The Dalai Lama doing what he does best -- praying for peace.
This Tibetan prayer wheel always turns to the right. It constantly sends out the message of wisdom & compassion throughout the universe. OM MANI PADME HUM is the mantra of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, so whether it is said out loud or to oneself, compassion starts arising. To learn more, click on OM MANI PADME HUM Right now, it is important to recite in this mantra in order to help those who have suffered as a result of so many recent natural disasters like tsunamis and hurricanes.
What causes natural disasters? From Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel, Director of the Land of Compassion Buddha Dharma Center in West Covina, CA ~ "As is taught in the texts, when large numbers of people are engaged in non-virtuous actions, the elements on our earth go out of balance, and then we see disasters caused by water, fire, earth and wind. To correct this, each of us must pay such careful attention to avoid all non-virtuous acts, and to increase our virtuous acts.
This will bring those elements back into balance and forestall such disastrous events, that cause the suffering of so many. Constant prayers and recitations are being offered, including the dedication of merit from the ongoing Yamantaka retreat, to relieve the suffering of all those affected by the tsunami."
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To the left is the Buddha statue at the Land of Compassion Buddha in West Covina, California. Six feet in height, this statue was handmade in Nepal and blessed by many high lamas, both in Nepal and in the U.S.
Land of Compassion Buddha is located at:
2322 E. Cortez Street, West Covina, CA
Phone ~ 626-339-3709, Fax ~ 626-966-5299
Land of Compassion Buddha Web Site
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Buddhist practice with a lotus! As you probably know, this powerful fragrant
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Lotus Glycerin soap can be used for a relaxing bathing or showering experience. Or you can purchase one to keep on your altar. This is the perfect gift to present to anyone interested in Buddhism. Or you may know of someone who adores the smell of unusual flowers. Scented with lotus, this is an earthy aroma, made even more unique and pretty with the addition of water lily fragrance. Water lilies are believed to attract wealth! Available in Beautiful Blue, Bright Pink or Shimmering White, the effect is created by using natural mica colorants. If used for bathing, please be aware of the fact that moisturizing refined African shea nut butter has been added. All lotus flowers are individually handcrafted and may vary slightly in color from batch to batch. These soaps are made in a peaceful environment. Please contact me at Everything Shea for information regarding orders of any size.
Dharamsala Glycerin Soap
Dharamsala is named after the town where the Tibetan Government in Exile has
established their headquarters. In the photo you'll notice Buddha Shakyamuni
in the foreground, and to his right is bright blue Medicine Buddha. The golden
Buddha in the back is actually Lama Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelukpa school
of Tibetan Buddhism. And the small white Buddha behind the Tibetan text is the
female Buddha of compassion, White Tara. The mala you see here is from India,
made in Bodghaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment.
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Deeply inhale the aroma of osmanthus, a flower that is used to scent Chinese tea and smells strongly of evergreen. An exotic aroma, it appeals equally to men and women. The soap looks vibrant with its glittery silver and blue colors. Also available in Whipped Shea Butter!
Pictured here to your right is Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel who likes soaps from Everything Shea Aromatic Creations. "My skin doesn't itch after using this soap," the lama says.
The Symbolism of the Tibetan National Flag
The white snow mountain in the center depicts the land of the great nation of Tibet.
The 6 red rays emanating from the sun symbolize the 6 original peoples of Tibet: the Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru and Ra.
The blue rays symbolize the commitment to spiritual and secular rule.
The pair of snow lions symbolize the complete victory of spiritual and secular ruling government.
The 3-sided yellow border represents the flourishing of the Buddha's teachings. The side without a border represents Tibet's openness to non-Buddhist thought.
The raised jewel symbolizes Tibet's reverence for the 3 Precious Gems: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel
Spiritual Director, Land of Compassion Buddha
Tibetan Culture & Buddhist Links:
Greetings - Free Greetings for the Planet Lord
Buddha blessed the world with divine teachings and values. Reach out with these
simple yet inspiring ecards to wish your friends, loved ones and acquaintances,
peace and joy.
Australia Tibet Council Learn how to help free the Panchen Lama.
Berzin Archives This site is dedicated to making available in various languages the unpublished material on Tibetan Buddhism, history, and culture.
Bodhicitta.net This site is dedicated to the development of compassion, universal responsibility and enlightenment.
Bodhisattva Trading Co "Established as a service to Dharma practitioners and collectors of Tibetan Buddhist art, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of images and ritual objects available."
Buddha Brilliant Buddhist T-shirts, funny T-shirts, and other Buddhist goods. "It's not a fashion statement, it's a way of life."
Buddhanet Buddhist Information Network -- the Gateway to Buddhism. This site contains an assortment of helpful links.
Buddhist News Learn more about the plans to rebuild the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan. The man responsible for helping to rebuild these historical monuments, Afghan native Amanulah Haiderzad, "says he visited the Bamiyan statues as a boy, and they inspired him to become a sculptor."
Canada Tibet Committee Learn how to help free the Panchen Lama.
Compassion & Wisdom Buddhist Association Located in Rowland Heights, California, this site is in both English and Chinese.
DalaiLama His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Official Web Site.
Dharma Treasures Here is where dharma practitioners can find books and other practice items and sacred Tibetan art.
Dharmanet Another helpful link for those interested in all facets of Tibetan Culture and Buddhism.
NEW E-Sangha Link Exchange A wonderful online Buddhist community resource.
FPMT Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. Learn all about Tibetan Buddhism and check out some back issues of "Mandala" magazine.
Four Gates Books, music, yoga supplies, natural soaps, Tibetan prayer flags and wheels, jewelry, malas and much more.
Golden Blue Lotus Tara Tibetan Meditation Center Interpreting and integrating Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhism. This center is located in Moscow, Idaho.
Healing Buddha Foundation Dedicated to the study, practice and teaching of the Buddhadharma. Located in Sebastopol, California.
Himalayan Foundation Funds activities in the Himalayas ranging from medical clinics and schools to environmental preservation projects.
Kagyu.org Learn more about the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism along with information on His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa.
NEW Kham Aid Foundation Helping the people of the Eastern Tibetan plateau.
Land of Compassion Buddha A Tibetan Buddhist center in the Gelugpa tradition, located in West Covina, California, this dharma center is where you can meet Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel and his many friends.
Los Angeles Friends of Tibet Lobbies in support of Tibetan human rights and helps those Tibetans who settle in Southern California.
Maitreya Project "Maitreya Project is building a magnificent monument to creating world peace on all levels - personal, family, community & international - through developing loving kindness."
Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist studies located in Ithaca, NY.
Palyul International Website Learn more about the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism real fast, as this site utilizes the Live Person feature. "When available, you can speak right now with a Palyul Staff Member by clicking on the icon."
Panchenlama Free the Panchen Lama Homepage - Help free a child who was kidnapped at the age of six.
Prayer Flags.com Tibetan prayer flags and dharma banners.
Rangzen Rangzen Means Independence...so see what's going on here.
Rights for Tibet Rights for Tibet contains a global directory, links, interviews and much, much more.
SaveTibet International Campaign for Tibet - Save Tibet
The Snow Leopard Ezine Articles, file downloads, interviews, recipes and Tibetan culture.
Snow Lion Publications The place to go to buy books about Tibet/Tibetan Buddhism.
Tara Mandala This is a 500-acre Buddhist retreat center located in the Four Corners area of Southwestern Colorado.
Tashi Lhunpo This monastery has recently been rebuilt in India. It is the home of the Panchen Lama, the most respected spiritual ruler of Tibet next to the Dalai Lama.
Thondup Ling A Tibetan Buddhist center in the Nyingma tradition located in Los Angeles, California.
Thosamling This site gives information on the Thosamling Institute, a center located in Northern India for women studying Buddhist philosophy.
NEW Thubten Dargye Ling A Gelugpa dharma center located in Long Beach, California. Teachings every Sunday in English and Vietnamese.
Tibet.com The Tibetan Government in Exile's Official Web Site
Tibet.org Tibet Online
Tibetaid.org Tibetan Sponsorship Program
Tibetan Buddhism in Poland Ven. Lhundrub Jinpa's web site, a Polish-born monk who follows the Gelugpa path. Site is in English and Polish.
NEW Tibetan-Calligraphy How to write Tibetan dbu-can script. [pron: "u-chen"] script is traditionally written using a hand-made bamboo or reed pen cut at an angle. A broad steel nibbed italic calligraphy pen may be used instead.
Tibetan Mastiffs The Tibetan Mastiff is a large guardian breed of dog from the Himalayas. Bred to guard monasteries, villages, nomadic camps and livestock herds, it is predominately territorial and loyal to family.
Tibetan Medicine Home Page Learn about Tibetan medicine and how it relates to your physical, emotional and spiritual health.
NEW Tibetan Spirit Offering low prices on a great selection of quality Tibetan Buddhist ritual and gift items, statues and hand-painted thangkas, incense, jewelry, fabric items and more!
Tibetan Treasures Visit this online catalog and discover more about the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation, the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Wisdom Publications "Buddhist books for the benefit of all."
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Tibetan prayer wheel always turns to the right. It constantly sends
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