Holistic Living

An Offering of the Dharma and Introduction of Student Pathways From Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute -

Jan 1, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to...

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Tibetan Medicine Tools for Trying Times -

Dec 3, 2020

During these stressful times, Tibetan Medicine may offer us some tools for bringing our body and mind into balance. Our sangha member and Dakini Doctor, Dr. Tawni Tidwell presented a video program at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC...

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Buddha’s Radical Two-Step Approach to Happiness -

Sep 3, 2020

By Erric Solomon Over 2,500 years ago, a man sat under a Bodhi tree and had a completely radical insight: suffering was caused by ignorance about who we really are. This ignorance...

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Anxiety and Meditation on Campus–Then and Now -

Mar 31, 2020

Anxiety is widely reported to be the number one psychological challenge among students today, and in a recent survey, 97% of students reported technological distractions are a problem both inside and beyond the classroom. Any faculty member can confirm...

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Busy Laziness -

Mar 12, 2020

These days we are all so busy that we often don’t take time to consider how constant doing affects our minds. And we might be surprised to know that in the Buddhist tradition, busyness represents a type of spiritual laziness....

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Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin -

Feb 6, 2020

Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations.  And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can make us sharper, or enhance our performance at times. Yet humans, and particularly modern humans,...

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FOMO Got You Down? Try Sympathetic Joy -

Dec 26, 2019

FOMO, or “fear of missing out,”  afflicts many of us more dramatically in our hyper-connected world than it did in the past. Thanks to constant connectivity, we are immediately aware of what...

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4 Radically Happy Ways to not just Survive, but Thrive during the Holiday Family Gatherings -

Dec 19, 2019

By Erric Solomon The holidays are supposed to be a time of joyous celebration with extended family and friends. Yet many people dread the family gathering, especially these days where the political...

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Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds -

Oct 31, 2019

Tulku Migmar explains that Mindfulness is an exercise everyone can practice, notwithstanding their religion or...

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