Mala Magazine
Issue #4 September 2016

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In the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism rigorous debate is used throughout the twenty year academic curriculum to test and access the student's progress. Six hours a day are dedicated to debate in which the Challenger energetically questions the student, clapping their hands in a traditional gesture of cutting through ignorance.....
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Meditating on the Four Immeasurables (loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity), helps to develop perspective and experience. These analytic and intuitive practices use as their focus immeasurable beings.
Loving kindness and equanimity: 

True compassion and love is based on the recognition that every being naturally aspires to be happy and to overcome suffering, and that everyone has the natural right to fulfill that basic aspiration. Empathy is developed based on recognition of this basic fact. So, cultivating loving kindness first involves developing an even-mindedness, or equanimity, toward all sentient beings. By reflecting upon the fluctuating nature of one's relationships with others and also on the potential that exists in all sentient beings to be either friend or foe, you can develop equanimity and from there an attitude of loving kindness towards all.
Drepung Loseling Monastery was established in 1416, modeled after the great monasteries of classical buddhist India  and was one of Tibet's largest monastic universities. At its zenith it housed ten thousand monk students from Tibet, China, Himalayan India, Mongolia, and the Mongol regions of Eastern Russia. Drepung Loseling is now located in Karnataka State, in India ...
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The Tibetan physician aims to treat the patient first of all through dietary advice according to an analysis of individual's body constitution, and diagnosis of a health problem.  When necessary, Tibetan herbal medicine is prescribed. Tibetan pharmacology is extremely rich in both depth and variety, using gems, minerals, metals, soils, saps, woods and herbal plants. Medicines are made with a combination of as little as three ingredients or as many as 157.   The deep blue color of the Medicine Buddha is created using a powder made of crushed lapis lazuli. This color is associated with the brow chakra, which attributes are discernment, clarity, vision and seeing beyond illusion. The Medicine Buddha holds the myrobalan fruit, known for its healing properties. 

A traditional tool for prayer, meditation and reflection, the mala has been a part of Satya Jewelry collection since the beginning. Made from 108 Angelite beads, the ‘Many Truths’ mala helps to bring truth, compassion and acceptance into your life. Representing new beginnings, a lotus guru bead anchors the silk tassel to the prayer beads to help you on your journey.
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In the traditional Tibetan counting system, children are already one year old when they are born.....for example, if you are born one day before the New Year, the first day of the New Year you will be two years old.

If you cut your hair on these days:
September 10 -increase in attractive energy
September 16 - this is an auspicious day to cut your hair
September 28 - increase in strife and quarrels

September 1    -   Solar eclipse
September 16  -  Full moon 
September 22  - Autumn equinox day
September 27, 2009
His Holiness the Dalai Lama awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
September 30  - New moon


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