DAILY DHARMA TRAINING



Words of Wisdom ~ HH Dalai Lama

If humans thought about protecting their life, keeping it in the greatest purity, they would have so many more possibilities to achieve their aspirations!

For it is the enlightened, enlightened life that is the source of all wealth.

Unfortunately, very few know this truth!

What many call “living” is in reality only a scattering, a waste of their energies, and when they find themselves completely exhausted, with no more taste or strength to undertake anything, they do not understand and they are complaining …

Rather, let them own up to their mistakes and decide to behave smarter in the future.

If humans need a science, the only one, the real one, it is this one: how to keep their life pure and luminous.

May they never forget that the quality of their thoughts and their feelings acts on their energy reserves, on the quintessence of their being.

And the best way to preserve and enrich one’s life is to put it at the service of the world around them … and cosmic laws …

~ HH Dalai Lama

(Posted by Quotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Facebook, 27 March 2023)



DAILY MANTRA/ Morning Aspiration ~ His Holiness Dalai Lama

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.

I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

~ HH Dalai Lama

(Posted by Tibetan Buddhism, Facebook, 9 April 2023)



Shared Planet/ Oneness harmony/ Compassionate Society ~ HH Dalai Lama

Q: Your Holiness, do you need help from others?
A: I’m trying to promote the idea of oneness of humanity, religion and harmony and preserving Tibetan culture, no matter where you live, think about these things and share them with more people, this is the best way to help me.

~ The Dalai Lama
Magic Words

(Posted by The Great 14th Dalai Lama, Facebook, 3 May 2023)


[* Tibetan culture is a wisdom [awareness] tradition (of the awakening mind (bodhicitta). Practices that antidote the delusion of duality (of self and others). Cut through self-clinging which is the cause of and arises as, suffering (obscuration). Unawareness of the true nature of reality – the emptiness of dependent origination). Attachment to delusion is the cause of the continuation of wandering in the six realms (states) of samsara].



The measure of Great Compassion ~ Jigme Lingpa

Beings of great scope do not consult their own interest in the way that those of small or middle scope do. They long to free limitless beings from their sorrows in just the same way that a hungry and thirsty man [or woman] craves food and drink.

This is the measure of their great compassion. Through compassion [the ongoing cultivation of great compassion] they focus on the benefit of others, and through wisdom they focus on complete enlightenment, aiming to bring all beings to omniscience.

This is the meaning of bodhichitta, encapsulated in the definition given in the Abhisamayalankara: “Bodhichitta is the wish for perfect enlightenment for the sake of others.”

Quintessence of the Three Paths: Commentary by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche
– Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa, Shambhala Publications.

(Posted by jangchub.norbu, Instagram, 3 June 2023)





The Principal Day of Saga Dawa

4th June 2023: Today is the full-moon day, the principal day, of Saga Dawa, the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, when Tibetans remember the birth and enlightenment of Buddha Shakyamuni.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked, “What is the main cause of a Buddha? —bodhichitta, the altruistic mind of enlightenment. On the basis of such a mind, the Buddha accumulated merit and wisdom for three countless aeons. Because of bodhichitta he became enlightened. We too should make bodhichitta our principal practice.

“As soon as I wake in the morning, I generate bodhichitta, which often brings tears to my eyes too. The Buddha’s key message was to cultivate bodhichitta. The point is not just to overcome our mental afflictions, but to reach the end of the path by attaining enlightenment.

“When you have bodhichitta, you feel at ease. Anger, hatred and jealousy subside, consequently you can be relaxed and sleep soundly. As people with faith in Avalokiteshvara, you can think of him at the crown of your head, aspire to develop qualities like his and then fall peacefully asleep.”

“The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, the Perfection of Wisdom and the nature of the mind, but the essence of all his teachings is the altruistic mind of bodhichitta. If he was to appear among us today, his advice would be the same, develop the awakening mind of bodhichitta. All of us want to be happy and to avoid or to overcome suffering. The way to bring that about is to cultivate bodhichitta. Think of all sentient beings across the expanse of space and aspire to become a Buddha for all of them.”

(Posted by bodhicittaawareness, Instagram, June 2023)



Saga Dawa is a state of mind

Saga Dawa is a state of mind. We relate to it as the day Shakyamuni Buddha became was born, enlightened, and passed into parinirvana. While this is true, its significance is deeper. It is the full complete experience of Bodhicitta, the wish and actualization of enlightenment in order to bring every living being to enlightenment.

Enlightenment is omniscience, knowing everything there is to know of the past, present, and future of everyone’s mind. Knowing all this from within the nature of reality. This combines profound nonconceptual wisdom of reality with unconditional love and compassion. It is the most precious non-thing thing in the whole world. Happy Saga Dawa to all. Emaho!

– Barry Kerzin

Source 🙏 Dr. Barry Kerzin (Posted by jangchun.norbu, Instagram, June 2023)



Armour yourself with self-awareness of bodhicitta

Day 14༽ Sagadawa Reminder: Turn the mirror of the Dharma towards yourself, reflect on your intention, and be mindful on your actions. [Taking full responsibility for directing our mind to its true nature/ nature of true reality. Generating the causes of conditions to continue in this way/ use method to do so].

The courage, the strength, the perseverance, everything you need is within you. Armour yourself with self-awareness and bodhicitta. At any moment you have the ability to transform your life into ascended beacon of light.

~ GCDR

(Posted by gartul_chimidorjee_rinpoche, Instagram, 3 June 2023)



Mind training/ paying karmic debts (result of incorrect view/ action) – living in view of the nature of true reality


Living in grace is like flying. You feel you’re not touching the ground, being as light as a feather. Blissful grace is nourished by gratitude. Gratitude can be extended to everything. This is often overlooked or taken for granted.

There is gratitude for the next breath. And gratitude for the next step. And gratitude for the next moment. Every moment we are alive is reason to celebrate. Celebrate even if you don’t feel like it. Celebrate anyway. There is beauty all around us. Open yourself to the beauty. Even if you are homeless living under a bridge, still there is the sky. Still there is life. Celebrate, celebrate, and celebrate. Wish everyone including the animals the very best of everything.

I wish you all peace of mind, good health, and meaning in this Saga Dawa month when the Buddha was enlightened, born, and passed into nirvana. Let’s celebrate this transcendence with sublime grace. Emaho!

– Barry Kerzin

Source 🙏 Dr. Barry Kerzin

(Posted by jangchub.norbu, Instagram, 3 June 2023)

[* Immeasurable thanks to our most precious teachers and their continued activities for the benefit of all sentient beings. Emaho!]



If we have lived a compassionate life ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

So that’s why if we have lived a good, sincere life, if we are good-hearted, generous, even if we’re a non-believer, if we have lived a compassionate life, then we have a very good ending in life. We are very peaceful, very happy, very happy passing away. We made everyone kind of happy, giving so much encouragement, kind of special, encouraging, being something for others to admire, an inspiration, an example.

~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
from teachings given at the Kadampa Deities Retreat, Institut Vajra Yogini, France, 2003)

Excerpted from This Month’s Eletter Teaching:
“Preparing For Death” by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Read more in LYWA Eletter “An Update from Kopan”
Find it here- https://conta.cc/43AvRLP

𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘡𝘰𝘱𝘢 𝘙𝘪𝘯𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦, 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘢, 1974. 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘺 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘒𝘢𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯.

(Posted by Panchen Losang Chogyen Vienna/ Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, Facebook, 4 June 2023)



Practice kindness ~ Ringu Tulku

“Sometimes people cannot meditate, people don’t have too much time to meditate, and then they say ‘I can’t practice Dharma,’ but you can practice #Dharma even without meditation…” You can just practice kindness. That’s practice. That’s a great practice!

~ Ringu Tulku

(Posted by Study Buddhism/Panchen Losang Chogyen Vienna, Facebook, July 11 2023)



Cutting through delusion: The welfare of others is our own welfare ~ H.H. Dalai Lama

“Most of the problems that we confront day to day are essentially man-made. They are unnecessary. The natural problems of life are quite enough, so what point is there in creating additional problems for ourselves? Is this wise? Certainly not.

All these man-made problems ultimately derive from dividing the world in this way: “us” versus “them.” We think to ourselves, “We matter; they don’t.” As a result, we disregard the welfare of others, at times even exploiting and cheating them. That is why I always emphasize the need for a sense of global responsibility.”

– HH. Dalai Lama

(Posted by Panchen Losang Chogyen Vienna, Facebook, July 7 2023)



12/07 Infinite Luminosity: A Lamp to dispel darkness ~ Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche

The Buddha warned us not to fall into extremes when engaging in activities. We don’t need to develop aversion toward this world, nor be pessimistic. Neither do we need to idealize our lives. Rather, we should take a middle way approach. Money and relationships are neither good nor bad by nature. It is our minds that imbue good or bad elements to them. If we deal with money and relationships with a neutral mind, then we can live a happy life.

~ Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche

(Posted by Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche – Malaysia, Facebook, July 12 2023)



Freed ~ Nagarjuna

Covered by the web of disturbing emotions. One is a sentient being.

Freed from disturbing emotions, One is called a buddha.

~ Nagarjuna

(Posted by Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Higher Buddhist Studies & Research Center/ The Three Jewels, Facebook, 18 July 2023)



A vast expanse of peace and bliss awaits ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

During your life you might meet many people and cultures who will try to discourage you away from your Buddhist path. But once you start to taste the fruits of your practice, you will be filled with so much unshakable faith and enthusiasm, that nothing can discourage you.

Always remember, that no matter how rough the surface of the ocean becomes, a great stillness can be found below. Likewise, beneath the turbulence of your suffering and afflictive emotions, a vast expanse of peace and bliss awaits.

~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

(Posted by Chamtrul Rinpoche, Facebook, 18 July 2023)



Dharma practice of, body, speech and mind for the benefit of others


HIS HOLINESS [Dalai Lama] advised “he dedicates his Body, Speech and Mind to well being of others!”

𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐇𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 !

(Posted by Tibetan Buddhism, Instagram, 19 July 2023)




Inner Science of the Mind ~ HH Dalai Lama

“Buddhism is not so much a religion, but a ‘science of the mind’ or an ‘inner science’ … there is much benefit to learning from [scientists’] findings…”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

(Posted by tibetanhouseus, Instagram, 20 July 2023)





Positive states of mind ~ HH Dalai Lama

“It’s very important to have a positive state of mind. Love and compassion for one another. While we’re talking about world peace, the real world peace should come from within ourselves. We should get rid of arrogance, anger and jealousy within our mindstreams.”

~ HH Dalai Lama

His Holiness’ wisdom from todays teching in Leh, Ladakh

(Posted by innerworld, Instagram, 21 July 2023)




From within ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

From inner disturbance, comes outer disturbance. From inner peace, comes outer peace. All of the hate and love in this world has come from within. Until inner peace is practiced by all, there will be no end to the fighting.

May all fighting cease. May peace prevail.

~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

(Posted by Chamtrul Rinpoche, Facebook, 27 July 2023)



Compassion, peace and understanding amongst all beings ~ HH Dalai Lama

The main principle of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama revolves around promoting compassion, peace, and understanding among all beings. Compassion lies at the heart of his teachings and is seen as a fundamental aspect of human nature. The Dalai Lama believes that by cultivating compassion towards others, we can create a more harmonious and caring world.

He emphasizes the importance of practicing kindness, love, and non-violence in our daily lives. By treating others with respect and compassion, we not only bring happiness and joy to those around us but also foster a sense of inner peace and contentment within ourselves. The Dalai Lama encourages individuals to extend their compassion beyond personal relationships and embrace a sense of universal responsibility towards all living beings.

Religious harmony is another principle that the Dalai Lama strongly advocates for. He believes in the importance of respecting and appreciating the diversity of religious beliefs and practices. His Holiness promotes interfaith dialogue and collaboration to foster understanding and harmony among different religious communities. He believes that religious values, such as love, forgiveness, and tolerance, are essential for creating a peaceful and compassionate society.

The Dalai Lama also emphasizes the need for ethical governance and leadership. He promotes the values of transparency, accountability, and justice in governance systems. His Holiness believes that leaders should uphold moral and ethical principles, prioritize the well-being of their people, and work towards creating a just and equitable society.

Moreover, the Dalai Lama is deeply committed to environmental sustainability. He highlights the interconnectedness of all beings and expresses concern for the damage that human activities have caused to the natural world. His Holiness emphasizes the urgent need to protect the environment and encourages practices that promote sustainable development and responsible stewardship of natural resources.

In addition, the Dalai Lama advocates for universal human values such as compassion, honesty, and forgiveness. He believes that irrespective of cultural or religious background, these values form the basis for human happiness and fulfillment. By embracing these values and cultivating them in our interactions with others, we contribute to the welfare of humanity as a whole. Overall, the main principle of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama encompasses promoting compassion, peace, and understanding among all beings. Through his teachings and actions, he seeks to inspire individuals to practice kindness, love, and non-violence, while also advocating for religious harmony, ethical governance, environmental sustainability, and universal human values. Long life His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama!

~ HH the 14th Dalai Lama

(Posted by Quotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Facebook, 25 July 2023)