Tap into Penpa’s lifetime of experience as she answers your questions and walks you through the foundations of Buddhism.
The difference between the wise Buddhist and the sectarian Buddhist is like that between the vastness of space and the narrowness of a vase.
~ Kongtrul Rinpoche
There’s lots of interest in the study of self, mind and reality. Buddhism gives a convincing argument on these subjects with a potential to set ourselves free of the trappings of concepts, emotions and confusion. Different traditions of Buddhism tackle this reality in different methods depending on the personality of the seeker, with a common premise of Buddha being the one who taught these various levels of path.
Various paths Buddha taught have been categorized into three main vehicles: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. My upbringing is in the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
I am offering this as a service and part of karma yoga (service). May this benefit in dispelling confusion and conceptual blocks and facilitates a more wholesome joyful living for all.
"Not only provided answers to my questions, but took it a step further to make them accessible, and to suggest related topics that I could explore as I continue to develop."
"Incredibly knowledgeable and amazingly patient. Wonderful teacher. The exercises are already helping."
"Turned what could have been a boring lecture into an intriguing conversation where I felt both listened to and respected, while getting helpful answers."
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