Creating Space

Anxiety and Meditation on Campus

Anxiety and Meditation on Campus—Then and Now

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 this: to give a single anecdote, I was sitting at one of our public events behind a young woman who had brought her laptop, and she had nine live social media feeds open at once in just one app. More in others. Did she hear anything at the event where she was sitting? It seems unlikely. Many students find themselves in a constant state of distraction.

Spaciousness in Daily Life

Spaciousness is an opportunity to rest our minds. Rinpoche discusses how meditation is not such a big deal. As we start out, it is helpful to keep things simple.

Rhythm of Happiness General Talk (Part 3)

In this third part of the “Rhythm of Happiness” talk, Phakchok Rinpoche suggests additional mental training to support positive feelings toward others.

Rhythm of Happiness

Rhythm of Happiness General Talk (Part 2)

Rhythm can develop into a deeper practice with more complexity. In the second part of this talk, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how we may continue to develop.

Rhythm of Happiness General Talk (Part 1)

Phakchok Rinpoche introduces us to the rhythm of happiness. He teaches several exercises to help us bring that rhythm with us into our daily life.