Most of us do not associate spiritual practice with practicality. This is an interesting phenomenon, since Western society and culture tend to be both practical and pragmatic. Why do we lose our heads when it comes to the Dharma?
Designed for modern practitioners and offeredin person and online, Dzogchen Cycles is a rare opportunity to delve into the depths of Nyingma teachings and practice with two accomplished Western teachers—Harvey B. Aronson (Lama Namgyal Dorje) and Anne C. Klein (Lama Rigzin Drolma.
Online or offline, Dharma begins as a rethinking of ideas and notions—which is why education is important. In Vajrayana, the highest wisdom arises through scriptural learning and personal realization, i.e., through education and practice.
Samye Dharma launched eighteen months ago as an Internet portal for Khabgon Phakchok Rinpoche. Born in 1981, Rinpoche holds two lineages: the Chokgyur Lingpa treasure tradition from the Nyingma tradition and Riwoche Taklung from the Kagyu tradition.
Forty years ago, few of us knew anything of the Buddhist path, let alone Vajrayana. But nowadays, as many Asian teachers settle in the West and attract followings, the realization is beginning to dawn that Vajrayana requires a steady diet of study and practice. You don't drop in for a spiritual high.