Entries by Konchog Gelek Tendar

DDSC Monthly — Tara Teaching

Join your palms and recite: We read in the Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra, that Tara says: “In this life there is no such distinction as ‘male’ and ‘female,’ ‘self-identity,’ ‘a person,’ nor any perception (of such). Therefore, attachment to the idea of ‘male’ and ‘female’ is quite worthless. Weak-minded worldlings are continually deluded by this.” However, […]

Social Media Guidelines for so-called Vajrayana students

Social Media Guidelines for so-called Vajrayana students published on January 17, 2013 by Siddhartha’s Intent A Buddhist organization under the direction of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://www.siddharthasintent.org/2013/01/social-media-guidelines-for-so.html If you think or believe that you are a student of Vajrayana–whether or not that’s true is another matter–but as long as you think you are a Vajrayana practitioner, […]


[eyesonly username=”Lee”]This is for your eyes only Saraha: “I prostrate to the one who has vanquished the power of the maras”. In colloquial language, the term maras refers to external demons that try to tempt one in various ways. But according to the Buddhist tradition, mara in its fundamental sense refers to a factor that […]