Ross M. W. Bennetts


May 26th, 2016

New Epic Tomes

New Epic Tomes #Tibetan #buddhism
@ Abbey's Bookshop

December 20th, 2015

Air conditioned gompa

Air conditioned gompa #bliss #Tibetan #Buddhism
@ Langri Tangpa Centre

December 19th, 2015

Light Offerings on Je Tsongkhapa day

Light Offerings on Je Tsongkhapa day #Tibetan #Buddhism
@ Chenrezig Institute

November 12th, 2015
June 21st, 2013

I spent last week in Sydney receiving teachings from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen’s Jewel Lamp: A Praise of Bodhicitta

For those who couldn’t make it, His Holiness’ teachings are available to watch online via YouTube:

(you might spot me in the crowd ~25-35 seconds into ^this^ one)

And there was a public talk at the end on secular ethics:

Other city’s public talks go up over the next few days with some streaming live, here:

Tashi Delek!

December 13th, 2010

Take all the blood you need for your children.
Though I may only have the karma to see you as a mosquito,
I know that since beginningless time,
You have been my mother numerous times,
and you have the same potential for Buddhahood as do I.

spontaneoulsy rambled by Ross M. W. Bennetts, 13-December-2010.

October 14th, 2010

Erick Sherab Zangpo has a wonderful post on his ‘Empty Elephant: New Tibetan Buddhist Translations and More‘ blog:

Inspired by the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche….

This work is dedicated to all beings – may they always have success.

Compiled by Erick Sherab Zangpo.

You should read the whole thing (and follow Erick on Twitter and FaceBook), but here is a summary of Erick Sherab Zangpo’s ‘Practices for Success’:



3) REJOICE in the merit, happiness, virtue, positive potential, and amazing, inconceivable causes of happiness, merit, and virtue created by all the buddhas, bodhisattvas, and all sentient beings of the ten directions and three times,

4) MAKE OFFERINGS to your Gurus, Lamas, Spiritual Teachers, and Spiritual Friends.

5) Make offerings to all of your Spiritual Teacher’s students.

6) Make offerings to EVERYONE and EVERYTHING — all sentient beings.

7) DO PROSTRATIONS to all the buddhas, bodhisattvas, the Gurus, and the Triple Gem.

9) Keep precepts as much as possible, such as the Sojong/8 Mahayana Precepts, the 5 Lay Precepts, the Bodhisattva Precepts, and any other precepts that you have received from your teachers.

10) Recite the short “Dü Sum Sangye” Barchay Lamsel (Dispelling Obstacles from the Path) prayer to Guru Rinpoche many times.

11) Recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra many times.

12) Recite the Arya Sanghata Sutra many times.

13) Recite the Sutra of Golden Light many times.

14) Recite the Heart Sutra many times.

15) Print many copies of the Diamond Sutra, and give them away to others.

16) Print many copies of the Arya Sanghata Sutra, and give them away to others.

17) Print many copies of the Sutra of Golden Light, and give them away to others.

18) Print many copies of the Heart Sutra, and give them away to others.

19) Recite this mantra many times: OM MANI VAJRA HŪNG

20) Recite this sutra many times: The Maha-Lakshmi Sutra

21) Recite mantras! All mantras create merit when recited.

September 8th, 2010

from ‘His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart’ on

His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.

April 17th, 2010

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation‘s Eric Campbell managed to get a rare interview with His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, for the Foreign Correspondent program, as shown in this piece entitled “After the Dalai Lama“.

March 31st, 2010

Here is part 2 of the video I posted back in February:

Sand Mandala Dissolution Ceremony