Protector Principle: Averting the Negativity of the Old Year

by Dorje Loppön Lodrö Dorje The year end Mamo Days practice is a means of clearing up the environmental negativity of the whole year. It is traditional at this time to invoke the transforming power of realization in the form of the Dharma Protectors’ practice. The karmic forces which shape our world are both personal … Continue 

No Complaint

Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche When I visited Tibet in 2001, I frequently performed ceremonies outdoors. On one occasion, thousands of people gathered in a high, beautiful valley. It began to rain — just a light drizzle — but at 13,000 feet, any precipitation turns the weather cold. Fifty of us were under a brightly … Continue 

Is it good or bad to have a big ego?

By Susan Piver As a Buddhist teacher and someone with a lifelong interest in spirituality, I have attended my share of, well, interesting gatherings. From months-long meditation retreats where the vast and profound dharma is practiced, to sweaty evenings of devotional chanting, to workshops on using Sacred Geometry to attract love, to cocktail parties where … Continue 

Accountability | By Acharya Fleet Maull

Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s) are all about accountability, right? Well,  here I use CPA as something different. In this model, the C stands for Caused it (or created it). Looking into ourselves, and looking deeper into our story, we are able to see if there is someway we caused it, created it or at least … Continue 

How Do You Do Peace?

A wonderful video comprised of excerpts from various public talks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche during 2013.   Imagining Peace with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

A Bow | By Acharya Fleet Maull

It’s a very simple human gesture to take a good posture and offer a bow to each other.  As we take the posture, in the same way we are working with the meditation, we are taking our seat with good head and shoulders. We are gathering our mind, gathering our energy in one place, connecting … Continue 

Sakyong’s 2013 Harvest of Peace Address

Video of the Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace address. To read the address, please scroll down, and enjoy. Food Conversation and Mediation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Greetings, everyone. A very warm and cheerful Harvest of Peace day! Today, I am addressing you from London, in the United Kingdom, where we have just concluded the Awake in … Continue