Lama Jampa Thaye’s visit to Pasadena Bodhi Path

Lama Jampa Thaye

Lama Jampa Thaye

Pasadena Bodhi Path was delighted and profoundly grateful for the wonderful opportunity and blessings to have been able to host Lama Jampa Thaye for a weekend of teachings. Lama Jampa gave teachings and explanations based on, “A Concise Lojong Manual” by the 5th Shamarpa. Along with the commentary from the text by the 5th Shamarpa, Lama Jampa include instructions and additional commentary given to him by our own, Kunzig Shamarpa Rinpoche shortly before he passed last year. This was indeed a blessing and displayed the transcendence of a great Master’s wisdom, that continues, beyond the illusion of form. Thank you Lama Jampa Thaye!

Lama Jampa Thaye visits with a little bodhisattva

Lama Jampa Thaye visits with a little bodhisattva

Blessings  Shamarpa & Lama Jampa Thaye

Blessings
Shamarpa & Lama Jampa Thaye

Lama Jampa Thaye This Weekend, April 18 – 19 Pasadena CA

Pasadena-LJT-Flyer-FINAL2Online Register here:  

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Please consider registering online, specially if you would like to participate in the catered lunch. It will assist us in knowing how much food to order. If it is more convenient for you to register at the time of the event, please send us an email letting us know you will attend and would like to join us for lunch, and we will reserve you a spot!
Send emails to pasadena@bodhipath.org
Thanks!
cesar

New from “Off the Cushion” in the Spring 2015 Issue of Tricycle

Spring 2015 Issue

Spring 2015 Issue

Dear friends,

If you are a member of Tricycle magazine, please check out the new article “Alleviating Suffering” in the Spring 2015 issue by one of Bodhi Path’s own, dharma teacher Pamela Gayle White.

Here’s the link to the online article:

http://www.tricycle.com/cushion/alleviating-suffering

If you don’t have a subscription, you can pick up an issue at your local newsstand!

You can also download a previous article from the Winter 2014 issue, “Bedside Bodhisattva“,

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73714044/BedsideBodhisattva.pdf

And if you are already a member, don’t forget to join the discussion online! Share your thoughts about the article by posting a comment and have a dialog with the online community and Pamela!

Best wishes!
cesar

Pamela Gayle White is a dharma teacher and translator in the Bodhi Path network and a Tricycle contributing editor. She is a chaplain resident at the University of Virginia Medical Center, “on sabbatical” from her regular activities.

Pamela Gayle White at Belgrade Bodhi Path

Dharma Teacher Pamela Gayle White

Dharma Teacher Pamela Gayle White

Greetings Bodhi Seeds!
A couple of videos from Belgrade Bodhi Path featuring our dear friend Pamela Gayle White! Enjoy!

http://www.adriamedia.tv/inspiracija/lama-pamela-gayle-white-zasto-nas-potraga-za-srecom-cini-nesrecnima_84a1cef464b7437185a9d3c6164344ce.html

http://www.adriamedia.tv/inspiracija/darma-i-karma-jednostavna-objasnjenja-lame-pamele-gayle-white_4c573d8465594b0bb185454f117101d5.html

Pure Imagination

A Buddha's Pureland

A Buddha’s Pureland

I discovered some time ago, through dharma practice, the limitless possibilities and potential of our experience. Before this, although I thought I felt this way I didn’t realize the limitations I was subtly applying through conceptualizing and labeling. When there was finally a glimpse of this, I noticed I really began to relax, and as Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche would say, began to have fun.

Studying Dharma texts can sometimes bring us to a point of, “Uhhh, hummm. Is this really possible?” At the beginning this was a common occurrence for me. But I followed my teacher’s advice and would keep an open mind. A very wide open mind. And would just say a mantra, “Why not?” And continued. I remember she said, “Asking why creates more concepts.” Or the potential to create more concepts. One might say this is crucial to developing discriminating mind. Personally, this is probably the very reason I am on the path, because of a certain question I asked at a very young age.

So now with this openness that seems, relatively speaking, to be a by-product of practice and meditation I’ve been most delighted and joyfully surprised when I have encountered phenomena that correlates somewhat, for me, with the teachings.

Here is a wonderful example of this. Sandcastles made on a grain of sand! Check out the video! Truly amazing. E ma ho!

Atop one particle, as many Buddhas as particles
are settled amidst Bodhisattvas, their spiritual heirs.
Thus Dharmadhatu, the entire sphere of being,
abounds with the Buddhas that I have envisioned.

– From Samantabhadra’s Aspiration Prayer.

 

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

– Pure Imagination, from Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

 

Samantabhadra’s Aspiration Prayer translated under the guidance of Shamar Rinpoché by Pamela Gayle White.

Available for free download.
http://www.bodhipath.org/sangcho_monlam/