When we get involved in the deeper end of Buddhist philosophy, especially in Tibetan Buddhism, we will be introduced to the rope-snake, i.e., a coil of rope on the ground that is misperceived as a snake. By the force of that mis-apprehension, we naturally develop a fear reaction towards the snake, thinking that it is [...]
There is this OM AH HUM meditation taught by Lama Yeshe, the founder of the FPMT to which our centre is affliated to. It is a blend involving visualization or imagination, chanting, mindfulness and concentration.
As you would have heard by now, our precious teacher, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, has suffered a stroke in late April. In the days and weeks since then, we are once again treated to a teaching by Rinpoche. This time it is through how he deal with the effects of his stroke, which affected the [...]
I think it is not uncommon for people to wonder about what to do with our old karma, in particular, the negative ones that bring suffering to us–now or in the future. This is especially so when we have exhausted all rational means to deal with our problems and sufferings. We are left thinking: What [...]
Time passed quickly. It has been 2 months since my last post. Sounds really tragic. Just like in meditation, when we suddenly realized that a good block of time has passed since we sat down to meditate and all that we have done is daydreaming.
Right there and then, an opportunity presents itself. We can [...]
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