The Paramita of Meditation


By Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche   The first aspect of meditation is the development of an inner awareness that acquaints one with the mind as it really is, beneath its superficial layer of obscuration. Read more

Seeing for Ourselves: Ignorance and the Obscurations


We have been observing the mind and seeing how intention is overridden; how we form an intention to focus on the meditation support and how another force then overrides it. Read more

Helping the Dead


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


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

Meditation Questions and Answers


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


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


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


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

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