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Art of Happiness

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:30 Published in Books
A Tibetan spiritual leader's guide to dealing with everyday human problems and achieving happiness. It addresses issues such as: the sources of happiness: desire and greed; marriage and romance; resolving conflict; facing our suffering; overcoming anxiety: anger and hatred: and finding balance.

Tibetan book of living & dying

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:30 Published in Books

'What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at death and care for the dying and the whole way we look at life, and care for the living'. Written by Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Soygal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace' working in the world.

What Makes You Not A Buddhist

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:30 Published in Books

With Wit And Irony, Khyentse Urges Readers To Move Beyond The Superficial Trappings Of Buddhism--beyond The Romance With Beads, Incense, Or Exotic Robes--straight To The Heart Of What The Buddha Taught. And After He Explains What Makes You Not A Buddhist, He Kindly Explains What A Buddhist Is. The Author Is One Of The Most Creative And Innovative Young Tibetan Lamas Teaching Today.

His Eminence Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Sunday, 24 July 2011 17:11 Published in Interviews

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche Jikmé Chökyi Senge (Wyllie: shes chen rab ’byams rin po che ’jigs med chos kyi seng ge) took birth in 1966 as the grandson of Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the prominent non sectarian rime (ris med or no preference) master. He started obtaining teachings from his grandfather, who brought him up when he was only three years of age. Throughout the long period of twentyfive years, he attended and received teachings and initiations from Ven. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (dil mgo mkhyen brtse rin po che) who first took him to the West in 1976. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the seventh in the line of the Rabjam succession. We have been fortunate enough to personally talk to the Rinpoche about the monastery and Khyentse Rinpoche and the Rinpoche himself.

Matthieu Ricard's View on the pursuit of Happiness

Saturday, 23 July 2011 17:39 Published in Interviews

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, an author, translator, and photographer. He has lived, studied, and worked in the Himalayan region for over forty years. Matthieu Ricard is the main coordinator for Karuna-Shechen, a charitable non-profit association with branches throughout the world. Karuna- Shechen provides education, medical and social services, care of the elderly, and assistance to individuals in need. Here are some questions about how to be truly happy in our lives and the pragmatic answers given by Ven. Matthieu Ricards. In the words of Ven. Matthieu Ricards, A genuine and enduring happiness is not a mere pleasurable feeling, but a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind. It is a way of being that underlies and suffuses all emotional states, that embraces all the joys and sorrows that come one’s way.

Today, Boudha has become a remarkable Buddhist center for Dharma practice. After 1959, with the influx of high Lamas from Tibet, all the Tibetan Buddhist schools have built substantial monasteries around the Stupa. Everyday the Stupa is visited by hundred of pilgrims, and the Tibetan community in exile in the Kathmandu valley has made Boudha the Vatican of Tibetan Buddhism. To get an insight into the Buddhist monastic life it is worth visiting one or two of the many new monasteries in Boudhnath Stupa that have sprung up in and around the Stupa.

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