SIMHAMUKHA Wrathful Lion-Headed Dakini

SIMHAMUKHA Wrathful Lion-Headed Dakini

Reposted: Permission Requested of Author John Reynolds Vajranatha March 29th 2009 The Wrathful Wisdom Dakini Simhamukha In terms of these Higher Tantras, a meditation deity (yi-dam lha) who is both wrathful and female is the Jnana Dakini…

On Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Passing and My Time at Naropa

  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/obituaries/lawrence-ferlinghetti-dead.html Today we bid farewell to one of the original beat poets, Lawrence Ferlinghetti who died at 101, please listen to him read the Assassination Raga. https://allenginsberg.org/2018/03/wed-m-28/ As…
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Reflections on Religious Authority- Samaya, Secrecy and Scandal

An insider's look at religion, Tibetan Buddhism, ethics and a way forward.   I wonder how the mothers of the myriads of children in the Catholic religion feel, once they realize their children are sexually assaulted by priests under…
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Dawn Boiani-Sandberg relays dharma insights from interviews with Tsoknyi & Thrangu Rinpoche

Last year, I met with the number of noted Buddhist teachers here in Crestone Colorado, including Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Thrangu Rinpoche about the future of our Dharma practice after some of the concerns of the #metoo movement and many scandals…

Trauma Bonds~ Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic/ Borderline Abuse is much more ubiquitous than we know. Any contact with unfeeling, abusive people can be some of the most heartbreaking and damaging relationships we ever encounter and without education, can literally destroy lives,…

The Modern Ronin~ Real Spirituality vs. Religion

 A Ronin is a Japanese Samurai Warrior that has lost his (or her) master and yet wanders boldly and bravely into their life. Many of us are taking a hard look at religion, a "religious path" and longing to make real personal, spiritual progress…

Book Review: In Love With the World by Mingyur Rinpoche

There's an amazingly powerful, loving and gentle teacher you might have heard of named Mingyur Rinpoche. I am a close student of his father and brother and "grew up" with this family while I was living in Nepal for many years. I lived at his…
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Ode to Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg

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https://allthatsinteresting.com/beatniks-new-york#1 Lineage fathers, I supplicate your sordid AH divinity. ཨ   I had the privilege of meeting Burroughs at the Naropa Institute in the early 90's, I recall him being very…
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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö’s Prophecy of Things to Come

The Light That Makes Things Clear: A Prophecy of Things to Come⁠⁶ “The singular work entitled The Light That Makes Things Clear: A Prophecy of Things to Come,⁠⁷ was revealed by the late ‘Jam-byangs mKhyen-brtse Chos-kyi bLo-gros…
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Revised: The 14 Root Tantric Inspirations for the New Millennium

Buddhists scholars historically, are fond of lists. Many are feeling that this exceedingly male dominated tradition led way to some dated, heavy handed tenets and it's been suggested to rewrite them, remove punishment and hellish fears altogether.…
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What is Enlightenment? Series Part 4.- The Afterlife?

What is Enlightenment? Series Part 4.- The Afterlife? Reposted from May 24, 2019 on buddhistmala.com/by Dawn Boiani What really happens when we die, we would all love to know once and for all. Is there an afterlife? A young Colorado…

Shambhala Warrior Prophecy and Engaged Dharma by Joanna Macy

    In the future, the "Shambhala Warriors" *must be involved with politics, engaged Dharma, and social action* to help our world. This is not a time in human society for retreat and ignoring or losing heart. This is what…

Final Words of Chatral Rinpoche- The Future of Buddhism

Before His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche passed away (at age between 103 -105 years), a disciple asked him, "How will the rise and fall of the Dharma be like in the future?" Chatral Rinpoche replied, "Support…