The Tibetan Book of Proportions

Have you ever wondered how they make those beautiful thangkas (Tibetan Buddhist scroll paintings)? They start with a drawing. Each drawing is done to very precise proportions on a predetermined…

Close

Close is what we almost always are: close to happiness, close to another, close to leaving, close to tears, close to God, close to losing faith, close to being done,…

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

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…

Kalu Rinpoche Teaching on Refuge

NOTE: Kalu Rinpoche was one of the great contemporary masters of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This article was taken from a teaching given at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra on the weekend of October 24, 1986.…

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…