Vajrayana

Tantric Buddhism, charting the "fast path" to realization
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    Tricycle pilgrims make it to the Tiger's Nest Paid Member

    Tricycle Pilgrims are troopers—most of us made the arduous hike to the Tiger's Nest, or the Taktsang Palphug Monastery, as the Bhutanese call it. Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), who brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet and Bhutan, is said to have meditated there in a cave for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. Built in 1692, the monastery was rebuilt after a fire in 1998. I should add that we not only made it up but also made it back down. Some sore muscles but nothing serious! Image: Approaching the Tiger's Nest, Paro Valley, Bhutan. © Risto Kuulasmaa. More »
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    Thanksgiving Blessing Paid Member

    Tricycle pilgrim receives blessing from Khenpo Khatar Rinpoche at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, which the group visited yesterday. A 40km drive from Kathmandu, the monastery sits atop the Himalayan foothills, offering stunning views. It was built at Namo Buddha, where, in a former life, the Buddha is said to have saved a starving Tigress and her cubs by offering himself as food. A stupa was built on the site and is considered one of the holiest places in Nepal. We're all grateful to have made the visit. Happy Thanksgiving! Image: Khatar Rinpoche offers Tricycle pilgrims blessings. © Risto Kuulasmaa. More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 37 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 37th verse. Watch the other videos here. 37 To dispel the suffering of beings without limit, With wisdom freed from the three spheres Direct all the goodness generated by these efforts To awakening — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. For more of Ken McLeod's teachings, visit Unfettered Mind.   More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 37 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 37th verse. Watch the other videos here. 37 To dispel the suffering of beings without limit, With wisdom freed from the three spheres Direct all the goodness generated by these efforts To awakening — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. For more of Ken McLeod's teachings, visit Unfettered Mind.   More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 37 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 37th verse. Watch the other videos here. 37 To dispel the suffering of beings without limit, With wisdom freed from the three spheres Direct all the goodness generated by these efforts To awakening — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. For more of Ken McLeod's teachings, visit Unfettered Mind.   More »