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Nagarjuna: The Founder of Madhyamaka

Nov 24, 2018
Nagarjuna: The Founder of Madhyamaka

Arya Nagarjuna was a famous Mahasiddha, Buddhist philosopher, and alchemist who was born 400 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana. He is known for establishing the Middle Path (Madhyamaka) Buddhist tradition, making gold to fulfil the needs of the Sangha, and retrieving the Prajnaparamita Sutra from the Naga realm. Nagarjuna is considered the first of...

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Emptiness with a Heart of Compassion

Feb 1, 2017
Emptiness with a Heart of Compassion

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends around the world, I have always been very attracted to Buddhism since young, although my parents forbade me to engage in it fully. I would always look for secret opportunities to do my sadhanas (daily prayers) and would be beaten severely if I were caught in the act. It...

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On the Importance of Relating to Unseen Beings

Dec 23, 2016
On the Importance of Relating to Unseen Beings

(By Tsem Rinpoche) This short but well rounded article is a great read for everyone, whether you are new or have been exposed to Buddhism for a long time. It sums up the core concepts of Tibetan Buddhism succinctly enough for the beginner Buddhist to grasp, yet is deep enough to hint at the...

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What Do You Think?

Apr 20, 2016
What Do You Think?

This video was on my Facebook newsfeed and suffice to say, it disturbed me. It disturbed me because it was basically senseless pain being inflicted on another being. Not to say inflicting pain on anyone is excusable or justifiable under any circumstances, but in this case it was totally and entirely without utility. What...

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The Jonang Lineage

Jan 3, 2016
The Jonang Lineage

(By Tsem Rinpoche) When I was 15 years old and still living in Howell, New Jersey, I found out that H.H. the Dalai Lama would be visiting Wisconsin to give the first ever Kalachakra initiation in the West. I was so excited! Many Kalmyks who lived in my town had booked buses and hotels...

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