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Songs and Prayers of Realization by His Eminence Dorge Chang Kabje Kalu Rinpoche

Songs and Prayers of Realization by His Eminence Dorge Chang Kabje Kalu Rinpoche Prayer to Root Lama Incomparably kind Root Spiritual Master; Body that unites All Victors and their Spiritual Heirs of the three times, Illustrious leader of every sentient … Continue reading

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Ordination Part III Introducing Full Ordination for Women into the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron©

  To illustrate a further view point from a respected and long term practitioner, I am taking the liberty to reproduce the excellent and thought provoking article from Thubten Chodron and encourage readers to further consult her site  In particular, … Continue reading

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Part II How Middle is the Path of Liberation of the Buddha

Part II  How Middle is the Path of Liberation of the Buddha It is wonderful, Lord! It is wonderful, Lord! It is as if, Lord, one might set upright what had been upturned, or might reveal what was hidden, or … Continue reading

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How Middle was the Path of Liberation in Buddha’s Time ? Considerations on ordination continued

This greatly informative article seemed to me to bring some useful historical context to the idea of ordination from the time of the Buddha, highlighting that current concerns about society’s perceptions of monks and sangha, and difficulties that aspirants encounter … Continue reading

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Interview of Drubwang Penor Rinpoche by Andrew Cohen

There are recurring thoughts about the benefits and difficulties associated with serious modern practitioners entering monastic life or seeking ordination. Whereas the benfits of real, genuine, ordination are beyond description in terms of benefit to the individual concerned and par … Continue reading

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Sound Begining Considerations P Skilling

  TRANSLATING THE BUDDHA’S WORDS: SOME NOTES ON THE KANJUR TRANSLATION PROJECT By Peter Skilling Nonthaburi, March 11, 2009         NAMO BUDDHĀYA   This Dhamma that I have attained is profound, hard to see and hard to … Continue reading

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Translating the Buddha’s words Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

          Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche   Good morning everyone: Rinpoches, respected translators, great scholars, and everyone gathered here this morning.   Over the last century, many key texts of the Buddhist literature of all traditions, not only … Continue reading

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