Tag Archives: Tibetan Buddhism

Happy Losar

Those of us who observe and practice Tibetan Buddhism, will celebrate Losar the next three days. Losar is the variety of Asian New Year that sometimes shares the same date with Chinese New Year. Tibetan culture is structured around a … Continue reading

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Thoughts Involving Yama

On my 28th birthday, many years ago, a simple card arrived from my guru.  He wished me well and reminded me to contemplate Yama.  The previous year, he had given a talk about Yama, one of the Tibetan wrathful deities … Continue reading

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A Few Things About Pema Chödrön

Once you overlook her purple robes, you notice that Pema Chödrön is a funny, honest, down-to-earth, person. Even though she is a rarity in the Tibetan Buddhist community, a bikhsuni (nun) in the Vajrayana way, she brings practical wisdom to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama gets two 80th birthdays. He was already honored on June 21st, the day that coincides with the traditional date, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. By actual, modern reckoning, His actual birthday is today. The current … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Earlier this summer, Jorge and I were enjoying a televised baseball game between the Giants and the Dodgers.  Los Angeles scored in the first inning when Adrian Gonzalez aided Carl Crawford. There was one out, with a sacrifice fly to … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Escapes

During the past 53 years, there has been a glimmer of hope among the people of Tibet. That is Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama will be able to safely return to his homeland. For a longer time than His … Continue reading

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