Buddhism

  • Treasury of Lives: Vairocanavajra Paid Member

    Biography and autobiography in Tibet are important sources for both education and inspiration. The authors involved in the Treasury of Lives mine primary sources to provide English-language biographies of every known religious teacher from Tibet and the Himalaya, all of which are organized on their website. The following summarizes the biography of Vairocanavajra written by Dan Martin. More »
  • Sand Mandala Commemorates Akong Rinpoche Paid Member

    Last month, a group of Tashi Lhunpo monks created a sand mandala at London's Samye Dzong to commemorate its founder, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who was killed in China on October 8th. Of all the artistic traditions of tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand is one of the most exquisite. The mandala represents the celestial mansion or abode of a principal deity or deities, surrounded by their retinues, and representing the path and fruition of the particular cycle of practices. More »
  • Treasury of Lives: Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Paid Member

    Biography and autobiography in Tibet are important sources for both education and inspiration. The authors involved in the Treasury of Lives mine primary sources to provide English-language biographies of every known religious teacher from Tibet and the Himalaya, all of which are organized on their website. The following summarizes the biography of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, by Antonio Terrone.  More »
  • An Act of Conscience Paid Member

  • Taming the Mind Paid Member

    In this exclusive online video teaching filmed at the Garrison Institute in upstate New York, Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche speaks with Tricycle on an array of topics concerning Buddhism and modernity. Rinpoche explains how to rid ourselves of unhealthy habits (from alcoholism to poor diet) and how to live amongst unhealthy surroundings, as well as argues that technology can be helpful "if we have a good heart." "Buddhism is the science of the mind and the art of life," he says in the teaching. "The bottom line is: how can we be more kind to each other?" More »