What Is This Thing Called ‘Practice’?:

Orientation: This blog chronicles one reclusive American's journey trying to become a Tibetan Buddhist. Every culture and tradition has perfunctory utterances. In the US we say "How are you?" or "How's it going"? No one really expects an answer other than "fine, thanks". But if you insist on one, people may answer you from a... Continue Reading →

Memorizing the 100 Syllable Mantra

  While my experience with Tibetan Buddhism has been predominantly Nyingma lineage, the 100 syllable mantra is one that is used a lot in all lineages. At least, that is my understanding. This mantra has two versions that are used often, the long (100 syllable) and short version (6 syllable).  To see the mantra in... Continue Reading →

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