Life Story

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Without a teacher to teach us the Dharma, we won’t know any Dharma. Dharma teaches us how to live our [...]

Tsongkhapa Buddha

A long time ago, that was about 2,500 years ago, during the time of Buddha Shakyamuni in India, there was [...]

Dharma

Don’t Lie

Some of us are lucky to have seen snow when on a holiday overseas and have had fun making snow [...]

Be Patient

If you come across people like that, let them win, let them go, let them grab first. You don’t have [...]

Prayers

Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa

Je Tsongkhapa embodies the Bodhisattvas of Compassion, Wisdom and Power. If you recite Tsongkhapa’s holy mantra, practise his Guru Yoga [...]

Homage to Manjushri

Obeisance to my Guru and Protector, Manjushri, who holds to his heart a scriptural text symbolic of his seeing all [...]

Mantras

Mantras

Mantras have the power and blessings of each specific Buddha. It is the essence of that enlightened being that we practitioners tap into to invoke their blessings…

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Offerings

Pearls

Pearls and gemstones are precious items that can be offered at the altar. They symbolise the Precious Jewel or the [...]

Serkym

A serkym, is a two-piece offering set that includes a cup with a pedestal that sits in a shallow bowl. [...]

My First Altar

How to set up a simple altar

The main focal point of your altar should be an image of a Buddha (a statue, tsa-tsa, photograph or painting). [...]

Why do Buddhists set up altars?

When we have an altar and take care of it daily, we keep reminding ourselves to take refuge in the [...]