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New Publication: The Dhāraṇī of Tārā

25 Feb 2021

The Dhāraṇī of Tārā is a very short recitation formula that invokes the deity Tārā for the purpose of dispelling obstacles and pacifying negative forces.
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The Chapter on Mañjuśrī’s Magical Display

18 Feb 2021

The Chapter on Mañjuśrī’s Magical Display1 provides a teaching on the subject of the appropriate conduct for bodhisattvas. Set in the Jeta Grove, on the outskirts of Śrāvastī, the sūtra is framed primarily as a conversation between the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī and the god Great Light, while the Buddha listens to their dialog and occasionally comments. Read more »

New Publication: The Application of Mindfulness of the Sacred Dharma

11 Feb 2021

The epic discourse of The Application of Mindfulness of the Sacred Dharma (AMSD) unfolds as a single, sustained reply to a short question that is put to the Buddha Śākyamuni as the sūtra opens. Read more »

New Publication: The Fourfold Accomplishment

4 Feb 2021

This text revolves around a dialogue between the god Śrībhadra and the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī in which the latter recalls a teaching that he previously gave to Brahmā Śikhin on the practices of a bodhisattva. Read more »

New Publication: The Dhāraṇī “Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Wisdom”

23 Jan 2021

In this dhāranī, the Buddha begins his teaching with a short set of verses on the Buddha Aparimitāyus and the realm of Sukhāvatī in which that buddha dwells, telling the gathering that anyone who recites Aparimitāyus’ name will be reborn there. Read more »

New Publication: The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaiṣajya­guru­vaiḍūrya­prabha

21 Jan 2021

The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaiṣajya­guru­vaiḍūrya­prabha centers on the figure commonly known as the Medicine Buddha. This text was one of two selected by H.H. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje for inclusion in the recent prayer ceremony, “Aspirations to End Adversity.” Read more »

New Publication: The Teaching on the Great Compassion of the Tathāgata

14 Jan 2021

The Teaching on the Great Compassion of the Tathāgata is an important early Great Vehicle sūtra for understanding the sense and significance of some key features of the bodhisattva path, including dhāraṇīs, bodhisattva qualities, and the potential for buddhahood (buddhagotra). Read more »

New Publication: Introduction to the Domain of the Inconceivable Qualities and Wisdom of the Tathāgatas

31 Dec 2020

Introduction to the Domain of the Inconceivable Qualities and Wisdom of the Tathāgatas consists of a discourse between two bodhisattvas in which the bodhisattva Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin addresses the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī in the Buddha’s inspiring presence. Read more »

A Personal Thank You from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

30 Dec 2020

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, our Founding Chair, offers his thanks to all our friends and supporters, and some inspiring words of wisdom as we enter 2021. Read more »

New Publication: Unraveling the Intent

24 Dec 2020

In Unraveling the Intent, the Buddha gives a systematic overview of his three great cycles of teachings, which he refers to in this text as the “three Dharma wheels” (tri­dharma­cakra). Read more »