The prayer flag tradition is ancient, dating back thousands of years in India and to the shamanistic Bon tradition of pre-Buddhist Tibet.

The prayer flag tradition is ancient, dating back thousands of years in India and to the shamanistic Bon tradition of pre-Buddhist Tibet.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition a mandala is a visual representation of the universe, believed to aid focus in meditation and promote a feeling of balance.  The word mandala is taken from the Sanskrit word for circle. Explore this art form by engaging in the creative process of making mandalas with your child from found items from nature. … Continue reading Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step

Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition a mandala is a visual representation of the universe, believed to aid focus in meditation and promote a feeling of balance. The word mandala is taken from the Sanskrit word for circle. Explore this art form by engaging in the creative process of making mandalas with your child from found items from nature. … Continue reading Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step

How to Celebrate one’s Birthday in the Buddhist Tradition. ~ Waylon Lewis  on Oct 21, 2008

How to Celebrate one’s Birthday in the Buddhist Tradition. ~ Waylon Lewis on Oct 21, 2008

Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition: 9781559394086: Andrew Holecek: Books: Shambhala Publications

Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition: 9781559394086: Andrew Holecek: Books: Shambhala Publications

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition - Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International and master teacher of the Bön Buddhist tradition, is known for his ability to make ancient Tibetan teachings accessible to modern-day students. In this enlightening interview, the author of The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life discusses the true source of illness and the nature of the soul. “It’s a sense of absolute balance of…

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International and master teacher of the Bön Buddhist tradition, is known for his ability to make ancient Tibetan teachings accessible to modern-day students. In this enlightening interview, the author of The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life discusses the true source of illness and the nature of the soul. “It’s a sense of absolute balance of…

Basic instructions on how to perform prostrations in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, given by the Venerable Thubten Chodron from Sravasti Abbey

Basic instructions on how to perform prostrations in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, given by the Venerable Thubten Chodron from Sravasti Abbey

“How to Celebrate one’s Birthday in the Buddhist Tradition.”  1024px-2008-Buddha's_Birthday-Seoul-01

“How to Celebrate one’s Birthday in the Buddhist Tradition.” 1024px-2008-Buddha's_Birthday-Seoul-01

Upcoming Events -- May First Friday – Mural Unveiling — Asian Arts Initiative - http://ehood.us/4jM  May First Friday – Mural Unveiling First Friday, May 5, 6 – 8 p.m. *Gallery opens at 6 p.m. / Mural unveiling ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Join us this First Friday as we officially unveil our newest mural created by local artist Eurhi Jones! Eurhi Jones was inspired by the metaphor of the Net of Indra, which comes from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and describes inf

Upcoming Events -- May First Friday – Mural Unveiling — Asian Arts Initiative - http://ehood.us/4jM May First Friday – Mural Unveiling First Friday, May 5, 6 – 8 p.m. *Gallery opens at 6 p.m. / Mural unveiling ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Join us this First Friday as we officially unveil our newest mural created by local artist Eurhi Jones! Eurhi Jones was inspired by the metaphor of the Net of Indra, which comes from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and describes inf

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, gives audiences to Himalayan Gap Year students  IMG_8833 by francoish, via Flickr

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, gives audiences to Himalayan Gap Year students IMG_8833 by francoish, via Flickr

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