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The Importance of Sangha in the West; and Gelongma Vows

The Importance of Sangha in the West; and Gelongma Vows Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche 15–16 July 2015 Maitreya Instituut, The Netherlands Edited by Robina Courtin August 19, 2020 IN THE WEST THERE IS NO RESPECT FOR WESTERN SANGHA I’ve noticed that some centers in the FPMT have respect for the sangha, but most do not. In…

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Continuing the Conversation on Desire

By Ven Lozang Khadro Ven Khadro and friend I read Ven Legtsok and Khedrub/Dan’s article in the last IMI e-newsletter.  Their article was courageous and honest, and it helped me to feel more connected with the wider sangha community, especially during the pandemic and India’s many lockdowns. Ven. Legtsok’s suggestion on sharing and support resonated with…

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Pandemic Pleasures, Samsaric Sufferings

Pandemic Pleasures, Samsaric Sufferings By Ven Drolma Ann Kane Monkey family at Tushita Meditation Center, India Bring it on!  When the second wave of the virus hit in India we went through another series of lockdowns.  How would we survive?  So many people are struggling in so many ways.  Here at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamkot it…

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About some parts of Dharmagupta Poshada for Bikshunis

About some parts of Dharmagupta Poshada for Bikshunis By Ven Christiana Jampa Tsomo In my opinion, the text of the Pratimoksha Sutra for bhikshunis in the Dharmagupta tradition contains extraordinary elements, useful for any monastic and even non-monastic Dharma community. I am referring to the part of the Sutra that lists a set of precepts…

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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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