Should we be despair now that we know we are in the suffering cycle? Of course not, we also have a lot of great opportunities to transform our life from negative to positive, by transforming our mind. The way we look at others, the way we live. The Buddha taught us about the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Theoretically it is for us to understand,... View details ⇨
The Kung Fu Nuns are re-purposing discarded plastic bottles! After being filled with dirt, these units will be used as an effective building material and as a brick substitute for new structures.
The Drukpa nuns actively champion ecologically-friendly ways of living, and are known for their annual "Eco-Pad Yatras," where thousands of pounds of plastic waste has been collected and recycled.... View details ⇨
We should never force ourselves to volunteer if we are not ready. Then all kinds of conditions will come and block us from receiving merit, and forget about blessings. Before we say that we are poor and we need help, it's better to know what is our motivation and whether it's because of our stinginess which is blocking our opportunity to accumulate merit, or we are genuinely... View details ⇨
“As a Buddhist, we believe that, by nature everyone is good and the nature of all beings is Buddha but our negative habits and ignorance make us do negative things. We all practice Buddha dharma to realize our negative habits in order to uncover the Buddha nature in ourselves.
If negativity was our nature, then there is no point in advising anyone to be a good human being nor in practicing... View details ⇨
I always thank my karma to be able to find all these great spiritual masters with excellent qualities, not only that, I am so happy to be able to put their teaching into practice, at least I try. I really don't want to waste their time and my time. We always have to live as though we are going to die the next moment, because it will make us realise how precious our time is and... View details ⇨
Everyone should keep on checking his or her motivation, whether you are speaking and acting with your emotions or with your wisdom and compassion. As I always say, unless you are very strong, be in the company of positive minded people. The meaning of "friends" in Dharma or spiritual terms is people who are able to support and increase your positive attitude and... View details ⇨
We are often so busy running around and wanting happiness that we don't see it right in front of us; it is like dew on the grass, there for a little while but then gone. This is our usual pleasure-based experience of happiness and we waste a lot of time and energy trying to find it. But relaxed and peaceful long-lasting happiness can certainly be attained; it is quieter... View details ⇨
We have to understand and keep reminding ourselves that if you bring suffering to others though taking their lives, through talking nonsense, through doing everything with only concerns of your own ego and your own emotions, there will not be any positive results. Causing suffering and pain to others will only bring you suffering and pain. If you want happiness, you have to... View details ⇨
This will be the 1st Bhutan Expedition for Ladakhi students organized by Young Drukpa Association (YDA) Ladakh, under the guidance of His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche. It includes pilgrimage to holy places in the Land of Thunder Dragon (Druk Yul) and a 5-day "The Path of The Dragon Yogis" retreat led by His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa.
On the sacred day of Buddha Purnima, monastics of Druk Sangag Choling Monastery honored the occasion with a procession of Buddha statue, sacred texts and stupas in #Darjeeling, as a reminder of Buddha's teaching and activities.
His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche attended Buddha Purnima 2017, organized by Ladakh Buddhist Association, as the chief guest in Leh Polo Ground, Ladakh today. Present were MP Shri Thupsten Chhewang, CEC Shri Dr Sonam Dawa, LBA President Shri Tsewang Thinles, LBA Youth President Shri Rinchen Namgyal and many community leaders. Tens of thousands of Buddhist devotees and friends participated... View details ⇨
If you think, or if you believe, that the Buddha exists outside, separate from yourself, such as in the form of a statue or something like that, then I would encourage you to take a different approach and recognise that the Buddha is within. ~ The Gyalwang Drukpa