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"Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition," by Andrew Holecek. "Death is one of the most precious experiences in life. It is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." ... "This book will help you prepare. It is based on the richness of Tibetan thanatology (the study of death and dying) and includes many references for those who want to study the complexities of the bardos in more detail."

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“How to Celebrate one’s Birthday in the Buddhist Tradition.” 1024px-2008-Buddha's_Birthday-Seoul-01

Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition: 9781559394086: Andrew Holecek: Books: Shambhala Publications

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Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International and master teacher of the Bön Buddhist tradition, is known for his ability to make ancient Tibetan teachings accessible to modern-day students. In this enlightening interview, the author of The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life discusses the true source of illness and the nature of the soul. “It’s a sense of absolute balance of…

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Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition - Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology

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Basic instructions on how to perform prostrations in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, given by the Venerable Thubten Chodron from Sravasti Abbey

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In Buddhist tradition, a seven bowl offering set may be placed on the altar for water, flowers, incense, light, perfume, food, and music, or other traditional offerings.

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The first in an occasional series of letters from India by Viradhamma from San Francisco in the U.S., on his travels through India working for DharmaJiva as part of their Buddhist Renaissance project. DharmaJiva is a non-sectarian Buddhist network that works against caste oppression and includes both Western and Asian Buddhist traditions.

“Rigpa is a Tibetan word, which in general means ‘intelligence’ or ‘awareness’. In Dzogchen, however, the highest teachings in the Buddhist tradition of Tibet, rigpa has a deeper connotation, ‘the innermost nature of the mind’. The whole of the teaching of Buddha is directed towards realizing this, our ultimate nature, the state of omniscience or enlightenment – a truth so universal, so primordial that it goes beyond all limits, and beyond even religion itself." Sogyal Rinpoche

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