Path of Meditation

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious onlooker.

How to Meditate Properly

This teaching continues the series generously sponsored by Samye’s Indonesian Sangha. In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about how to effectively practice meditation during times of great suffering, chaos and change.

How to Meditate in Difficult Times

This teaching continues the series generously sponsored by Samye’s Indonesian Sangha. In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about how to effectively practice meditation during times of great suffering, chaos and change.

Multiplying

Multiplying Effects: Five Ways of Multiplying Merit

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us regularly that we need to consistently accumulate merit.

Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

In “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” Tulku Migmar discusses how preparing to die is fundamentally about how we live. When we live with aims like accumulation of wealth, and we have a lot of attachments, facing death can be quite difficult. Death comes for everyone—anyone who is born will die. And the only thing that we bring with us is our Dharma practice.

Maintaining Meditation Discipline

Although we often understand discipline to refer to the actions of the body and the quality of our speech, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the

On Forgetting

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches that if we are holding any anger, we are not free. When you’re even mildly annoyed at someone, the mind is disturbed and there is some pain. When you are holding on to a twenty-year grudge, you are enmeshed in a story that is only issuing out distress moment after painful moment. From the standpoint of someone practicing to become free from suffering to help others, how can any grudge be worth holding on to? It makes no sense, actually, to teethe on a point of pain when the causes that produced that pain point have long ago come and gone. It is only the ego that feels the need to gnaw.