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With lockdowns continuing, live-streaming precious Buddhist teachings — especially healing and Medicine Buddha meditations — are a vital lifeline to practice. Although there are many past-recorded video teachings online — such as on the Buddha Weekly YouTube Channel — there is something very intimate and special about the live-stream teaching, regardless of lower production values. Even though the suddenness of lockdown left many teachers without access to higher-quality cameras and microphones, the live teachings are somehow more “powerful” — you feel as if you are facing your teacher, listening to Dharma. [See inset of Zasep Rinpoche teaching Medicine Buddha from a past Buddha Weekly video.]s we enter the second month of lockdowns, collectively enduring the Covid-19 tragedy, some teachers have reached out to isolated students through YouTube and Facebook live-streams.
Live streams from teachers are available on YouTube. For example, Venerable Zasep Rinpoche teaches live every Sunday at 2pm PT (5pm ET) on Gaden West’s YouTube channel.
Healing teachings series
Zasep Tulku Rinpoche continues a healing series of live streams every Sunday on YouTube, focusing mostly on healing practices within Tibetan Buddhism. Other teachers and meditation centers are likewise increasing the frequency of streamed teachings.
Rinpoche is popularly known for his approachable teaching style, strong humor and teachings based on a long lineage of great lamas. His own gurus included the most celebrated of Gelug teachers: His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Thupten Wanggyel, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Venerable Lati Rinpoche, Venerable Tara Tulku Rinpoche and Venerable Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche. He is also the author of several published English commentaries, including Tara in the Palm of Your Hand and Gelug Mahamudra.
Mantra transmission online?
Many teachers are providing “mantra transmissions,” — which, according to Zasep Rinpoche, are valid as long as you are “facing the teacher” repeating after the teacher three times.
Zasep Rinpoche began the first two Sundays with teachings on the healing meditations of Black Manjushri. The last three teachings have focused on Medicine Buddha. Tomorrow, Rinpoche will transmit teachings on a precious Sadhana “Medicine Buddha Wish-Granting Jewel” — available for PDF download here>
Rinpoche will live-stream special Medicine Buddha teachings on Sunday at 5 pm Eastern, 2 pm
By: Lee Kane
Title: A vital lifeline to practice — live-streamed Buddha Dharma teachings from teachers
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Published Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 16:39:32 +0000
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