Advice from the Spiritual Friend
04/01/2013 16:09 (GMT+7)
It's important that someone loves you, but it is even more important that someone has anger towards you. You see, if someone loves you it does not help you benefit numberless sentient beings or actualize the entire path to enlightenment. So why is this person the most precious thing to me. Because they are angry with you. To you, this person's anger is like a wish-granting jewel.
Advice from the Spiritual Friend 2
06/01/2013 17:52 (GMT+7)
Reflecting on impermanence and death makes life highly meaningful, and so quickly and so powerfully destroys the delusions and seed imprint. It is very easy to meditate on and one can cease the delusions. It leads one to begin to practice Dharma, and to continue and complete the practice.

Practicing Dharma in Daily Life
07/01/2013 16:01 (GMT+7)
Marriage
07/01/2013 22:27 (GMT+7)
The vows of marriage are not only part of an external ceremony. More importantly, they represent an internal, mental commitment. To understand how to uphold that commitment throughout your life, you need to understand the larger framework of these vows.

Relating to Your Path
08/01/2013 20:50 (GMT+7)
Lord Buddha himself exhorted his students not to get attached to his teachings: "If I give you this teaching, promise me that you won't get attached to it." 
Meditating on Mortality: An Interview with Mortician Caitlin Doughty
11/01/2013 19:07 (GMT+7)
According to Mike Belsito, who runs a funeral planning website, the word "death" is searched for on Google 68,000,000 times per month. "For perspective," he writes, "that's twice as much as the search results for the word 'marriage'—and more than thirteen times as much as the results for 'happiness.'" When the Tricycle staff were planning our current issue, which features a large special section on death and dying, we didn't know these numbers. But we're happy to learn that we're not the only ones interested in our own mortality.

Mount Kailash - Heart of the Mimalayan Buddhist Tradition
12/01/2013 10:38 (GMT+7)
Join us as we cross the Himalayas through Nepal and Tibet to Mount Kailash, source of some of Asia’s mightiest rivers and spiritual center of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Advice on the Benefits of Prayer Wheels
14/01/2013 18:45 (GMT+7)
If someone with AIDS, cancer or some other disease meditated like this and every day, for as many hours as possible, there would definitely be some effect. I know quite a few people who have completely recovered from terminal cancer through meditation.

The True Nature of Life
15/01/2013 11:11 (GMT+7)
How to Make Light Offerings to Accumulate the Most Extensive Merit
16/01/2013 12:31 (GMT+7)
It is said in the Ten Wheel Sutra of the Essence of Earth (Kshitigarbha): "All comfort, happiness and peace in this world are received by making offerings to the Rare Sublime Ones (the Triple Gem), therefore those who like to have comfort, happiness and peace always attempt to make offerings to the Rare Sublime Ones."

Questions of Faith: Knox Buddhism
17/01/2013 16:29 (GMT+7)
“Buddhism is all about mind training and controlling your mind. When I can remember to be mindful throughout the day, I’m applying it. I’ve already noticed a change in the many years I’ve been practicing Buddhism. Things don’t bother me as much,” Conant says.
My first encounter with Buddhism at Tushita Meditation Centre
18/01/2013 10:58 (GMT+7)
Ruta Vilkaite, a volunteer journalist at the Tibet Post International, describes her ten-day stay at the Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamshala, northern India.

Emotions : Bruised Ego
18/01/2013 11:47 (GMT+7)
Criticism of MotherRinpoche sent the following letter to a student who had written saying that her mother was criticized a lot, and what could she do to help her.
Social media guidelines for so-called Vajrayana students
22/01/2013 13:34 (GMT+7)
It’s important to maintain secrecy in the Vajrayana. The Vajrayana is called ‘the secret mantra yana’ because it is intended to be practiced in secrecy. It is not secret because there is something to hide, but in order to protect the practitioner from the pitfalls and downfalls that ego can bring to the practice.

Countering Stress and Depression
30/01/2013 11:45 (GMT+7)
A great Tibetan teacher of mind training once remarked that one of the mind’s most marvellous qualities is that it can be transformed. I have no doubt that those who attempt to transform their minds, overcome their disturbing emotions and achieve a sense of inner peace, will, over a period of time, notice a change in their mental attitudes and responses to people and events. Their minds will become more disciplined and positive. And I am sure they will find their own sense of happiness grow as they contribute to the greater happiness of others.
Words of Truth
02/02/2013 11:18 (GMT+7)
This prayer, Words of Truth, was composed by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, on 29 September 1960 at his temporary headquarters in the Swarg Ashram at Dharamsala, Kangra District, Himachal State, India. This prayer for restoring peace, the Buddhist teachings, and the culture and self-determina-tion of the Tibetan people in their homeland was written after repeated requests by Tibetan government officials along with the unanimous consensus of the monastic and lay communities.

How to defeat lust within minutes
03/02/2013 12:59 (GMT+7)
Lust is a very common instinct. It is found in every living creature on earth. It is the primary cause for reproduction. As a superior race humans are sometimes obliged to control the sensation of lust. Uncontrolled lust wastes vital energy. This document will provide some quick ways to control it.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change
03/02/2013 19:29 (GMT+7)
Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth

Awareness THE KEY TO LIVING IN BALANCE
05/02/2013 09:43 (GMT+7)
Everyone has experienced moments of awakening when time seems to stop and you are suddenly aware of every movement, every sound, every thought. Awareness, says Osho, is the key to being self-directed, centered, and free in every aspect of our lives.
South Korea ‘temple cuisine’ feeds body and soul
07/02/2013 10:59 (GMT+7)
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea -- A centuries-old tradition of Buddhist cuisine, with strict bars on foods linked to lust or anger, is enjoying a revival in South Korea, one of Asia's most high-stress societies.

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