Website for our direct lineage teacher who is a simply ASTOUNDING example of the Dharma alive in the modern world. Funny, Wise, Brilliant, Fiery, You cannot go wrong exposing yourself to his teachings.
If you are looking for something to listen to on your jog, or your way to work besides the "Morning Zoo", or the latest pop sensation, try this. Lama Marut tackles deep subjects with humor and passion.
Most of the available podcasts are also available on Lama Marut's YouTube channel. A great and simple resource. Subscribe to it if you want to keep track. Also you can use this to embed some of his videos on your own site or Facebook page.
This site simply rocks. Cindy Lee is Co-Teacher with Lama Marut. A brilliant and beautifully honest being with a wealth of wisdom and joy to offer. A truly astounding Dharma practitioner. Lama Marut occasionally makes a cameo as well. Bookmark this one for sure!
Want to get serious? Diamond mountain university has kindly made the entire ACI formal study course available online. This is a condensation of the 20 years of coursework a monk would undertake to become a "Geshe". Great stuff. Taught seriously, but with humor and love as well.
This site is a fantastic resource for authentic teachings, and has also graciously offered to be a gathering point for those of us who had been following Lama Marut's website, but who are now "jonesing" for updates since he has gone into retreat. A great place to explore.
Ever wonder WHY you are attracted to yoga? Believe it or not it's probably not just pursuit of a great body. You can get that from any workout. If you are interested in yoga you are probably interested in something higher, something wordless. Yoga is about MUCH more than pretzel poses. Check out this site to learn more.
Quote from their site: "WorldView is a growing international fellowship of people dedicated to serving others in the highest way by teaching the ancient wisdom with which we all may find perfect happiness and ultimate meaning in life."
If you are looking to educate yourself and improve your life based on teachings from authentic Tibetan Buddhism, this is an OUTSTANDING resource. Everything from Emptiness, to meditation, to spiritual partnerships, yoga, dance, healing, and enlightened business. It's all here with new material all the time.
The ocean of wisdom and the embodiment of compassion. We are so fortunate to have this particular Dalai Lama right now. He has been an amazing ambassador for these fantastic teachings on the way things work and how to live and perfect ourselves in the midst of it all. May he live long.
This is one of the most amazing experiments we've ever seen done in the west. A group of over 30 people cloistered away for 3 years 3 months and 3 days in silence. Why? Well you've just got to read about it.
The highest path. If you are fortunate enough to feel like helping, do yourself a favor, and follow that inclination. We receive NO benefit from any of these organizations, except feeling good to have helped them out a bit.
Let's see. Another new pair of shoes, or restore sight to a blind child. Hmmm. OK, Let's be honest. Few of us have reached the point of donating all our worldly goods, but at the same time, few of us reading this are in a position NOT to be able to spare a few dollars to help someone. Since you can still see, take a look at this site. They are amazing.
How beautiful is a smile? How wonderful to give someone the gift of being able to smile. Some children are born with a very fixable problem, and you can be the one to help them smile again. A great organization doing one simple thing to make the world better for some special children.
So many sites just ask us to give, and that's fine. But this sometimes gives us the wrong impression of the people we are helping, as "helpless". This is rarely the case. Most people just need a hand to get back on their feet. This site is dedicated to letting you help happy hardworking people through micro-loans. An amazing resource and a great way to be of service.
Want to help but have that nagging worry that none of your donations ever get to those sweet faces you see on the commercials or brochures? Well this site can help either assuage those fears, or eliminate that excuse. Find a trusted charity of your choice and share a little bit of the blessings that have flown your way.
"Get off your intentions and microact". This is a really intriguing platform. The idea is to state something you'd like to see happen and then do something about it. Perhaps even join with others. Really a compassionate action 2.0 kind of thing. Pretty cool.
In the old days exposure to the Dharma was limited to a chosen few. Exposure to the Dalai Lama was a once in a lifetime event. Now you can get both in a mobile tweet. Try setting up to stay connected with these modern Dharma fountains.
This Dalai Lama is really amazing. Rarely can someone be so thoroughly rooted in ancient culture, and yet be able to really engage the modern world on its own terms. He always has something useful and helpful to say.
In the modern west we have largely separated the practices meant for perfecting the body and the mind. In the ancient world and in some parts of the world today, they are united. Here are some great resources to help you get back into inner and outer balance.
Feeling frustrated about money? Care to see how you stack up against the rest of the humans in your world? For most of us this is a great way to get a sense for our amazing leisure and fortune. Then think what you are doing with it, and ask yourself if perhaps you could do something better.
Not specifically related to Dharma. In fact, sometimes in direct conflict with it. But still a collection of AMAZING minds, generally focussed on the advancement of humanity. Probably better for you than sit-com reruns.
This site is REALLY interesting. My brother pointed it out to me. It's kind of like a subversive secret mission team, except the subversive idea is to be good and "do well" for eachother. Truly revolutionary.
When asked about why religious people always seemed to be fighting, the Dalai Lama said (paraphrase) that Religion is not divided Vertically, Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc. But rather it is divided horizontally, Those who are practicing kindness to others above, and those who are not, below. This website epitomizes this sentiment.
Roerich was a remarkable artist who created mythical and mystical scenes based on his trips to the east. He was transformed by his journey and his work is a travelogue from a rare and precious experience.