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

Be Kind to Animals

Always cause no harm to any living being. That does not only mean don’t kill them and don’t eat them. [...]

Be Vegetarian

Just like killing, eating meat is quite the same as killing animals. Even if you were not the one who [...]

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

Incense

Incense is made of fragrant parts of plants such as the leaves of fern or juniper, herbs and sandalwood. An [...]

Water

In the old days in India, when visitors came to your house, you would offer them water to drink and [...]

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 [...]