Short Articles on Buddhist Topics

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The Way of the Buddha

A concise introduction to the main teachings of the Buddha and the Mahayana path, by His Holiness Sakya Trizin

Frequently asked questions on Buddhism

Questions and answers from Lama Jampa's book, The Way of Tibetan Buddhism

An Interview with His Holiness Sakya Trizin

This interview includes guidance from His Holiness on how to overcome some of the difficulties encountered when practising Buddhism today.

The Great Madhyamaka

An introduction to the Cycle of Texts belonging to the Madhyamaka Empty-of-Other System, by Lama Jampa Thaye.

Advice on Spiritual Practice

From short talks given in North America by HH 16th Karmapa.

Some Notes on Receiving Teachings

Guidance on receiving teachings and the significance of the lama, taking refuge, the bodhisattva vow, initiations, reading transmissions and instructions, by Lama Jampa Thaye.

A Brief History of Buddhism in Tibet

A brief account of the development of the major traditions of dharma in Tibet.

The Five Buddha Families

An explanation of the Five Buddha Families and their significance to the Vajrayana practitioner.

The Nine Yanas of the Nyingma Tradition

The nine ways (yanas) embody the ascending sequence to be followed by the practitioner in developing the view, meditation and activity that will lead to Buddhahood - from a teaching given by HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinopche (1910 - 1991).

The Life of Bari Lotsowa

A short biography of the great translator and early Sakya throne holder and guru of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, by Lama Jampa Thaye.

The Life of the First Karma Thinleypa

A short biography of the first incarnation of the venerable Karma Thinleypa tulkus, by Karma Thinley Rinpoche.

The Life of Shakyashribadra

A short biography of the Kashmiri mahapandita who visited Tibet in the 13th Century by A O'Sullivan.

Shedras in Dechen

An explanation of the traditional Tibetan shedra and an outline of the programme of shedra texts belonging to the Karma Kagyu and Sakya traditions which are studied in Dechen.

HH Karmapa in Manchester

Lama Jampa Thaye reflects on the visit of HH the 16th Karmapa to Kagyu Ling in 1977.

A Buddhist Approach to Counselling

This article by a student of Lama Jampa Thaye shows that whilst Buddhist practitioners do not need to supplement their practice through involvement in counselling, the teaching of Buddhism can helpfully inform Buddhists who are counsellors by profession.