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Traditional depiction of Arya Nagarjuna with the parasol of nagas over him and a naga below offering the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

Dharma Demystified: Nagarjuna, the Founder of the Mahayana Tradition

According to scriptural sources, Nagarjuna was born to a Brahmin family from the ancient kingdom of Vidarbha in the southern part of India. Upon being presented with the newborn baby, the soothsayer observed auspicious signs of a holy being but also made an ominous prediction that the baby would not live past the seventh day…

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Lama Michel Rinpoche

Born Michel Calmanowitz in 1981, Lama Michel has been recognized by Lama Gangchen and many great lamas as a Tulku – the reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist Master. He was born to Bel and Daniel Calmanowitz who are both students of His Eminence Lama Gangchen Rinpoche…

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A Tribute to Geshe Rabten Rinpoche

Geshe Rabten Rinpoche was born in January 1920 in the district of Kham, Tibet. A true Dorje Shugden Lama showing every sign of being a highly accomplished master in both Sutra and Tantra, his root-master was none other than the great Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche…

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Pabongka Rinpoche (Wikipedia)

Pabongka Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཕ་བོང་ཁ་, Wylie: Pha-bong-kha; also spelt Phabongkha), Jampa Tenzin Trinlay Gyatso, (1878–1941) was one of the great Gelug lamas of the modern era of Tibetan Buddhism. He attained his Geshe degree at Sera Monastic University, Lhasa, and became a highly influential teacher in Tibet, unusual for teaching a great number of lay people. He was the root Lama of both Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang…

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So Who is Telling the TRUTH?

As far as prolific biographies go, no one has need of a more extensive biography than His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who has thirteen previous lives to include. The man who has devoted his life to this sacred task is Glenn H. Mullin, the most prominent biographer of all fourteen Dalai Lamas. Having dedicated…

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The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu (Part 1, 2 & 3)

The 11th Panchen Lama, or Panchen Erdeni (secular name: Gyaincain Norbu), has been recognized as the reincarnated child of the 10th Panchen Lama on November 29, 1995 after the “lot-drawing from the golden urn” in front of Buddha Shakyamuni Statue in Jokhang Monastery and the approval of the State Council. Gyaincain Norbu was born on…

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Mandala Offering – His Eminence Khejok Rinpoche

My root guru, His Eminence Tulku Khejok Rinpoche demonstrates how to offer a Mandala. Although I am not able to include Rinpoche’s detailed explanation (it is entirely my inability), I still want to share this very precious recording. I am lucky to receive this practice first hand from Rinpoche. By actually seeing him offer the…

Contemplate This

.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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