Patrul Rinpoche: In Praise of Glorious Vajrasattva



In Praise of Glorious Vajrasattva

by Patrul Rinpoche

Homage to glorious Vajrasattva!

Like a mountain of snow, your body is brilliant white,
And your enlightened speech resounds as perfect Dharma,
Profound and expansive, your sky-like mind is twofold wisdom,
Blessed lord, spiritual warrior—to you I pay homage!

Even negative karma and obscurations accumulated over many eons
Are reduced to nothing in an instant merely by recalling your name, Continue reading »

Il Sutra del Cuore


Così una volta udii.

Il Bhagavan dimorava a Rajghir, sulla montagna Picco degli Avvoltoi, assieme a un vasto sangha di monaci e a un vasto sangha di bodhisattva. In quell’occasione il Bhagavan era assorbito nel samadhi sulle categorie dei fenomeni chiamato ‘percezione profonda’.

Contemporaneamente, il bodhisattva mahasattva arya Avalokiteshvara stava applicandosi proprio nella pratica della profonda perfezione della saggezza, e vide anche i cinque aggregati come vuoti di un’intrinseca natura.

Poi, tramite il potere del Buddha, il venerabile Shariputra così disse al bodhisattva mahasattva arya Avalokiteshvara: “Come deve addestrarsi ogni figlio del lignaggio che desideri impegnarsi nella pratica della profonda perfezione della saggezza?” Continue reading »

Central Doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism

Central Doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism

The first truth means that any form of conditioned existence is ultimately of the nature of suffering and dissatisfaction. The second truth means that suffering, which we all instinctively shun, comes about due to conditions, namely the afflictions that lie within us and the karmic actions which they impel us to perform. This state of suffering and delusion is often illustrated by means of the so-called Wheel of Life that depicts the interlocking chains of the “twelve links of dependent origination”. Continue reading »

Four Main Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

Four Main Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

There are four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyü, and Geluk. All four schools identify themselves as belonging to the Mahayana or “Great Vehicle” tradition, and therefore are proponents of universal enlightenment. Historically the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism Continue reading »