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The Foundations of Tantra

Therefore, if you sincerely want to be happy, if you are seeking liberation you should at least have the clean clear intellectual recognition that if accepting your own path automatically causes you to deny or reject other paths and those who follow them, your attitude is incorrect, the sign of an unbalanced mind. Lama Thubten Yeshe The…

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Renunciation and the Ordained Life

In other words, the task of an ordained member is to engage in all the activities such as teaching, studying, writing, composition, and so on, so that you uphold the precious Dharma. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Renunciation and the Ordained Life By His Holiness the Dalai Lama “May I never be reborn again in states where I…

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Letting the Buddha Relax

These being the distinctions between the layperson and householder, it is important for an ordained people to realize the importance of not engaging in unnecessary activities and to maintain contentment. If there is no such contentment, then the two are similar. His Holiness Dalai Lama Letting the Buddha Relax His Holiness Dalai Lama Excerpt from…

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Working on Yourself for Others

  By Catherine Clancy for Mandala Magazine in 1996, updated for the IMI Newsletter 2018 by Ven. Tendar.  Ven. Paloma is a Sangha Senior Council member for the IMI, but has many other roles within the FPMT mandala as well. Among others she is Spiritual Program Coordinator and introductory teacher in two FPMT centres: Nagarjuna Center…

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