Mahamudra

Student Reflections on Gomde Cooperstown’s Virtual Retreats – May 23 to June 1, 2020

Aug 6, 2020

Are you curious about what an online retreat is like? What type of experience can you expect? Is it beneficial? Recently, over two hundred and fifty people from seventeen countries around the...

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Understand Ignorance to Reveal Buddha-Nature

Nov 21, 2019

Understand ignorance.  Why would we need to do that if we are studying our minds? Most of us come to meditation retreats or Buddhist teachings because we are searching for answers.  We know that we are unhappy, or anxious, or...

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Late Summer Reflections

Aug 29, 2019

It is the first evening of the Mahamudra retreat (July 2019) at bucolic Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, and a dozen or so sangha members have gathered in the meditation hall, aka: the barn....

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Meditation: Correct Preparation in Three Steps

Mar 30, 2019

Learning meditation requires both study and actual practice. Correct preparation before starting a meditation session allows us to experience authentic...

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Announcing Path of Meditation Level II

Mar 15, 2019

Samye Institute is delighted to announce the roll-out of our home-study program for the Path of Meditation Level II. This online course continues on from our popular Path of Meditation Level I....

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Three Pillars of Tibetan Vajrayana Practice

Dec 5, 2017

Phakchok Rinpoche advises listeners on the best way to enter the Tibetan Vajrayana path by relying on three pillars to build a strong...

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Let the Dharma Resonate: Be Decisive!

Jan 17, 2017

Let the Dharma resonate fully by accumulating merit. This is the best method, Rinpoche advises. But we do this without lots of expectations and thoughts that there is some sort of magical Pandora's box that will transform us. That is...

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Persistence in Practice

Dec 27, 2016

Persistence in practice is something we often don't talk much about. But being persistent can make a big difference in our progress on the path. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this video clip from a teaching in Taiwan, has some advice for...

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Meditation: The Power of Transformation

Dec 6, 2016

Transformation can come about through meditation because meditation has many aspects. It’s more than you think! And, meditation is actually transformation. In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how we may be...

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Practicing Mahāmudrā Requires the Desire to Change

Nov 10, 2016

Here he reminds us that if we remember the goal of our practice, we should achieve the goal. And genuine compassion and devotion can bring us rapid...

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