Chenrezig or Avalokitesvara : This mantra invokes the blessings of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The mani mantra appears in the sacred Lantsa script (top) and also the Tibetan.
In traditional Tibetan homes door mantras are usually placed above the doorways, both inside and outside, where they convey blessings and protection to all who pass beneath.
Om Mani Peme Hung!
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A fine Japanese incense with the gentle spicy sweetness of cinnamon against a deep fragrant background of sandalwood. Combined with patchouli, gum benzoin and other medicinal plants to capture Kyoto in the fall.
Dzogchen Essentials offers an exciting, diverse selection of material, both new and traditional, for study and practice in the Dzogchen tradition. These teachings are principally about clarifying confusion, the mistaken ways we normally relate to our perceptions of environment, body, and senses. Rather than continue the habits of insisting on a solid reality, we are given skillful alternatives and practices and the method to integrate them with the view of the Great Perfection.
Author: Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
A profound commentary on two important texts on the preliminary practices, or ngondro, informed by Thinley Norbu's understanding of the concerns of Western practitioners. The main commentary is on the well-known Dudjom Tersar Ngondro, a terma revealed by Dudjom Lingpa. Also included is a second commentary, on a short prayer text (Tsogskhang Dechen) written by Dudjom Rinpoche. Together, these two commentaries offer the occasion for Thinley Norbu Rinpoche to impart his powerful insight into various aspects of the Buddhist path from the tantric point of view.