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The History of Nyingma Buddhism

The Nyingma (ancient) school of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism was founded in the eighth century by the great enlightened Indian tantric master Padmasambhava, “the second Buddha,” Its teachings, transmissions and lineage of enlightened masters have continued unbroken to this day. It is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism which are:  Full Article


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The Palyul Lineage

In Tibet, there were six mother monasteries which upheld the Nyingma tradition. The foremost of these was the glorious Palyul which was established in 1665 and located in eastern Tibet on land that was blessed by many great saints and bodhisattvas.   It was during the time of the great Vidyadhara Kuzang Sherab that the Palyul Lineage was formed and the monastery known as Palyul Namgyal Changchub Choling became one of the major Nyingma monastic institutions.  Full Article 


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Dzog Chen Teachings

The Nyingma (ancient) school of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism was founded in the eighth century by the great enlightened Indian tantric master Padmasambhava, “the second Buddha,” and is the oldest of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelugpa). Its teachings, transmissions and lineage of enlightened masters have continued unbroken to this day. Full Article 


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Buddhist Meditation

Calm and Clear:  The Buddhist Meditation Practices of Shamatha (Mental Quiescence) and Vipassana (Insight)
Of all the aspects of our life, what goes on within – our thoughts, feelings and emotions, and our very sense of being – are at the same time the most intimate and yet the most mysterious we will ever experience. Discovering this inner world, achieving mental calm and freedom from turbulent emotionality and gaining clear insight into the profound depths of one’s being and true nature has been the goal of Buddhist meditators for over 2,500 years.  Full Article 

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