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
Lama Shenpen talks about ‘letting go’ and how to approach that meditation instruction, how to question our experience of letting go and letting go into space Continue reading Video: How can we let go? How best to work with that meditation instruction?
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?
This is a wonderful teaching from Lama Shenpen on the Metta Sutta and the power of love and compassion: “Love and compassion are not contrived, it’s our default nature. You can’t crank it up, the more we let go of our struggle and anxiety, the more it comes out naturally…” Continue reading Video: The Metta Sutta
Lama Shenpen gave a teaching on 10th November from The Hermitage retreat centre in North Wales, on the subject of ‘Vaster Vision’ one of the themes of the Living the Awakened Heart Training. These themes are all contained within the Discovering the Heart and Buddhism (DHB) and the Trusting the Heart of Buddhism (THB) courses. Continue reading Video: Vaster Vision
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
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