The Last Dalai Lama

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Tenzin Gyatso, the “holder of the ocean of Dharma,” IVth Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, the embodiment of Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, leader of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, Nobel Prize winner and possibly the most widely known … Continue reading

Kalachakra: Turning the Wheel of Time

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 One purpose of the entire Kalachakra Initiation is to turn the wheel of time, to accelerate our encounter with our own karma. Because the wheel is also symbolic of timeless bliss, we are also presented, as is the intention of … Continue reading

Bodhgaya II

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I am here to attend teachings offered by Mingyur Rinpoche at the Tergar Monastery. He teaches in English, with simultaneous translation into Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Tibetan, Spanish and Japanese. In the main gompa, I am surrounded by 500 students from … Continue reading

Michael Franti at Red Rocks, Colorado

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Could there be any better place to view the dying of the light than the Red Rocks Park Amphitheater in Golden, Colorado? From our vantage point about mid-way up the steeply terraced venue, the sky gave us darkening clouds, distant … Continue reading

Surrender

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  When you realize everything to be your own mind All that can be seen is empty, dharmakaya. One is not fettered by appearance, but by attachment. So cut your deluded attachment, heart-children! –Shabkar Tsokdrug Rangdrol, Flight of the Garuda   … Continue reading

Tsoknyi Gechak School II

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It seems so long ago now, but before the earthquake(s), follow-up visits to the Tsoknyi Gechak School for further environmental education took place for the combined classes 5&6 (ages 14-16). These visits were to talk about climate change in Nepal … Continue reading