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Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni

Jun 8, 2019
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Buddha Shakyamuni had 10 great disciples who are widely known for carrying his teachings and spreading Buddhism far and wide. All of them are male. However, Buddha also had several female disciples who attained Arhatship and exhibited astonishing qualities, such as paranormal powers and impenetrable states of mind that did not waver to temptations....

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乔金喇嘛:蒙古国家神谕

May 14, 2019
乔金喇嘛:蒙古国家神谕

根据伟大的蒙古学者洛桑谭丁所著的《Origins of Dharma in the Hor Regions》(中译名:霍尔地区的佛法起源),佛教分别以三波的方式进入霍尔地区(西藏康区北部)。

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Rinjung Lhantab: The Panchen Lama’s Collection of Sadhanas

Apr 29, 2019
Rinjung Lhantab: The Panchen Lama’s Collection of Sadhanas

The Rinjung Lhantab is a voluminous collection of tantric deity sadhanas (spiritual practices) that was compiled and edited by Palden Tenpai Nyima, the 7th Panchen Lama...

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The Selfless Dorje Shugden Oracle

Feb 25, 2019
The Selfless Dorje Shugden Oracle

Choyang Dulzin Kuten Lama was a respected oracle of two enlightened Dharma Protectors – Dorje Shugden and Setrap. Coming from humble beginnings, Choyang Kuten Lama experienced his first trance when he was seventeen years old...

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10 Significant Chinese Buddhist Scholars

Feb 10, 2019
10 Significant Chinese Buddhist Scholars

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Shin Tan) Since the introduction of Buddhism to China by Emperor Ming of Han (28–75 CE), the religion has shaped Chinese culture in a variety of areas, such as art, politics, literature and philosophy. The availability of large quantities of Buddhist scriptures in the Chinese language and the introduction of translations over the centuries made China an important proponent of Buddhism in the world, having disseminated Buddhism to Korea, Japan, Vietnam and other places. Below are 10 contemporary Chinese Buddhist scho...

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Zanabazar: The First High Saint of Mongolia

Feb 9, 2019
Zanabazar: The First High Saint of Mongolia

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Zanabazar (1635-1723) was the first high saint (Ondor Gegeen) of Mongolia. Although he was born to an aristocratic Khalkha Mongol family, Zanabazar is remembered today not for his privileged background, but for using his immense talent and charisma to propagate Buddhism and benefit his fellow countrymen. Widely regarded as the “Michelangelo...

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The Most Illustrious Panchen Sonam Drakpa

Dec 17, 2018
The Most Illustrious Panchen Sonam Drakpa

Within the lineage of Dorje Shugden’s incarnations, none is more illustrious than Panchen Sonam Drakpa. In that lifetime, he became the 15th Gaden Throne Holder and the Abbot of the Three Seats...

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Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov: The Dharma King of Buryatia

Nov 28, 2018
Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov: The Dharma King of Buryatia

Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov was a charismatic Buddhist master and visionary from Buryatia in Siberia. He was born at a time when Buddhism was flourishing in the region. However, as he had foreseen challenging times ahead, he did not let the favourable circumstances blind him. When the Russian civil war broke out, Tsydenov’s decision to...

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Shantideva: The Misunderstood Scholar and Mahasiddha

Nov 25, 2018
Shantideva: The Misunderstood Scholar and Mahasiddha

Shantideva was a Buddhist scholar, monk and philosopher, who lived between the 7th century and the 8th century. He is considered one of the 84 Mahasiddhas. Born a wealthy prince, Shantideva turned his back on the material world the night before he was to be crowned king. This extraordinary transformation blossomed from the teachings...

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The Vinaya Holder Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

Nov 19, 2018
The Vinaya Holder Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is perhaps one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden. In this incarnation, he is said to have made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa, thus laying the foundation for Dorje Shugden to manifest later, in another...

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Zasep Rinpoche Speaks Plainly About Dorje Shugden

Oct 25, 2018
Zasep Rinpoche Speaks Plainly About Dorje Shugden

In the world of Tibetan Buddhism, His Eminence Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is a name that is esteemed amongst practitioners of the Gelug tradition all over the world. From a grand childhood enthroned as a Tulku at an early age, to his epic flight out of Tibet, followed by a mission to benefit the spiritual...

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Geshe Ngawang Wangyal: America’s First Pioneering Buddhist Lama

Oct 15, 2018
Geshe Ngawang Wangyal: America’s First Pioneering Buddhist Lama

Geshe Ngawang Wangyal was the first lama to play a pivotal role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He was also the one who brought H.H. the Dalai Lama to the United States...

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Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

Oct 14, 2018
Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai) Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen is commonly referred to by his abbreviated name, ‘Sapan’. He was one of the most famous 13th Century Tibetan spiritual masters and scholars of the Sakya tradition. Sakya Pandita was not his name but a title attributed to him due to his scholarly...

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Great Savant of Tibet: Buton Rinchen Drub

Sep 8, 2018
Great Savant of Tibet: Buton Rinchen Drub

(By Pastor David Lai and Tsem Rinpoche) The great Buton Rinchen Drub (1290 – 1364) was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. He was a prolific translator and is credited with having compiled the Kangyur collection that contains the Indian scriptures based on the spoken words of the Buddha, and the Tangyur...

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Dungkar Monastery

Sep 1, 2018
Dungkar Monastery

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai) On the upper Yadong Hill, just 13 kilometres from Yadong County in Tibet, lies a historic monastery by the name of Dungkar. The surrounding area goes by many names, commonly Upper Tromo but also Tomo, Dromo or Chumbi. This monastery, whose name in Tibetan literally means ‘white conch shell’, was...

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Bojo Jinul: Uniter of Korean Buddhism

Aug 1, 2018
Bojo Jinul: Uniter of Korean Buddhism

Jinul Puril Bojo Daesa was a Korean Buddhist monk best known for combining the teachings of various Korean Buddhist sects into a single school known as the Jogye Order...

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ཁོང་རྣམས་ནོར་ཡོད་མ་རེད།

Aug 1, 2018
ཁོང་རྣམས་ནོར་ཡོད་མ་རེད།

(They Were Not Wrong) ང་རང་ཚོ་བསྟན་སྲུང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་གསོལ་བྱེད་མཁན། དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན། བླ་མ་སྐྱེས་ཆེན་དམ་པ། གྲུབ་ཐོབ། གྲུབ་ཐོབ་ཆེན་པོ་མང་པོ་དང་། ཆོས་ལུགས་སྣ་ཚོགས་འཛིན་མཁན་ ༢༠༥ ཡོད་པ་རྣམས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་དང་འབྲེལ་ཡོད་པ་རེད།

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Paramahansa Yogananda: The Father of Yoga in the West

Jul 26, 2018
Paramahansa Yogananda: The Father of Yoga in the West

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian saint and yogi who introduced the ancient teachings of Kriya Yoga to the world...

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Shirdi Sai Baba: The Wise Indian Saint

Jul 26, 2018
Shirdi Sai Baba: The Wise Indian Saint

Sai Baba of Shirdi is an Indian saint who practised both Hinduism and Islam. He dedicated his life to ascetic practice and to spreading the message of love...

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Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen

Jul 13, 2018
Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen

Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was born in Drangyul, in U in 1374. A Kadampa monk, he was a main disciple of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa and Gyeltsab Darma Rinchen...

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