I’ll be doing a post soon on my experience of Vajrasattva Ngondro, and thought it would be helpful to provide some background information on tantra. I myself wouldn’t be able to explain it very well, but I would like to provide some helpful resources that could. Continue reading
Dharma in the daily life, I belief is a very interesting topic. My teacher spoke on this once, and he said that Dharma in the daily life is a phenomenon more related to western buddhist practitioners. Continue reading
This is a contiuation of a post I did earlier, regarding buddhism and its spreading to the west and its place in the west. These are a series of interviews with Lama Yeshe, who founded the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, which has 100s of centers worldwide.
He goes over topics like dharma in a daily life, and what buddhist practitioners in the west can do to support the growth of Buddhism in western countries. I think this is good general background information for people interested about the place of Buddhism in the west. Continue reading
The Tibetans started spreading Buddhism to the West in the 1960’s. For centuries, the Tibetans had spent time perfecting their understanding of Buddhism and of the mind while living in relatively quiet isolation in the Himalayas. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in the 1950’s, the result was waves of Tibetans fleeing to the neighboring countries like India, Nepal and Bhutan. These waves of refugees brought the Buddhist teachings with them, which helped further the transmission of Buddhism into the west. Continue reading