Prayer for meeting new people

I wrote this prayer for meeting new patients for a dharma student at their request several years back. Writing prayers is good practice. Prayer for the Bardo Between Patientswritten on…

Those mysterious Tibetan prefixes

Here' is a wonderful essay by Language Instructor, Lama David Curtis unwinding the mystery of prefixes in Tibetan language. It's a short and very clear paper on pronunciation. Check out…

Billions and Billions of beings

Beloved sangha member, John Patterson, who hales from Ireland, shared these photos this week: He wrote, "The whole Murcia/Almeria coast seems to be composed mostly of theseshell deposits and farther…

SO it begins…

The full ordination of women. From Bhutan: https://religionnews.com/2022/06/21/buddhist-leader-in-bhutan-fully-ordains-144-women-resuming-ancient-tradition/

How to Do Prostrations

During our Refuge Ceremony recently, people taking refuge for the first time did sets of three prostrations (bows). I mentioned that I’d say a little more about prostrations in a…

Happy mothers’ day

To all my mothers in previous and future lives (that's you and every single sentient being), with gratitude. —Lekshe May your heart be fearless, open and clear. May you be…

Northwest treasures

Did you know that the Northwest US is rich with authors who have published Buddhist books? This month, the Northwest Dharma News has listed many. They are from the three…

A new essay from Lama Yeshe [Chris rose]

When making a decision, how shall we decide? Lama Yeshe says what he'd do. Check it out in Buddhadharma: a practitioners' quarterly magazine. Fine piece of writing! One tidbit from…