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Advice on What to Do When a Sangha Person Dies (2)

The following advice was given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the death of Ven Tenzin Konchog, an Australian nun As far as Jangwa, the ashes need to be blessed. In Australia, there are many good geshes who have a good understanding of Dharma, the entire path to enlightenment. It doesn’t matter whether the ashes are divided for each…

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Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche after one Sangha person passed away 

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche after one Sangha person passed away  17 May 2013 Tushita Scribe: Ven.Sarah Thresher   If you are not able to do Medicine Buddha puja then you can do short Medicine Buddha practice: Visualize the Medicine Buddhas inseparable from His Holiness stacked up above the head [of the Sangha person who had just passed away]. Do motivation,…

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Time to Wake Up!!!

Time to Wake Up!!! Teaching by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Bendigo Retreat, October 2014     In the Bodhicharyavatara it says, “By entering this perfect human rebirth, by riding this, by entering this boat of the perfect human rebirth you can cross from life to life”. Such a boat as this perfect human rebirth is so difficult to…

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ABOUT  RENUNCIATION

ABOUT  RENUNCIATION By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche    I’m just going to talk a little bit on the pervasive suffering. The aggregates, they are five: the aggregates of form, feeling, recognition, compounding aggregate, and consciousness. They are under the control of karma and delusions, previous karma and delusions and they are the contaminated seeds of later suffering…

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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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