Loneliness

Loneliness

Surveys often report that a large number of people feel lonely. Does the Buddhadharma offer any help in this regard? Fortunately, there are at least two Dharma remedies for this unhappy emotion: relative and absolute.   The absolute remedy asks the question: Who...
The Six Pollutions

The Six Pollutions

The Six Pollutions The Six Pollutions to Overcome When Receiving Dharma Teachings According to the great Sakya master Venerable Dezchung Rinpoche, there are six pollutions, or faults, to be overcome when receiving Dharma teachings: -Pride. “I probably know as...

What does it mean… Medicine Buddha blesses us?

What Do We Mean When We Say That The Medicine Buddha Blesses Us? We often read or hear about receiving the blessings of Buddhas such as the Medicine Buddha. But what does that actually mean? Perhaps we recite the Medicine Buddha sadhana and say the Medicine Buddha...
Dharani

Dharani

Dharani Question: Are sutras and dharanis the words of the Buddha? What is the difference between them? Answer: Sutras are the words and teachings of the historical Shakyamuni Buddha, as recorded by his disciples. Dharanis, on the other hand, are beginningless. Like...