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Windhorse and the energy of good fortune

By Michael Lobsang Tenpa One of the sights fairly ubiquitous in the Tibetan Buddhist world—and these days, also in New Age stores and yoga studies of every kind—is the sight of the Buddhist prayers flags. Surprisingly, these colourful flags made of fabric are visually similar to the Mexican papel picado, the main difference being that…

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Setting up a Daily Meditation Practice

By Lewis Gwilt Setting up a daily meditation practice can be challenging and easier said than done. There is a lot to process and take in. What type of meditation should it be? How long should we do it for? How often should we practise? This post will go through these questions and provide the…

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Chandrakirti: Entering the middle way

Geshe-la’s new philosophy course starting next month is based on Chandrakirti’s teachings on the Middle Way. But who is Chandrakirti, what is the Middle Way and why are his teachings important? Who is Chandrakirti? Chandrakirti was a sixth and seventh century Indian Buddhist scholar of Nagarjuna’s Madhyamaka, “Middle Way”, philosophy who studied at the renowned…

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To kindness (and beyond) in 108 beads

By Michael Lobsang Tenpa Very few things in the Dharmic traditions of the Indian subcontinent are as enigmatic as the origins of the number 108. While Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Jainism and Buddhism—along with the modern-day New Age authors—all have their own ideas about the signifance of the figure, no particular way to trace this number to…

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Approaching Emptiness

  By Lewis Gwilt Emptiness is a key concept in Mahayana Buddhism but what is emptiness, why is it so key and what relevance does it have for our lives? What is emptiness? Emptiness, shunyata, is the reality that all things, including us, do not have separate existence. Not only does nothing exist separately or…

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The First Planetary Crisis Summit

Jamyang invites change makers and inspiring thinkers to the first Planetary Crisis Summit By Freddie Jenkins This month Jamyang is hosting our FPMT family to come together and engage in dialog about how best to address the challenges posed by the climate emergency, entrenched inequality, and  growing mental  health crises; in short, the suffering of…

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The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion

By Ginger Chih My passion to document the Tibetan experience began when the Tibet Fund asked me to explore a photographic record of the worldwide Tibetan diaspora. This project appealed to me as a documentary photographer for nearly ten years, a student of Tibetan Buddhism and an international consultant and executive coach who had integrated…

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News from Geshe Tashi

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering’s recent meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama marks a significant turning point in his career. Having submitted his resignation as Abbot of Sera Mey Monastery, Geshe la has accepted the esteemed role of Director at the Dalai Lama Centre for Tibetan and Ancient Indian Wisdom in Bodhgaya. This announcement…

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Exploring Buddhism Open Day!

Explore Buddhism: New Cycle Launch at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre! Join us for an Open Day in May with Geshe Tenzin Namdak and Losang Wangyel to learn about the course and the Buddhist study experience at Jamyang!

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Practicing generosity: A Great Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha statue for all the FPMT Centres

A generous benefactor offered to sponsor statues of The Great Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha to FPMT Centres and projects around the world.

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