Every now and then a spiritual or secular giant of unimaginable power appears on the world stage to bring order and harmony.
Commitment is the essence of the Buddhist vows. They mark the dedication of one's life to refraining from any harmful deeds and to fostering peace and joy in oneself and others.
If we perfect the realization of the true essence or the true nature of the mind, we perfect the realization of the true nature of everything and attain Buddhahood.
The Key to the Precious Treasury (rin chen dzod kyi de mig) is one of the most important treatises on the cycle of the Secret Essence (sangwa’i nyingpo) tantra of the Nyingma composed by one of the greatest luminaries of Tibet, Jigmed Tenpa’i Nyima, the third Dodrupchen Rinpoche (1865-1926)
It is beneficial to observe positive karmic obligations - secular or religious - and refrain from negative karmic deeds.
No matter how negative our life may be now, Buddhism shows us how we can dispel the nightmare of our confusion and usher in the dawn of peace and joy when we die.
Consider the mental, habitual and cultural background of the person and think about what help would best suit them.
We have all asked ourselves: “What should I do with my life?”
Translation of a teaching by Jigme Tenpe Nyima, the Third Dodrupchen Rinpoche.
The body is not our identity. Mind is our identity. It is who we are.