Meditation and Daily Life

Tibetan Losar: New Year, New Habit!

The best way to welcome the New Year is to begin a new positive habit. In Tibetan, the word gom that we usually translate as “meditation”, more accurately means to “habituate” or “to become used to”. And that’s what a habit is—something we do easily and almost spontaneously.

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.

Being Patient and Farsighted and Enduring Hardship

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.

Parenthood is Practice, Too

I remember the day my then-two-year-old came busting through the door of my home office, where I had my meditation shrine and cushion set up

Speaking Moderately and in a Gentle Way

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.

Not Being Influenced by Evil Companions

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.

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