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Hey guys,

A friend at our temple, Gyatrul Rinpoche's Tashi Choling, asked me to get the word out in the Buddhist parts of the blogosphere and the net in general about our nonprofit organization Vimala's Dharma store, formerly known as Mirror of Wisdom. Here's a little blurb from the site about Vimala's purpose and activities:

Founded in 2007 under the auspices of the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche, Vimala is a nonprofit Tibetan Buddhist organization devoted to facilitating spiritual development by supporting the study and practice of dharma (the teachings of the Buddha).

Vimala's activities include collecting, archiving, and disseminating dharma teachings and practices, with a particular focus on those associated with the Nyingma lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism. In addition, Vimala supports the translation of dharma in order to make it available to practitioners worldwide, and facilitates the training of future translators and teachers to help ensure that dharma will remain in the world for the benefit of future generations.

Were you trying to get to Mirror of Wisdom and found yourself here? Never fear--all of the practice texts, commentaries, commercially printed dharma books, photos, and other supports for practice that were offered by Mirror of Wisdom have found a new home here at Vimala!  Learn more about us on our About Us page.



This site has everything from sutra to tantra, so it's not only a great resource for Vajrayanists or Nyingmapas. However, for new and old practitioners of the Vajrayana, it's an especially wonderful resource because of their vast archive of video, audio, transcribed teachings of many of the greatest Vajrayana masters of the last century, such as HH Dudjom Rinpoche, HH Khyentse Rinpoche, HH Karmapa, HH Penor Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Gyatso, and tons more. I hope this resource may be of benefit!

- Brian
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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 03:48:21 pm »
This is wonderful material!  I will be shopping at this store for sure!  Thank you for sharing this.  :namaste:
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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 03:51:28 pm »
This is wonderful material!  I will be shopping at this store for sure!  Thank you for sharing this.  :namaste:

Thanks for your support!

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 04:00:01 pm »
What is a Tibetan pecha?
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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 05:00:21 pm »
And what does one do with this pecha?
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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 06:15:30 pm »
And what does one do with this pecha?

It's just a Tibetan style book. Sutras, tantras, commentaries, sadhanas are published from hand-carved wood blocks, creating pechas. If you know Tibetan, you can use them instead of Western-style texts. Or, being a practitioner of a Tibetan tradition but not knowing Tibetan, you may be the sort to wish to put a Tibetan pecha, instead of a Western-style text, on your personal shrine as a representation of the Buddha's enlightened speech since there's some special history of these blessed words being recorded in the Tibetan script. Others are less moved by this connction between Dharma and the Tibetan script and will choose a Western book instead. To each his/her own. Lastly, one could buy a volume or cycle of teachings on pecha and give as a gift to one's teacher or place inside a large statue or stupa as part of its consecration. That sort of thing. 

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 07:20:10 pm »
Pema-la....

Can you tell me if the Pechas offered include a translation to English - like the Pechas they have at Namse Bangdzo?

 :namaste:
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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 09:10:28 pm »
Pema-la....

Can you tell me if the Pechas offered include a translation to English - like the Pechas they have at Namse Bangdzo?

 :namaste:
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Chaz-la,

I'm afraid not, my friend. However, I believe Tibetantreasures.com has a couple English language pechas, for instance the translation of the short Dudjom Tersar ngondro. Not sure what else they have.

 :namaste:
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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 11:07:16 am »
Everything at Tibetan Treasures is translated into English, for North America. Here is the list of texts available, those that require empowerment and those that don't: http://www.tibetantreasures.com/tthtml/ttmerch/Padma%20Publishing/padmatexts.html

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 11:12:02 am »
Pema are the practice texts translated into english? I need an Amitabha text and my Tibetan is extremely limited still.

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2009, 03:39:39 pm »
Pema are the practice texts translated into english? I need an Amitabha text and my Tibetan is extremely limited still.

Yeah, Chokyi. It's just the pechas that aren't. Are you looking for one of the Namchö Amitabha sadhanas by any chance? I know they have those, though I'm sure they have other termas' versions also.

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2009, 11:48:03 am »
I'm feeling confuzled.  I have several pechas and they're in English  :wacky:

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2009, 12:10:12 am »
I'm feeling confuzled.  I have several pechas and they're in English  :wacky:

lol Laura. I was only referring to the pechas available at Vimala, which are just the traditional Tibetan pechas, because Chokyi had asked about them.

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Re: Looking for Dharma books, pecha collections, or practice supports?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2009, 05:29:44 am »
Oh I see, thanks  :namaste:

 


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