Bonus Week

  • This week, you can begin practicing the Tomchoe by saying it before each meal. (You can do this silently if you are in public or with others who do not pray before meals.)
  • One day this week, recite one circuit on your trengwa (mala) for the Manjushri mantra and also for the Guru Rinpoche mantra. In the weeks to come you can add one or both of them to your daily mantra recitations.
  • One day this week, practice the Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama by reciting it 3 times.
  • Read Shantideva’s Dedication prayer once this week.
  • Be aware of your behavior toward monks, nuns and sacred objects in your environment and see if there are any ways that you might be more respectful.



You can bask in the well-earned satisfaction of practicing the eight core lessons of the YoWangdu Practical Guide to Tibetan Buddhism. 

May you be happy! May you be at peace and find increasing calm and joy in your life and in the lives of those around you as you continue these practices.

With much love and many blessings,

Lobsang and Yolanda

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