The Buddhist Path


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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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