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!
21 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
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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:
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“,
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!
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.
28 Apr 2014 1 Comment
Greetings Bodhi Seeds!
A couple of videos from Belgrade Bodhi Path featuring our dear friend Pamela Gayle White! Enjoy!
02 Apr 2014 1 Comment
in Uncategorized Tags: Buddha, Buddha Pureland, Buddhism, Colossal, dharma practice, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, limitless possibilities, Pamela Gayle White, Pasadena Bodhi Path, Pure Imagination, Samantabhadra's Aspiration Prayer, Sandcastles, The Creators Project, Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho
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?
– 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.