We just celebrated Chötrul Düchen, the magical displays of Dharma performed by the Buddha to preserve the Buddhadharma by defeating through debate the non-believers, preventing conversion. What a wonderful way to start the new year by firmly planting the Dharma. We aspire to achieve not the magical powers, but full enlightenment in order to have the power and ability to serve others fully. Remembering our Buddha nature connects us with our eventual enlightenment and infuses deeper purpose in our everyday often mundane lives. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave teachings on the life stories of the Buddha (Jataka tales), Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland,’ and conferred the Bodhisattva vows (dalailama.com).
When we run around in our normal daily lives, much goes under the radar. It is very helpful to spend some time quietly away from the hustle and bustle. Taking a walk in nature or […]
Days pass one after another without much reflection and adjustment. We can easily become complacent. We get older, and one day the doctor informs us of a series disease. We start ruminating about our impending […]