Meditation and Daily Life

The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 5

Jan 18, 2022

In this fifth session, Tulku-la talks about how to rely on spiritual guides to reduce the influence of disturbing factors....

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 4

Jan 10, 2022

Practices. In this fourth session, Tulku-la talks about how to best reflect on the truth of impermanence, and how removing oneself from distractions allows one to truly practice...

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 3

Jan 4, 2022

This teaching continues the series generously sponsored by Samye’s Vietnamese Sangha. In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about the importance of place in our path, how it is critical to distance yourself from physical and mental distractions in order...

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 2

Dec 27, 2021

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....

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How to Meditate Properly

Nov 30, 2021

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....

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 1

Nov 30, 2021

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....

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How to Meditate in Difficult Times

Nov 3, 2021

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....

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Being Patient and Farsighted and Enduring Hardship

Aug 10, 2021

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,...

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Parenthood is Practice, Too

Jul 27, 2021

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 and was attempting to practice. I was...

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Speaking Moderately and in a Gentle Way

Jun 1, 2021

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,...

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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.