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: 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
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!
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
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 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
Madhyamakavatara | Collection of Reasoning
by Chandrakīrti with commentary by Khen Rinpoche Namdrol
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