The Three Bodies of a Buddha

The Three Bodies of a Buddha

BlogBuddhism February 11, 2016 25 1,420

In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, fully enlightened beings manifest in three different aspects to benefit sentient beings. These are called “Trikaya” (literally meaning “Three Bodies”) and they are the Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya.

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Lama Tsongkhapa’s Holy Items

Some of the most important holy items which are still kept in Tibet are the sacred relics of Lama Tsongkhapa. According to Buddhist tradition, holy relics can generally be categorised into three types.

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The Collected Mantras of Dorje Shugden

The Collected Mantras of Dorje Shugden Hot

Practice February 5, 2016 21 15,764

Here are a collection of mantras related to Dorje Shugden, his entourage and his lineage which can be recited anytime and anywhere, as a standalone practice or in combination with one’s daily prayers. Initiations are not necessary for the mantras listed here.

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Vegetarianism in Buddhism

Vegetarianism in Buddhism

BlogBuddhism January 9, 2016 19 1,608

The three main vehicles of Buddhism have seemingly different guidelines for the dietary needs of their practitioners, ordained or otherwise. However upon closer inspection, the seemingly different policies towards meat consumption in the different Buddhist vehicles is actually the same.

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Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Temples December 24, 2015 3 399

Founded by Venerable Zawa Rinpoche, Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre is a Dharma centre in Canada dedicated to the preservation of the authentic Buddhadharma in general and the oral transmission lineages of the Gelug Tradition founded by the great master Je Tsongkhapa in particular.

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Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

Temples December 17, 2015 10 527

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, also known as “Little Potala Palace”, is located just outside the city of Zhongdian. It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. The site of this monastery was chosen by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama through divination.

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Incense Offering Prayers to Dorje Shugden

A traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism, fragrant incense is said to remind us to hold any vows we have taken strongly. It is traditionally offered on the altar, used to purify other offerings and even offered outdoors during festive occasions and auspicious days.

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Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling

Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling

Temples December 2, 2015 5 353

Established by two eminent teachers, Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche and Gonsar Rinpoche, Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling not only functions as a traditional monastery but also welcomes lay people of all nationalities and backgrounds to join in its many religious, cultural and educational activities and programmes.

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Invocation to Namkar Barzin

This praise to Namkar Barzin was composed by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, whose previous life as Kentrul Thubten Lamsang performed great Dharma deeds in Phari, the same region where Domo Geshe Rinpoche resided.

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A Tribute to All Dorje Shugden Practitioners

This is a video tribute to the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden and the various high Lamas and practitioners who have been striving to spread his holy practice around the world.

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His Eminence Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche

Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche was an eminent Lama and renowned scholar of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was also one of the most senior Tibetan Buddhist masters to bring the holy teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to the West.

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Shree Choephel Kundeling Monastery

Shree Choephel Kundeling Monastery is a Gelugpa monastery in Lhasa, Tibet which was established in 1663. It is one of the temples appointed by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama as a royal temple. The monastery is also known for its Lamas who are often selected to be the Regent of Tibet.

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His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche

His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche was a renowned Dharma scholar and highly realised meditation master who held his vows very strongly. Under his abbotship, Gaden Shartse Monastery’s mastery of Buddhist studies continued to excel.

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Segyu Monastery

Segyu Monastery

Temples July 6, 2015 3 744

Established in the mid 15th Century, Segyu Monastery is recognised as the pioneer of the Gaden lineage’s great Tantric monasteries. Many of the Tantric teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa including Guhyasamaja, Heruka and Yamantaka were actually developed here.

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Lamas June 19, 2015 3 2,226

His Eminence Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an internationally renowned Buddhist monk, meditation teacher, scholar and author. He is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, an entirely independent Modern Buddhist order based primarily on the teachings of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Dorje Shugden in Jampa Ling Monastery

Jampa Ling Monastery in Chamdo, Tibet was built by Lama Tsongkhapa’s disciple in 1444. It is said that during Lama Tsongkhapa’s travels, he prophesied that the Buddha’s doctrine would flourish in this area. Today, Jampa Ling Monastery houses over 1,300 monks.

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Dorje Shugden in Gonsa Monastery

This video provides a succinct introduction to the history of the Gelug tradition and the practice of its Dharma Protector. The holy and traditional images of His Eminence Denma Gonsa Rinpoche’s monastery are also showcased as part of this video.

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Dorje Shugden, the Emanation of Manjushri

Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, who appears in a worldly form to assist practitioners on their spiritual journey. This video features a compilation of various images of Dorje Shugden from all over the world for your viewing pleasure.

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