Ritual

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers
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Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious onlooker....
What is Ritual?
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What is Ritual?

Hilary Herdman shows how ritual practice tames our minds as we perform particular physical and verbal actions....
Preferences
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Preferences, Habit, Practice

Preferences dominate our thinking most of the time whether we consciously note them or not. We carry them into our meditation practice. But is that...
26 minutes
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Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. At the outer level, these two implements represent the indivisibility...
26 minutes

Making Peace and Purifying Our World

For today's message, Phakchok Rinpoche offers insight into Kyepar Pakpey, the seventh manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. At the heart of this practice is making peace...
life-release
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Life-Release

Life-release, or the saving of animals destined for slaughter, is practiced throughout the Buddhist world. All schools of Buddhism encourage followers to not only refrain...
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Can’t I Just Meditate? Why We Need Skillful Means

Without skillful means, we are unable to easily gain wisdom. In the past, all the great masters have practiced this way. Because this is the...

Sādhāna Ritual Courses 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

We are very pleased to announce our seventh year of Sādhana Ritual Courses, scheduled for January 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The courses will focus on…

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Benefits of Performing Feast Offerings and the Seven Line Prayer

The word for ‘feast offering’ in Sanskrit is ganachakra, which if translated into Tibetan is tsok kyi khorlo, wheel of accumulation. Gathering the two accumulations...