The Foundation for Good Qualities

The Foundation for Good Qualities

(1) (Healthy) reliance on a kind spiritual master, the foundation for all good qualities, is the root of the path. Seeing this well, I request inspiration to rely with great appreciation, through many endeavors.(2)…
Tendrel

Tendrel

The Tibetan term tendrel describes the nature of phenomena and how they relate to each other. Ten means ‘to depend’ and drel means ‘connection’ or ‘relationship.’ So tendrel points to the fact that all…
The Refuge Ceremony in Tibetan Buddhism

The Refuge Ceremony in Tibetan Buddhism

Maybe you are thinking of taking refuge this year? If you have experimented with Buddhist practices and contemplated its principles, you may have decided you’d like to become a practitioner…
On Teachers and Teachings

On Teachers and Teachings

" Faith in one's guru does not mean blind faith, it does not mean believing "My guru is perfect" even though your guru is not perfect. It is not pretending…
The Four Immeasurables (Four Brahmaviharas)

The Four Immeasurables (Four Brahmaviharas)

The Four Immeasurables are Equanimity (Tib. tangnyom), (Pali: metta) which is the wish that beings may be free from attachment to some and aversion to others.Lovingkindness (Tib. jampa), (Pali: karuna) which is the wish that living…
How to Listen to Dharma Teachings

How to Listen to Dharma Teachings

There is a Tibetan teaching called "The Three Defects of the Pot." It tells how to listen to dharma teachings. Not listening, is like being a pot turned upside down.…
New Podcast up today

New Podcast up today

Check our our new podcast, a talk in the Seven Points of Mind Training Series—on Point 3-Aphorism 13: Contemplate the Kindness of Everyone In a world like ours today, how…