Video: Prayer in Buddhism – Do you pray in Buddhism?

Lama Shenpen answers the questions: Do you pray in Buddhism? Who are you praying to? What for? Does it do any good? Does prayer mean you have to believe in something to pray to?  Prayer is strongly connected to the idea of (another unpopular word!) ‘Worship’. We talk about worship in Christian tradition. But even the Buddha when he reached enlightenment asked himself, ‘now I’m foremost in the world, and I’m the great enlightened Buddha, what shall I worship, who shall I worship? Continue reading Video: Prayer in Buddhism – Do you pray in Buddhism?

Video: The Roles of the Buddhist Teacher

Lama Shenpen teaches on The Guru Principle and the Roles of the Buddhist Teacher, from the Awakened Heart Sangha Birmingham Weekend, October 2018. If you have enjoyed this article, please consider making a donation to the Shrimala Trust (the charitable organisation that supports the work of Lama Shenpen and the Awakened Heart Sangha) If everyone who enjoyed the site gave in appreciation of Lama Shenpen’s … Continue reading Video: The Roles of the Buddhist Teacher

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Video: Teaching on Yogic Songs

Lama Shenpen teaching in 2017 on the tradition of Yogic Songs and singing, that’s particularly associated with the ‘Singing Yogin’ Milarepa, and with Lama’s teacher Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamsto Rinpoche. She explains the importance and value of songs for transmitting teachings, and the significance of learning yogic songs ‘by heart’. The Awakened Heart Sangha through Khenpo Rinpoche’s advice and blessing, continues this yogic singing tradition. He … Continue reading Video: Teaching on Yogic Songs