DON’T BE LIKE ‘A FROG IN A WELL’: SANSKRIT-CHINESE TRANSLATORS, THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING OPEN MINDS AND STUDYING OTHER LANGUAGES AND VIEWS. Mind-Only Teachings by 17th Karmapa (Day 5)

Introduction The 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, is currently giving an online teaching on the origins and history of the Mind-Only, or Yogachara school of philosophy. as part of a two week teaching on Vasabhandu's Mind-Only text, the Triṃśikā-vijñaptimātratā (Chinese: 唯識三十論頌; Wéishí sānshí lùn sòng; Japanese: Yuishiki sanjūronju; Korean: 유식삼십송), also known simply as the Triṃśikā or  by its English… Continue reading DON’T BE LIKE ‘A FROG IN A WELL’: SANSKRIT-CHINESE TRANSLATORS, THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING OPEN MINDS AND STUDYING OTHER LANGUAGES AND VIEWS. Mind-Only Teachings by 17th Karmapa (Day 5)

ORIGINS OF SECRET MANTRA (DAY 1): ANCIENT MOTHER OF BUDDHISM: India and the Tibetan river that flows through it (by 17th Karmapa)

"They live happily enough, being simple in their manners, and frugal. They never drink wine except at sacrifice ...The simplicity of their laws and their contracts is proved by the fact that they seldom go to law ... Truth and virtue they hold alike in esteem... They always eat alone and eat whenever inclined to… Continue reading ORIGINS OF SECRET MANTRA (DAY 1): ANCIENT MOTHER OF BUDDHISM: India and the Tibetan river that flows through it (by 17th Karmapa)

MASTER OF HEALING, BHAISHAJYA: SUTRA OF MEDICINE BUDDHA. ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part IV)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZcuGVSOi9M On the fourth day of the ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ there was a recitation of the Sutra of the Medicine Buddha. Here is the transcript of the brief teaching the 17th Karmapa gave on the Sutra (and some extra background references on the Medicine Buddha Sutra, its Indian and Chinese translators and the mantra):… Continue reading MASTER OF HEALING, BHAISHAJYA: SUTRA OF MEDICINE BUDDHA. ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part IV)