The Tantric Buddhism of the Himalayas; its best-known teacher is the Dalai Lama
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    Know Jealousy for What It Is Paid Member

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    Recognizing and Transforming Jealousy and Envy Paid Member

    We all know what the Buddha said about anger. But what did he say about jealousy and envy? These two complex emotions are simultaneously ubiquitous and invisible: they frequently visit us, but we are loath to admit to feeling them. Who better than the Venerable Thubten Chodron, a longtime Tibetan Buddhist nun, to help ease us out of shame and into recognition with her characteristic warmth and humor? Offering more than mere sympathy, she shows us how jealousy and envy quietly feed off our attachments and how we can ultimately overcome them. More »
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    Transforming the Green-Ey'd Monster Paid Member

    I hate to admit I’m jealous. But the physical feeling is unmistakable. There is clenching in the belly and jaw, a fight-or-flight response in the limbs. A stab of pain in the heart. The ancient Greeks thought that an overproduction of bile, which turned the skin a pale, putrid green, caused such emotions as jealousy. Green is the color of jealousy still—and of poison. This is what jealousy does: it poisons our hearts and minds, often toward those closest to us. More »
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    "Like Roaring Earth" Paid Member

    I was in Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is one of the popular tourist attractions in Nepal. I had brought guests of mine from China to show them around. I have been traveling a lot recently, so I hear the roar of jet engines frequently. That’s exactly what it sounded like in the first few seconds of the earthquake: a roar, and all of the birds flew into the air at once. I thought, “Oh, there must be something flying next to us.” And then everything started to shake, and I knew it wasn’t that. More »
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    On What Is Most Important Paid Member

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    This interview with the scholar-practitioner Anne Carolyn Klein was originally published in the July–December issue of Mandala, a magazine run by the nonprofit organization Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. We are republishing it here because of its excellent discussion of transmission, the secularization of Tibetan Buddhism as it has come West, and other ideas that speak practically and directly to the experiences of Western dharma practitioners. —Eds. More »