practice; how to increase one’s joyful perseverance. Read more

Three Vehicles, Four Noble Truths

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By Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche   Rinpoche would like to welcome everybody who has come from many parts of the country to listen to the teachings, tashi deleg to you all. Read more

Vajrayana and Empowerment

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By Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche   The teachings this morning are going to be an introduction to the Vajrayana and also an explanation of the significance of the Empowerment in Vajrayana tradition. Read more

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche