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4 Ordinary Thoughts that turn the mind toward dharma

These are named 'the 4 Thoughts' and help practicioners establish a good motivation for meditation practice. The first two are to contemplate the fragility of human life. The next two help us avoid negative actions as if they were a poison!

Word file 25K Daniel Jan 3, 2007

Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

These are wonderful aspirations that help us develop equanimity and compassion toward all beings.

Word file 27K Daniel Jan 3, 2007

The Heart Sutra

This one-pager describes the essence of the Buddha's teachings. It is not meant to be understood right away, however, it is very powerful and recited by countless Buddhists daily.

Word file 27K Daniel Jan 3, 2007

Bodhichitta Awareness

Aspirations to develop unlimited compassion

Word file 25K Daniel Jan 3, 2007

The 17th Karmapa

Read about His Holiness The 17th Karmapa (Urgyen Trinley Dorje) - an amazing being who attained complete enlightenment eons ago, who is alive and well in India and very close to the Dalai Lama.

Word file 83K Daniel Jan 3, 2007

Poems of Milarepa, Tibet's greatest Buddhist Saint

Singing Milarepa's songs help us to understand the dharma in different ways. Some of the melodies to these (otherwise words) are beautiful and singing helps us access portions of the brain not accessed through rote reading.

Word file 119K Daniel Jan 13, 2007

How to choose and use a Mala (prayer beads)

The proper way to choose and use a Mala.

Word file 33K Daniel Feb 4, 2007

Bardo Package

A priceless collection of Buddhist items for preparation for the transition period (physical death).

Word file 24K Daniel Feb 7, 2007

Tibetan Buddhism, Frequently Asked Questions

OK, here are some basic FAQ's. The most important I think, is the part about What is Buddhism and Do Buddhists Worship Statues? Enjoy!

Word file 36K Daniel Feb 19, 2007

Building a Shrine

Here is a simple overview of making and relating to a Tibetan Buddhist shrine. It is such a wonderful feeling waking up in the morning and filling the offering bowls with water - symbolizing the purification of all beings!

Word file 33K Daniel Feb 23, 2007

Blue Dakini - for those seeking a pure heart and infinite mind

I will let you in on a little secret... the Dakini, is actually your own mind. Various dharma (especially meditation) practices clear away the obstacles to actually realizing this.

Word file 58K Daniel Feb 24, 2007

Dharma Etiquette - for attending teachings

If Emily Post were to write a chapter about Tibetan Buddhism in her famous book on etiquette, here is what she would say. :)

Word file 36K Daniel Feb 24, 2007

A commentary on the Refuge Vow (becoming a Buddhist)

OK, so for many who visit this site, this should be one of the first documents you read. Thanks in advance.

Word file 70K Daniel Feb 26, 2007

Women are just as capable of enlightment than men, or more so

This is quite a long discussion on women, but very important in understanding the role of the feminine principle on the non-dual teachings (teachings that emphasize an absolute reality).

Word file 72K Daniel Feb 26, 2007

The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

The legendary text on how to Practice the Bodhisattva path in our every day life. This version contains profound commentary on each Practice, making it easier for us to understand and apply the teachings.

Word file 183K Daniel Mar 1, 2007

How to Deepen Dharma Practice

Here is some practical advice on How to Deepen Dharma Practice... while maintaining a life of work, family, et cetera.

Word file 23K Daniel Mar 7, 2007


Various links on videos, slide shows, Buddhist masters, etc. It's not finished yet, however, many links are available.

Word file 32K Daniel Mar 10, 2007


"First Light" New Years Day Prayers

Adobe Acrobat file 709K Daniel Dec 22, 2008

4 immeasurables

The 4 Limitless Prayers

Word file 25K Daniel Dec 23, 2008

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