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The Greater Boston and N.E. Sangha

The Greater Boston and N.E. Sangha In greater Boston and N.E. our Sangha has had a tradition of gathering together to practice as a group in formal sitting meditation on a monthly basis.  It is a Blessing.  It has proven an occasion to bond, learn, and experience ourselves as a supportive community.  It is a Fellowship. These gathering have no leader.  The format is [...]

2017-12-20T17:49:33+00:00 November 6th, 2014|

The Gift in Return: A Vitally Important Treasury of Wisdom, by Daniel Brown, Ph.D.

The Gift in Return: A Vitally Important Treasury of Wisdom, by Daniel Brown, Ph.D.   His Holiness Menri Trizin has asked me to translate the sku gsum rang shar [Self-Arising Three Enlightened Bodies] of Shar rdza bkra’ shis rgyaal mtshan. Shar rdza Rinpoche is perhaps the best yogi practitioner in the Bon tradition in the past thousand years. He reached rainbow body at the [...]

2018-06-01T14:11:54+00:00 October 27th, 2014|

Himalayan Children’s Home – Evaluation, by Michelle Bissanti

Himalayan Children’s Home – Evaluation, by Michelle Bissanti Educational Program Overview and Evaluation Prepared for the Pointing Out the Great Way Foundation by Michelle Bissanti  M.Ed.   MCEC – Mustang Cultural and Educational Center Himalayan Children’s Home, Dhaulagiri Secondary School Jomsom, Nepa   Introduction The Pointing out the Great Way Foundation is financially supporting 26 mixed age children to attend Dhaulagiri Secondary School and live [...]

2018-06-01T14:11:23+00:00 October 27th, 2014|

A Magical Trip to the Mustang Region of Nepal, by Paula Sacks

A Magical Trip to the Mustang Region of Nepal, by Paula Sacks Ordinary views are extraordinary in Nepal This last June I was fortunate to travel to Nepal for the first time.  However it won’t be my last! I was invited as a Foundation Board member to see some of the projects that the Foundation supports: attend the ceremony for the Water [...]

2018-06-01T14:11:54+00:00 October 27th, 2014|

A Stupa for Rahob Rinpoche, by Paul Ling

A Stupa for Rahob Rinpoche, by Paul Ling In old Tibet students would honor a great master by erecting a stupa in memory of their teacher.  It was an even greater sign of love and respect to erect it while their teacher was still in their form body.  In this spirit the POGWF board authorized a fund raising letter to be sent out Rinpoche’s closest [...]

2017-12-20T17:49:34+00:00 October 27th, 2014|

A View of the Himalayan Children’s Home (Jomsom, Nepal), by Michelle Bissanti

A View of the Himalayan Children’s Home (Jomsom, Nepal), by Michelle Bissanti I was invited by the POGW Board to join the June 2014 trip to Nepal to evaluate the program in place for the children at the Himalayan Children’s Home in Jomsom, Nepal.  Not only was it an exquisite opportunity to travel with precious teachers and fellow dharma students to sacred sites within [...]

2018-06-01T14:12:30+00:00 October 27th, 2014|

The Trip to Rahob Village, by Rich Colman

The Trip to Rahob Village, by Rich Colman The trip to Rahob Village to see and dedicate the philosophy school brought tremendous excitement and trepidation.  I felt honored to be invited as a representative of both the foundation and the Sangha, but I also felt ambivalent.  I suffer from altitude sickness, think roughing it means staying at a three star hotel, and felt guilty [...]

2017-12-20T17:49:34+00:00 December 12th, 2013|

The Pace of Grace, by Gayle Colman

The Pace of Grace, by Gayle Colman Sitting outside, prayer flags gently waving in the breeze, I am transported back to Tibet where prayer flags decorate the mountains like colorful hard candy and make “bridges” over the rushing rivers.  Shopping in Tibet Town, Chengdu, the flags are tightly wound and tied with ribbon just aching to breathe. *     *     * [...]

2017-12-20T17:49:34+00:00 December 11th, 2013|

Tibet, There and Back Again, By Paul Ling

Tibet, There and Back Again, By Paul Ling Eleven Americans and Europeans of the Pointing Out Way traveled to Chengdu en route to Rahob Rinpoche’s place.   Chengdu is provincial capital of Sichuan Province of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  Sichuan is a big province, the Silicon Valley of the PRC, and Chengdu dwarfs Boston.  We traveled to Rahob Monastery and Village in the [...]

2017-12-20T17:49:34+00:00 December 10th, 2013|