News from Ven Tsomo: Lama Zopa Rinpoche led an Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja, dedicating for Venerable Gyalten at the end. (Ven. Gyalten is our nun who died this week at LMB.) At Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·
The Prayer of St Francis of Assisi (with additions from Lama Zopa Rinpoche in brackets)
Lord [Buddha] make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is discord, unity
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is error, truth.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Where there is darkness, light.
Oh divine master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled [happiess for the ego] as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying [having practiced] that we are born to eternal life [from happiness to happiness up to full enlightenment].
May all beings effortlessly attain the transcendent blissful state of omniscient buddhahood. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago ·