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Palyul Times – A New English Magazine for Buddhist Enthusiasts

The first issue of Palyul Times magazine

The first issue of Palyul Times, an English language magazine for the followers of the Palyul tradition has been published by the Translation Group of the Rigzod Editorial Committee, a section of the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute based in Namdroling Monastery. Published initially as an annual magazine, the 1st issue of Palyul Times has 64 pages and offers a wealth of information to the followers of the Palyul Tradition and for all Buddhist students in the English speaking world. Articles in this inaugural first issue include a Brief Introduction to Buddhism, with scriptural quotes, stories and commentary. Biographies include The Twelve Deeds of Buddha Shakyamuni; the life of Guru Rinpoche; and a brief biography of the great master Patrul Rinpoche. The magazine also gives a Historical Background to Palyul Monastery and its Traditions, followed by a Biography of H.H. Drubwang Penor Rinpoche and other masters in the Palyul Tradition.

Teachings, stories, spiritual advice and personal accounts include The Four-Fold Approach to Reversing One’s AttitudeJataka Tales, which describes past life stories of Lord Buddha; advice from great master Longchen Rabjampa; and A Guide to Bodhgaya, the site where Shakyamuni Buddha and all the Buddhas of the three times attain enlightenment. In an interview with Khenchen Pema Sherab, Palyul Times asked what the International Palyul Sangha can do to promote the long life and good health of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. Khenchen Pema Sherab explained that violations and breaches of samaya harm the life of our teacher and that each and every student must make a point not to break samaya, and to confess any breaches with the Four Powers – Reliance on a source of Refuge, deep regret for your action, resolve not to repeat such an action, and application of an appropriate antidote.