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Meditation Monastic practice Shedra study versus practice

DHARMA: STUDY VERSUS PRACTICE

Buddha Lotus Painting Contrary to common outsider conceptions of monastic life, the place held by meditative practices (here defined as practices involving states of absorbed concentration) within the everyday practices of the average Tibetan Buddhist monk is quite minimal. Indeed, the majority of monks within the Tibetan tradition we are primarily exposed to at the […]

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Golden Temple Patan

The Hidden Story of the Golden Temple at Patan

There are many stories in Nepal. Because these stories are very interesting– as last time I had shared the story about the Jacket from the Naga land— I would like to introduce the story of the Golden Temple in Patan at this time.   When people talk about Patan, the Golden Temple will show up […]