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Tests for the Authenticity of a Spiritual Path

Clear headedness is essential in the choice of a spiritual path. But how can we…

What is Mind Training?

Recently Lama Jampa gave a teaching in which he presented such a lucid and direct…

Connecting Oneself with Bodhisattva Activity

In our previous post we reflected on the nature of the lama’s blessings and how…

The Lama’s Blessings: What are they and how can we receive them?

When we see someone we admire, perhaps because of their eloquence or just because of…

Can Science Aid The Understanding of Buddhism?

Between them, the master and scholar Karma Thinley Rinpoche, born in Eastern Tibet in 1931,…

Mahamudra in the Kagyu Tradition

Mahamudra, the ‘great seal’, is one of the two principal streams of practice in the…

Ancient Teachings Free Modern Hearts and Minds

How remarkable that a short text composed in Tibet some 750 years ago should carry…

Buddhist Deities – What on Earth Could They Be?

A general point about the dharma is that no dharma teaching can be taken in…

Summer Retreat in France

The Summer course at Sakya Changlochen Ling in France recently finished. In the first week  Lama Jampa Thaye taught…

What is Tantra? Removing the Mystique

To all outward appearances, Buddhist tantra can seem strange and mysterious as well as, perhaps,…