Entries by Konchog Gelek Tendar

All phenomena existence

“Ah, powerful lord of space, omnipresent vajra, you must come to the definitive conclusion that none of the phenomena of samsara and nirvana exist, but are all empty, and realize their nature to be that of ineffability (med-pa).”  — Vajrapani

Do what is important

The Dharma has two aspects exposition and practice. Exposition is only the work of the mouth, and many there are who do not practice the teachings explained. As the saying goes “Many have heard the Doctrine, but those who implement it are few. Often those who have practiced a little are side tracked and get […]

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, […]

How to support the love one that passed away

Question: A friend’s … died about … She wants to know how she can best support him/her-­ especially during the next few weeks. Garchen Rinpoche: Your mind is connected to your father’s mind through a bond of love. If you send him pure love, it will melt his self-­grasping. But, your love must also be […]