Featured Articles and Journals: Tibetan Buddhism

November 3, 2015
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a popular Tibetan teacher who has written several best-selling books and is the leader of the
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October 26, 2015
Eric Ripert, chef and owner of Le Bernadin, a famous NYC Michelin-rated restaurant, said recently: I have applied good principles of Buddhism with the employees of Le Bernardin . . . [and] in the way of having more simplistic presentations than...
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April 28, 2015
An excerpt from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book The Middle Way.
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October 18, 2014
One of my first encounters with Tibetan Buddhism was a weekend program with a lovely lama from Ohio. She was wise and funny and relatable. It was spring, and she brought in a chocolate Easter bunny to put on the shrine. I liked the idea of the...
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September 17, 2014
The Dalai Lama, the world's best-known Tibetan Buddhist, stirred things up this week with an interview in which he seemed to suggest that he should be the last to hold that title. “The 14th Dalai Lama now is very popular. Let us then finish with a...
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June 18, 2014
Three seemingly disparate celebrities have lent their images and their names to a new campaign by Amnesty International to stop torture around the globe. 
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February 20, 2014
This is the title of an article in the current issue of Tricycle magazine. It consists of two verses and their commentaries from my book Reflections on Silver River. In publishing these excerpts, Tricycle is calling into question the...
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October 22, 2013
In the Sakka-pañha Sutta, it is said: Then Sakka, having delighted in & expressed his approval of the Blessed One's words, asked him a further question: "But what, dear sir, is the cause of envy & stinginess, what is their...
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by Paul S
June 10, 2013
"Try, Try, Try for Ten Thousand Years" From this day forthuntil I attain the very heart of enlightenment,12 pm T-storms1pm T-stormsAnd did you get whatyou wanted from this life, even so?
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May 26, 2013
Faculty to include contemplative pioneers Bob Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Joe Loizzo, Dan Siegel, Richie Davidson and Rick Hanson The Nalanda Institute announces that enrollment is now open for its inaugural Certificate Program in Contemplative...
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by Paul S
May 7, 2013
When I began practicing Buddhism, I started attending a local Tibetan center because it was the only local center in which practices were conducted in English and where I, as a teenager from a poor family, didn't have to shell out much for...
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April 24, 2013
Following last week's article on the dearth of female teachers in Tibetan Buddhism, it's wonderful to read today's story in the Telegraph, in which the Dalai Lama reiterates his publicly stated support for women leaders and the possibility of a...
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March 24, 2013
While iconic archetypes of feminine enlightenment (dakinis in the ancient language of Sanskrit) were erected on shrines, few women in Asia were actually emboldened to follow in their footsteps. That women participate equally is probably the single...
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January 12, 2013
The Buddha -- who was reluctant to teach in the first place -- didn't set out to create Buddhism. I think he'd endorse using the path he laid out to find your own wisdom. But the path requires you to keep checking in, to see if your wisdom comes...
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July 13, 2012
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June 13, 2012
Buddhist Teachings have been practiced and transmitted for two and half thousand years making their way from India into Burma and Southeast As
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June 4, 2012
This podcast features Sokuzan Bob Brown in a lecture and discussion around his deep experience in both Tibetan Tantric and Soto Zen practices.
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December 5, 2011
Recently, I participated in the "closing" of a Kagyu Tibetan Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Choling monastery in upstate New York.   These traditional Tibetan retreats last for three years, three weeks, and three days...
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November 12, 2011
"When I was quite young, living in Boulder, I was asked to teach a class, and it began. I honestly knew approximately zero at the time, but perhaps that was one approximation more than the next person, I suppose. In any case, it was the...
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November 5, 2011
"Nowadays, people think that if you have a Guru you would spend a great deal of time with them and they would be in your business constantly, but generally you receive instruction and then you go practice. At some point you check in or you...
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October 10, 2011
Buddhists often refer to "lineage";  the line of people through the ages to whom the Buddhist teachings have passed, beginning with the historical Buddha.  For example, the Tibetan Kagyu sect, in which I study,...
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March 14, 2011
I recently began a serious practice and study of Buddhism after years of humming and hawing about my spiritual home. It was a big decision—one that I didn't take lightly—and I thought it was worth sharing with other spiritual...
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October 13, 2010
I'm reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's a pretty compelling and personal look from a highly successful young novelist at the ethical choices he makes with regards to non-human sentient beings. Lisa Simpson, by the way,...
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