Tibetan Buddhism

  • Internet Dharma Talks from Jampal Norbu Namgyal Paid Member

    Yesterday, Jampal Norbu Namgyal, the tweny-one-year-old son of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, gave his first dharma talk to his father’s entire sangha. The talk—called "From the Cushion to the Grocery Store: Developing Positive Habits"—was part of a new series of free weekly dharma talks delivered via internet by Rinpoche, his wife Elizabeth Namgyal, and Jampal. The series, currently airing from Boulder and Crestone, Colorado, is called the Link, and takes place every Sunday at ten o’clock, mountain time. More »
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    The Dalai Lama to be honored in Memphis Paid Member

    From the Memphis Commercial Appeal online: The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader and head of the government-in-exile of Tibet, will receive the International Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum Sept. 23. Basketball great Julius Erving will receive the museum's "Legacy Award" four days later, while Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of murdered civil-rights activist Medgar Evers and former NAACP chairwoman, will receive the "National Freedom Award." Read more here. More »
  • Exclusive interview with Nati Baratz, director of "Unmistaken Child" Paid Member

    The Fall issue of Tricycle—coming to a newsstand or mailbox near you soon—features a review of the film Unmistaken Child and a short interview with the filmmaker. Below is a lightly longer version of the same conversation, and here's a list of showimes for the film. The film has garnered attention for its unsparing account of the wonders as well as the difficulties of the tulku system. A young monk searches for the reincarnation of his deceased master and finds him in a small boy. The boy is then removed from his family and entered into a life of devotion to the dharma. More »
  • Growing support for Tibet in China Paid Member

    According to a report by the Associated Press, there is growing support for Tibet in China. Speaking today of the estimated 4,000 Tibetans imprisoned in the wake of last year's anti-Chinese riots in Lhasa, the Dalai Lama, quoted in the report, claims that sympathy for Tibet is growing: "Many Chinese are showing solidarity with us," the Dalai Lama said in a hockey arena in Lausanne, where he was giving two days of public teachings on Buddhism to up to 6,000 spectators. More »
  • Feeding Your Demons Paid Member

    We all have demons. They're not nasty ghouls or goblins or things with horns—they're worse. In "Feeding Your Demons," from the Summer 2008 Tricycle, Tsultrim Allione describes them this way: Demons are our obsessions and fears, feelings of insecurity, chronic illnesses, or common problems like depression, anxiety, and addiction. Feeding our demons rather than fighting them may seem to contradict the conventional approach of attacking and attempting to eliminate that which assails us, but it turns out to be a remarkable alternative and an effective path to liberation from all dichotomies. More »
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    Daily Dharma, July 27th, 2009 - The Jewel in the Rubbish Heap Paid Member

    When you see ordinary situations with extraordinary insight it is like discovering a jewel in rubbish. If work becomes part of your spiritual practice, then your regular, daily problems cease to be only problems and become a source of inspiration. Nothing is rejected as ordinary and nothing is taken as being particularly sacred, but all the substance and material available in life-situations is used. - Chogyam Trungpa, The Myth of Freedom (Shambhala Publications) Sign up for the Daily Dharma or Tricycle Community Newsletter More »