... Specifics of the path: three principles of the path using Foundation of All Good Qualities
Published Materials Available
... Life of Shakyamuni Buddha; the similarities of Shakyamuni Buddha’s life to ours; how the Buddha answered the big
“meaning of life” questions that we all have
The Four Noble Truths
Buddha’s teachings in a gradual form for the practice of one individual … where to start, what next, etc.
What does ...
British Buddhism: Teachings, Practice and Development
... This study examines the origins, development and characteristics of the seven
largest Buddhist organizations in Britain, including both traditional schools and
more controversial ‘new Buddhist movements’, to determine how and to what
extent they are changing from their Asian roots and whether any fo ...
Annual report 2012
... ATISHA CENTRE
The Atisha Buddhist Centre is a beacon of
peace for the local community and for others
living further afield, offering a quiet place of
refuge for study and reflection upon the
Buddha’s teachings. We have been extremely
fortunate during this past year in the
TIBETAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE PRICE LIST
... Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path (Khenpo
Introduction to the Middle Way: Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with
Commentary by Jamgon Mipham (trans. Padmakara Translation Group)
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire (Lama Yeshe, ed.
golden sun adepts refuge
... the result of the combined efforts of a number of FPMT teachers
and spiritual program coordinators, under the guidance and advice
of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the FPMT.
The aim of the Discovering BUDDHISM at Home program is to
give participants a solid footing in the practice of Maha ...
1 - VTechWorks
... Geshe Chen Ngawa, the disciple of Geshe Sharawa and depends upon the
transmission of oral instructions, especially those Atisha obtained from Guru
Suvarnadvipa. This included the lineage of Shantideva’s “A Guide to the
Bodhisattva’s way of life”, that Atisha had travelled to an island near java
in o ...
Biographies of Conference Participants
... Lama Doboom Tulku was born in Tibet in 1941 and recognized
as the incarnation of the previous Doboom Tulku at the age of
three by Ven. Lama Phurchog Jamgon Rinpoche. In 1969 he
joined the Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath. Then,
under the auspices of Sanskrit University, Varanasi, he st ...
Introduction to Tibetan “Literature”
... • Tsong Khapa himself had little interest in
politics, and his early successors followed
• As time went on, however, their influence
grew, with the result that they eventually
came out on top of the power hierarchy.
Tara Mahayana Buddhist Centre - Forms
... The charity is a member of a separately registered charity called ‘New Kadampa Tradition – International
Kadampa Buddhist Union’ (1015054), of which Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is General Spiritual
Director. All of the NKT-IKBU Dharma Centres are members of that separately registered charity and ...
geshe rabten rinpoche - Dorje Shugden and Dalai Lama
... front of a group of two hundred people in the monastery Rabten Choeling at the
lake of Geneva. Unexpectedly and unprepared the young Rinpoche gave people
advice on taking refuge. He spoke in the clear manner and way of impressing
people, which had been Geshe Rabten’s own special way. The listeners w ...
- Hospice of Mother Tara
... Discovering Buddhism is a structured course of 14 units, designed to
give a complete overview of the Buddha’s path to enlightenment.
This unit deals with techniques of meditation and the problems we
encounter. It can studied as part of the series or as a separate unit
by those who just wish to know ...
Recomended Readings PDF
... **(Dalai Lama’s autobiography listed below in Life Stories and Examples of past Saints)
An Open Heart, Practicing Compassion in Every Day
By the Dalai Lama
A Simple Path: Basic Buddhist Teachings
by His Holiness the Dalai lama
How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
by the Dalai Lama
The Four ...
Lam Rim - Lamp Path.pub
... About one thousand years ago, the great Indian pandit and yogi, Atisha, was invited to Tibet to reestablish the Buddha dharma, which had been suppressed and corrupted for almost two centuries. One
of Atisha's main accomplishments in Tibet was his writing of the seminal text, A Lamp for the Path to
Info zu Shugden-210814_EN
... den is a destructive entity, while the protestors worship Shugden like a Buddha. The Dalai
Lama holds a different opinion than the Shugden devotees.
Claim: „The Dalai Lama is false“.
Response: All authorities on Tibetan Buddhism and the vast majority of Tibetans acknowledge Tenzin Gyatso as the off ...
ACCORDING TO THE THREE CAPABLE BEINGS
... In the 11th Century, Lama Atisha brought these teachings from India to Tibet and organized
them into a practical guide for a single individual to navigate their spiritual journey in a
text known as the Lam gyi drön ma or “Light of the Path.” Atisha’s groundbreaking work
was most completely elucidate ...
Tibetan Buddhist Thought: Exploring Reality
Perception is a two-step process: In the first
moment, the senses perceive the object directly,
without any concepts. In the second moment,
concepts enter in and we label.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path
... The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is a
dynamic worldwide organization devoted to education and public service.
Established by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT touches
the lives of beings all over the world. In the early 1970s, young Westerners
read part three excerpt (march 2011): click here (pdf format)
... Karmapa was a disciple of Gampopa (1079 -1135) who received the oral transmission, (of
teachings that were later to be known as those of the Kagyu lineage) from Tibet's great yogi,
Milarepa (1052 - 1135). One of Düsum Khyenpa’s main disciples was Kadampa Desheg
(1122-1192) founder of the Kathok Nyin ...
Foundations of Vajrayana Retreat: Ngondro
... are necessary for genuine realization to properly develop. As we progress through these practices, we become
suitable vessels for receiving, deepening, and integrating the further teachings of the profound Vajrayana.
"To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves by purifying and ...
... King Songtsen Gampo (reigned from 617-650 CE)– had
5 wives, two of which were Buddhist - Tritsun was
Nepalese and Wenzheng was Chinese. He built the
Jokhang, Tibet’s first Buddhist temple to honor the
practices of his wives
King Trisong Detsen – a Buddhist who in an effort to
quell hostile pries ...
New Kadampa Tradition
The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT—IKBU) is a global Buddhist organization founded by Kelsang Gyatso in England in 1991. In 2003 the words ""International Kadampa Buddhist Union"" (IKBU) were added to the original name ""New Kadampa Tradition"". The NKT-IKBU is an international organization registered in England as a charitable, or non-profit, company. It currently lists more than 200 centres and around 900 branch classes/study groups in forty countries.The NKT-IKBU describes itself as ‘an entirely independent Buddhist tradition’ inspired and guided by ‘the ancient Kadampa Buddhist Masters and their teachings, as presented by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’. Its founder, Kelsang Gyatso, has sought to make Buddhist meditation and teaching more readily accessible to twenty-first century living. He also wanted to ensure that people did not simply study Tibetan Buddhism from an academic point of view, but learned how to extend this knowledge through meditation and practical Buddhist experience. The NKT-IKBU is described as being ""very successful at disseminating its teachings"" and Geshe Kelsangs books have been called ""very popular"".The NKT-IKBU has expanded more rapidly than any other Buddhist tradition in Britain. It has been described as a ""controversial organization"" and a ""controversial"" New Religious Movement, a cult, or a breakaway Buddhist sect.