Preghiera per il ritorno di Ribur Rinpoche

Il Ven Lama Ribur Rinpoche

Il Ven Lama Ribur Rinpoche

Lama Zopa RInpoce ha composto questa preghiera per il veloce ritorno di Ribur Rinpoce, chiedendo di diffonderla subito sebbene non sia stata ancora ultimata la revisione finale. Potete trovare questa preghiera anche sul sito della FPMThttp://www.fpmt.org/teachers/ribur.asp, insieme alle foto della cerimonia della cremazione.

Il Suono Melodioso del Grande Tamburo degli Dei

Una Dolente Richiesta per il Veloce Ritorno

dell’Incredibilmente Gentile Padre Lama

Lama Chakrasamvara, tu che tutto pervadi e tutto comprendi, la cui santa mente è inseparabile dalla grande compassione, te ne sei andato nella terra pura di Takpa Kacho. Come un bambino in una terra desolata privato delle cure amorevoli dei genitori, ci domandiamo: Non ci vedi, noi esseri trasmigratori miserevoli discepoli rimasti senza guida e senza rifugio? Per favore ascolta il nostro pianto addolorato. Ricordiamo che solo da te, il Salvatore, riceviamo la gentilezza di felicità, pace e perfezione del passato, del presente e del futuro. Continue reading »

Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima: Transforming Suffering

Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima:  We need to stop looking at harmful circumstances as problems and make every effort to view them as beneficial.

Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima: We need to stop looking at harmful circumstances as problems and make every effort to view them as beneficial.

Transforming Suffering and Happiness

by Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima

Homage

I pay homage to Noble Avalokiteśvara, recalling his qualities:
Forever joyful at the happiness of others,
And plunged into sorrow whenever they suffer,
You have fully realized Great Compassion, with all its qualities,
And abide, without a care for your own happiness or suffering![1]

Statement of Intent

I am going to put down here a partial instruction on how to use both happiness and suffering as the path to enlightenment. This is indispensable for leading a spiritual life, a most needed tool of the Noble Ones, and quite the most priceless teaching in the world.

There are two parts:

1) how to use suffering as the path, Continue reading »

Bodhicaryavatara’s Commentary by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Shantideva: Just as by the fires at the end of time
Great sins are utterly consumed by bodhicitta Thus its benefits are boundless
As the Wise and Loving Lord explained to Sudhana

Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Bodhicaryavatara) by A Commentary of Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note – Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche said it best: “Buddhas are born from Bodhisattvas; Bodhisattvas are born from bodhicitta.” The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life or in Sanskrit, Bodhicaryavatara, is the most celebrated and spectacular exposition on the mighty altruistic intention and conduct of the Bodhisattva.

To embark on the reading, let alone the study of, the Bodhicaryavata takes guts. Its 914 verses challenge every fibre in your body, every corner or your mind and when you complete the book, it leaves you feeling embarrassed at having your innermost thoughts and deeds spread out on a page in front of you. Yet, hope is a little brighter because the possibilities are infinite. Continue reading »

Lama Zopa: Meditations to Generate Realizations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Meditate on bodhicitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Meditate on bodhicitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Meditations to Generate Realizations

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practice advice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche. With regard to your meditation, you can train your mind in the generation stage, until one sees all gurus as buddha and all buddhas as the guru, until one has very strong, stable devotion, not the devotion that arises after just a few hours or days, but devotion spontaneously arising from the heart. Continue reading »

Geshe Yeshe Tobden: Divinity yoga

Ven Ghesce Yesce Tobten and Ven. Ghesce Ciampa Gyatzo

Ven Ghesce Yesce Tobten and Ven. Ghesce Ciampa Gyatzo

The Teachings of Ven.Geshe YesheTobden during a seminar in Turin, November 1-3, 1985. by Mariangiola Fracasso

REALITY: SUFFERING AND ITS CAUSES

Ven. Geshe Yeshe Tobden.

We will talk about the practice of Dharma. If we analyze the reality of our condition, we see that we want happiness and of course we do not want misery and suffering. We can have the happiness that comes from material things, but the eternal happiness can not be obtained through them.
You can say the same thing about suffering and misery: we can partially get rid of them through material objects, but not completely. Continue reading »

Chandrakīrti: Madhyamakavatara, Collection of Reasoning

Madhyamakavatara | Collection of Reasoning

by Chandrakīrti with commentary by Khen Rinpoche Namdrol

Motivation

Please listen to this explanation with the supreme motivation of bodhichitta, wishing to attain perfect awakening for the sake of all sentient beings.

Introduction to the Text

The Collection of Middle Way Reasoning

The great master Arya Nagarjuna was prophesied by the Buddha himself in the Root Tantra of Manjushri (Manjushrimula Tantra): Continue reading »