Acharya Nagarjuna was a great sage born about 400 years after Buddha’s parinirvana. He composed several major texts elucidating the Middle Way teachings on emptiness and dependent origination. He is also credited for bringing the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras from the land of the Nagas to the human realm. In his text Sixty Stanzas on … [Read more…]
7TH ANNUAL MEDICINE BUDDHA RETREAT MEDICINE BUDDHA SAND MANDALA – INITIATION – SADHANA PRACTICES & TEACHINGS – HEALING & PURIFICATION RITUALS – DISSOLUTION / DISTRIBUTION OF SAND MANDALA @ DDSC IN-PERSON to be led by XIV Siling Tongkhor Rinpoche and Monastics of Sera Mey Monastery with Ani Konchok Gamtso and Ani Konchok Tsechik …organized … [Read more…]
The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra According to the Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Ornament Scripture), The King of Aspiration Prayers: the Aspiration for Noble, Excellent Conduct was uttered by the Great Bodhisattva Samantabhadra to Sudhana on the verge of enlightenment. This prayer is recited by Mahayana Buddhists as a call to awaken our mind’s Buddha-nature and perfect … [Read more…]
LOSAR – Tibetan: བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར།, Wylie: lo-gsar is a NEW YEAR festival celebrated in Tibet and similarly by Tibetan Buddhists worldwide. Tibetan Losar 2023 (New Year) festival falls on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. While the Gregorian calendar is purely solar, the Tibetan calendar (Tibetan: ལོ་ཐོ, Wylie: lo-tho) is lunisolar. The Tibetan year comprises either 12 or 13 lunar months, each beginning and ending with … [Read more…]
SAVE THE DATES: Sera Mey Monastery Unique Medicine Buddha Weekend November 12th & 13th, Fairfax, VA XIV Siling Tongkhor Rinpoche and monks will offer Medicine Buddha prayers, teachings and recitations. More details regarding this weekend will be forthcoming shortly!
In these challenging times, the text, Eight Verses for Training the Mind provides methods for transforming adverse circumstances into the path of awakening. Written by Langri Tangpa Dorje Seng-ge (1054-1123), this short text provides an entry way and path for anyone aspiring to temporal and ultimate wellbeing. Topic: Eight Verses for Training the Mind … [Read more…]
We are very fortunate indeed that Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, will be teaching a text called “Narrative of Realizations: Excellent Aspirations” written by the great scholar and practitioner Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419) as an autobiographical account of his studies and realizations. An English translation of the text is available in Professor Robert Thurman’s book “The … [Read more…]
) Ending a challenging year May we reflect the strength of the Water Tiger Alert to possibilities Protective of justice Fearless amidst uncertainty Beginning a year, a lighter-hearted tiger : In this Year of the Water Tiger May we all cultivate a cheerful mind Nourish a generous heart and proceed with confidence.
The Water and Wood Shastra are poems by the Third Gungthang Rinpoche on secular ethics and the stages of the path. In this series of classes we will particularly go into the topics of mindfulness of death, the death process, ways to help ourselves and others through the death process, details about karma, explanations … [Read more…]
Saka Dawa Duchen, May 26, 2021 The most auspiciously important month in the Tibetan lunar calendar is Saka Dawa, the 4th lunar month. Saka Dawa 2021runs from May 12, 2021 till June 10, 2021. The 15th day of this lunar month, the full moon day, is called Saka Dawa Duchen. This is the single most … [Read more…]