We have a booklet of Yogic Songs and at the end of each day we choose one of the songs to sing together and in this way keep our connection with the tradition of Yogic songs of realisation. As we sing them again and again we find we are learning them by heart, almost effortlessly, and they are a wonderful expression of our shared experience and culture. The words are profound and inspiring and as soon as we hear the melody somehow their meaning comes to mind. Continue reading Feature: Teaching on How to Use Yogic Songs as Dharma Practice
From the Buddhist point of view the answer is that there is no point to a life that is not set on the path to Awakening. It is just a whole lot of suffering. Continue reading A Student Asks: Why are we here? What is the point of all this life?
The Yogini Project have released a preview interview with Lama Shenpen, conducted a few years ago in Boudhanath, Nepal at Tekchokling nunnery. In this wonderful short talks Lama talks about when her teacher Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche introduced her to teachings on Buddha Nature and how this helped to connect her to devotional practices such as praying: Continue reading Video: Lama Shenpen Interview on The Yogini Project
Lama Shenpen is currently in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she gave a talk last week at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute on her specialist subject – ‘The Shentong Interpretation of Tathagatagarbha Doctrine’, listen below: “The Shentong interpretation of Tathagatagarbha doctrine does not imply there is no need for the path. However, according to Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, it does try to counter an ambitious, goal orientated approach … Continue reading Lama Shenpen Audio Teaching
Just wake up and look. Where are they? What are they? Who told them to come? Who told them to go? Just look straight at them – how long do they last? How many of them are there? What is the sound of their voices? This kind of direct looking is what meditation at its best is. Continue reading A Student’s Question: How can we work with judgemental voices during meditation?
The Heart Sutra tells us that what is known in the ordinary grasping way, by the complicated mind that has turned away from the simplicity of Reality, is actually false and not real. It all lacks self-nature Continue reading Article: Understanding the Heart Sutra
On Saturday 30th March Lama Shenpen gave a teaching from The Hermitage, on Vaster Vision – the Buddhist World view, the areas of training she teaches as part of the Living the Awakened Heart Training which includes pranidhanas – or aspirational prayers. See below or watch on our YouTube Channel. Continue reading Video: Vaster Vision & Pranidhanas