In this new year, may auspiciousness light up the universe!
Every Tibetan Buddhist knows the life story and the songs of realization of the great Tibetan yogī Milarepa. The many songs of awakening by his Indian predecessors, the most famous among them the eighty-four mahāsiddhas, are much less known but equally profound, beautiful, and inspiring. Even less known are the songs and life-stories of their numerous female counterparts.
In Ponlop Rinpoche’s latest article, he teaches us that whatever our situation at this moment, whether it seems fortunate or unfortunate, we can choose to meet it as an opportunity to work with our mind. Then even a painful error can become an opportunity for awakening, an opportunity to transform our confusion into wisdom.
Nalandabodhi International joyfully announces the fourth annual Tara Drupchen to be held in Seattle, Washington on September 20-22, 2019. In all wisdom traditions, including Buddhism, it is said that the antidote to fear is loving-kindness. In Vajrayana Buddhism, the figure of Tara symbolizes loving-kindness and compassion — and a strong resolve to dispel the fears of all beings.