The Buddha’s teaching

The Buddha not only makes suffering and release from suffering the focus of his teaching, but he deals with the problem of suffering in a way that reveals extraordinary psychological insight. He traces suffering to its roots within our minds, first to our craving and clinging, and then a step further back to ignorance, a primordial unawareness of the true nature of things [emptiness of dependent arising]. Since suffering arises from our own minds, the cure must be achieved within our minds, by dispelling our defilements and delusions with insight into reality.

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Purification of mind ~ Dalai Lama

“Many of the problems we face are to do with how we view reality. We tend to accept that things exist in the way they appear. We project a sense of reality onto that appears before us. The Buddha’s teaching of emptiness helps us see that what we perceive does not reflect reality. Then we can overcome our feelings of attachment and craving, and when we do that, the mind becomes pure”.

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing the special session of the First Global Buddhist Summit on “Contribution of the Buddha Dharma and the Sangha Towards World Peace,” April 21, 2023.

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If you cannot do any good, do not do any harm.
~ Buddha

The Buddha said to not create any misdeed, perfect every virtue, tame your mind. These are the teachings of the Buddha.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Bodhicitta and the View of Emptiness (taming our minds & bringing forth two-fold benefit naturally)

On 19 August 2023, His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama gave teachings to the large gatherings of students, disciples and devotees advising, incorporating
– generating bodhicitta (loving kindness for all sentient beings)
– with the view of emptiness (the nature of true reality)

into daily practice, along with continued prayers for the end of suffering for all sentient beings!

Recognising that self and others are not separate, and bringing forth the bodhicitta mind, that accomplishes the two-fold benefit for self/others.

His Holiness referred to, what is known as, the three wisdom tools for doing this. Repeated: reflection (of the Realised teaching), contemplation and meditation.


(To listen to the teaching, click on the link above).

This site shares teachings and practices from all four of the Tibetan Buddhist schools- Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Gelugpa, as well as other Buddhist and wisdom traditions.

May the teachings of the precious Buddha Dharma continue to shine through all the realms of cyclic existence until all sentient beings are liberated from samsara’s suffering (delusion) – realise the true nature of reality!


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