Khenpo Tsering visits Pasadena Bodhi Path

We had the good fortune and blessings to have our teacher and friend Khenpo Tsering visit our group last Wednesday night and give teachings this weekend at the home of our dear friend and dharma sister, Jean Loo. Many thanks to everyone who contributed in making this weekend a most enjoyable one. Khenpo elucidated the 5th Chapter, Vigilant Introspection, of the Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra, Way of the Bodhisattva. We all benefited greatly from Khenpo’s explanations and his wonderful stories.

“Khenpo finished his teachings of Chapter 5 Vigilant Introspection with 109 verses in A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva.  Look forward to more teachings.” – Jean Loo

Khenpo with Francesca, Erinn, and Nastassja at our Wednesday night class

Khenpo and the sangha at Jean’s home

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O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,

"O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie," by Philip Appleman, from Selected Poems (University of Arkansas).

“O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,”
by Philip Appleman, from Selected Poems (University of Arkansas).

I thought I’d share this wonderful poem since we have been on the topic of “karma” the last few weeks. Enjoy!

Heart of Practice – Images from our Summer 2015 Retreat

Seven Circles Retreat

Seven Circles Retreat

Some photos of our Summer Retreat at the Seven Circles Retreat in Badger CA.

Enjoy!

Heart of Practice Retreat Slideshow

Existential Bummer

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How Buddhists are helping after the Earthquake

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In this dispatch, VICE news visits Bhaktapur, where the Nepal Buddhist Federation is cleaning up the area, while international aid is yet to arrive. In Kathmandu, we speak with Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, about how Nepalis are responding to the earthquake’s aftermath, and how they feel about the government’s response.

Watch “The Area Hardest Hit (Dispatch 4)” – http://bit.ly/1dKrt3T

Watch “The Search for Survivors (Dispatch 3)” – http://bit.ly/1zEsB3f

In Photos: The Youngest Victims of Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake – http://bit.ly/1Jofi6N

In Photos: Funeral Pyres, Anger, and Slow Recovery in Nepal – http://bit.ly/1DSMLTd

Precious Human Birth – Lama Jampa Thaye

Arriving at Inner Freedom

Arriving at Inner Freedom

In October 2014 Lama Jampa Thaye visited the splendid Assembly Rooms in Bath to give a brilliantly clear exposition of Buddhism and the Buddhist path to members of the public including the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Bath (Councillor Cherry Beath) and the Mayor’s Consort (Mr Richard Beath).

In this video Lama Jampa Thaye covers Chapter 6, Precious Human Birth. There are 11 Chapters all together. Visit his YouTube page LamaJampaThaye for more videos.

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

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