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 Kill

Killing is wrong because nobody has the right to take someone else’s life. Extend that to animals, even ants and [...]

Donating and Helping Others

Most people like to receive things. It’s nice to receive lots of presents during Christmas or your birthday. But when [...]

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

Serkym

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

Light

In Tibet, people light butterlamps filled with yak butter. Here, we don’t have any yaks so we use nice scented [...]

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 [...]