Guided Meditations

Meditation To Reduce Caregiver Stress

Feb 9, 2020

When you are a caregiver sometimes there are additional stresses on your energy. The demands can become greater than your energies and you can become imbalanced. Meditation is a wonderful tool to...

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Sound Healing: Tibetan Singing Bowls

Feb 8, 2020

Sound healing techniques have been popular throughout history in many different cultures. These days, Himalayan singing bowls are gaining popularity in sound therapy. The bowls contain seven to twelve different metals, known...

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Creating Spacious Natural Awareness

Feb 7, 2020

Our Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying team prepared some guided meditations. We can all benefit from the practice of Creating Spacious Natural Awareness. This Guided Meditation takes about 7 minutes, but...

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Guided Buddhist Compassion Meditation: A Casket of Sacred Dharma

Feb 6, 2020

Compassion Meditations are found throughout Buddhist literature. As a caregiver you may find it helpful to read these aloud to your client and his or her family and friends if they are...

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Guided Compassion Meditation

Feb 5, 2020

This Guided Compassion Meditation includes a gentle introduction to Metta (loving kindness). This practice has proven to be very useful for those who are new to meditation, but especially for those who...

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Practicing Calm Presence

Feb 4, 2020

Practicing Calm Presence can change the atmosphere in the normally stressful atmosphere where a person is ill or dying. You can sit at the bedside and practice whenever you find it helpful....

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Power of The Pause: Three Minute Breathing Space

Feb 3, 2020

This is a perfect mindfulness practice for caregivers that can be practiced moment to moment. Before entering the room of one who is sick or dying take a moment to check in....

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Body Scan Practice: Awareness of Our Physical Situation

Feb 2, 2020

Body Scan is a mindfulness practice which has been shown to be effective at bedside, in stressful environments (like healthcare institutions) and as a tool for coping with chronic pain. Although the...

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.