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Signs of Death

Signs of Death Lama Zopa Rinpoche Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches at the annual Kopan November course in the newly rebuilt Chenrezig Gompa. - Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal; Photographer: Neal Patrick; 2019 Red and white drops at the time of death I want to explain more about the signs of death. As you know from the death…

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Covid and Resilience

Chonyi Taylor Even if the environment and beings are filled with the fruits of negativity, And unwished for sufferings pour down like rain, I seek your blessings to take these miserable conditions as a path By seeing them as causes to exhaust the results of my negative karma.              …

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A Letter about Bikshunis vows

By Ven Cristiana Ciampa Tsomo  Thank you, and thanks to IMI, for giving space for us bikshunis to share our experiences, since this would enhance people’s understanding of the Buddhadharma. Actually yes, after the IMI last newsletter I felt the need to say something about bikshuni vows, given my little but very positive experience on…

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Interview with Ven Jamyang Wangmo

Interview with Ven Jamyang Wangmo (also known is Jampa Chokyi). Author of The Lawudo Lama, Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region. By Tendar During a relaxed meeting in the garden of the Utpala Cafe in Boudha, Kathmandu, I was able to ask Ven Jamyang Wangmo (Jampa Chokyi) some questions. It is August 10,…

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Teaching Each Other The Dharma

Teaching Each Other The Dharma   A report from the Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche retreat in Bendigo, Australia 2014 By Gelongma Lozang Yönten (Larisa Wahler)  Bendigo, Victoria fulfilled its promise of variable weather from biting cold to blazing hot – sometimes all in one day. Mirroring the changeable weather was, unsurprisingly,  my mind – this is retreat…

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Inspiration at the Light of the Path Retreat

Inspiration at the Light of the Path Retreat By Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi   When I walked into the dining room at the Blue Ridge Assembly in North Carolina on the morning that the Light of the Path retreat was scheduled to start, it took me about 20 minutes to walk through the room to the buffet – the…

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