• Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    Vancouver, BC, Canada, 23 October 2014 - It was still dark as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove through driving rain, weather locals say is typical of Vancouver, to the UBC Thunderbird Arena, this morning. He was making an early start in order to perform preparatory rituals for an Avalokiteshvara empowerment.
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Shock and Sadness at the Recent Tragedy in Canada

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Shock and Sadness at the Recent Tragedy in Canada

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 23 October 2014 – In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his shock at the senseless acts of violence that took place in Ottawa yesterday, including an attack on the Parliament, resulting in the loss of life and injury.
  • Education of the Heart

    Education of the Heart

    Vancouver, BC, Canada, 21 October 2104 - After a long journey to Vancouver from India via Japan, on his fourth visit to the city, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first public engagement today was at John Oliver School. He witnessed two classroom demonstrations.
  • Maitreya Project finally lays foundation stone in Kushinagar, India

    Maitreya Project finally lays foundation stone in Kushinagar, India

    As the culmination of fifteen years of planning and preparation, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) conducted a Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for its Maitreya Project today in Kushinagar, India, the sacred pilgrimage site of Shakyamuni Buddha’s parinirvana.
  • Buddhist economics for Nepal

    Buddhist economics for Nepal

    Following the Buddhist concept of right livelihood can help maximise wellbeing for Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal  -- Right livelihood’ is one of the Buddha’s noble eightfold paths. But what does that mean for a Nepali, and how can we develop it? The ongoing changes within and around us, our attempts to draft a new constitution, and our neighbours’ push towards greater economic reforms, could change Nepali society in unprecedented ways and redefine what right livelihood can be.
  • Small grants for Triratna projects and Centres: the Growth Fund 2014

    Small grants for Triratna projects and Centres: the Growth Fund 2014

    Every year, Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) awards a number of small grants from its Growth Fund. This year five grants were made, to a total of GBP 3,575. Your Centre, group or project may like to consider applying next year.
  • Oldest Buddhist Manuscripts Damaged in Kashmir Floods

    Oldest Buddhist Manuscripts Damaged in Kashmir Floods

    Kashmir, Pakistan  -- An operation to restore priceless manuscripts, antiques and artefacts damaged in the recent Jammu and Kashmir floods has begun in India.
  • 7 Reasons You Should NEVER Skip Breakfast

    7 Reasons You Should NEVER Skip Breakfast

    Do you eat breakfast regularly? Many people find that they are often too busy in the morning to have breakfast. Some just say that they aren’t hungry enough when they wake up to want to eat anything substantial. Those who don’t eat breakfast could potentially be doing more harm to their bodies than good. Studies show that there are several important reasons to eat breakfast every single morning, no mater how busy you are and even if you aren’t very hungry. Listed below are 7 reasons to eat breakfast every morning and why it is so vital.
  • Winners of 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Announced

    Winners of 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Announced

    On 19 September, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, announced this year’s winners of the Toshihide Numata Book Prize: Erik Braun, professor of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and John K. Nelson, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. With a value of US$10,000, the Toshihide Numata Book Prize is awarded annually to writers of outstanding books in English on any area of Buddhist Studies.
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi

    Dharamsala, HP, India,10 October 2014 - Immediately on receiving news of the announcement of this year’s Nobel Prize winners, His Holiness wrote to both of the laureates.
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Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony
Feb 08 -- THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS)  — Thousands of people gathered yesterday at Huong Van Zen Monastery in central Thua Thien - Hue Province to pray to King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) for peace and prosperity.
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Secret Tibetan Book of the Dead | History Channel Documentary
Bardo Thodol: The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, it is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature. According to Tibetan tradition, the Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State was composed in the 8th century by Padmasambhava, written down by his primary student, Yeshe Tsogyal, buried in the Gampo hills in central Tibet and subsequently discovered by a Tibetan terton, Karma Lingpa, in the 14th century.[7][8] There were variants of the book among different sects.[9] The Tibetan Book of the Dead was first published in 1927 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz chose this title because of the parallels he found with the Egyptian Book of the Dead.[10] The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State is recited by Tibetan Buddhist lamas over a dying or recently deceased person, or sometimes over an effigy of the deceased. The name means literally "liberation through hearing in the intermediate state".
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