To avoid offending others while visiting the monastery, please be aware of the following inappropriate conduct. Even if you do not intend to be disrespectful, such behavior may appear rude and inconsiderate. 1. Do not remain seated when His Holiness the Dalai Lama enters the prayer hall. Please stand when His Holiness enters the prayer […]
“[Think:] I have no craving to attain Enlightenment Quickly for myself. I will live for infinite lives For the sake of single sentient being.” From Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Jowo Je Atisha As translated in: Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Jowo Je Atisha. Translated and published by the Central University of Tibetan […]
Bylakuppe is located at an altitude of 790m (2600ft) above sea level. Typical December temperatures are 16°C – 30°C (60°F – 85°F), with very little rain fall. For additional travel tips, see here.
“The advantages of generating wisdom: 1. It is the root of all positive qualities 2. The fact that a bodhisattva is not perturbed by good or bad conditions and that he is skilled in methods such as generosity and so forth depends on wisdom 3. One endowed with wisdom can accomplish without contradiction even those actions […]
“Abandon all hopes of a result. When you do something virtuous, expect neither reward nor some favourable ripening [of karma].” From Liberation in the Palm of One’s Hand spoken by Pabongka Rinpoche and compiled by Trijang Rinpoche As translated in: Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche […]
Today is the 24th Anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We pray for all of His Holiness’ wishes for World Peace to be immediately fulfilled! Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks during the Celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize, which occurred […]
“Regarding the perfection of enthusiasm the Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life says: “What is enthusiasm? It is delight in virtue.” Enthusiasm is the source of all mundane and supermundane happiness and goodness…. In a few words, you should strive to effectively accomplish all that belongs to the realm of virtue.” From The Southern Lineage […]
“Patience of Unconcern with Harming is, When all beings rise up as enemies and abuse you, On top of analysing and not getting angry, To practise helping them, in return for the harm. Patience of Willingly Bearing Suffering is To accept with joy being lacking in food and clothing, Dwelling and so on; unwanted things, […]
You can view several different maps of the area, including a brand new street map of Sera Monastery, in the section called “MAPS” on the Transportation page of the Jangchup Lamrim website.