meditation

Continuous Placement in Meditation: Bring Back the Mind -

Nov 7, 2019

Continuous placement, or establishing continuity, is the second stage of calm abiding meditation.  When we practice calm abiding, or shamata meditation, we’re gradually retraining our minds.  In the second part of his...

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Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds -

Oct 31, 2019

Everyone can meditate to care for our minds and to reduce suffering.  In this short video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains that meditation is a broad term encompassing many stages.  Classically we...

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Meditation Training with Focus -

Oct 17, 2019

“Meditation training with focus” takes many forms.  As we begin to build a habit of mindfulness, we can use one or more of these techniques.  For example, in a meditation session or...

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Cultivating New Habits for Busy Minds -

Oct 10, 2019

Cultivating new habits is what meditation is all about.  The most basic Tibetan term for meditation, gom (Tib. sgom), means cultivation, habituation or development.  As we meditate, we train our minds to...

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What is Ritual? -

Sep 23, 2019

What is Ritual? I’m Only Here For the Meditation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche teaches and travels widely throughout the world.  On his tours, he often encounters modern people who are highly skeptical about...

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Reducing Negative Emotions: The Power of Meditation -

Sep 3, 2019

Reducing Negative Emotions: Correct Meditation In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that a measure of our own meditation practice is how much we are reducing negative emotions. We can see...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 2 Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No -

Jul 16, 2019

By Erric Solomon How to Cultivate Devotion In modern culture, we seem to have lost the traditional regard for our mentors. In the old days, you apprenticed to a trade. Your master...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 1 Devotion Beyond Concepts -

Jul 9, 2019

By Erric Solomon What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to swiftly making progress along...

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5 Ways to Radically Increase your Joy -

May 28, 2019

By Erric Solomon Buddhists often wonder if happiness is too trivial a thing to worry about. While it is true that the ultimate realization of Buddhist practice is far more profound, when...

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Care-taking rLüng During Long Practice Hours -

Apr 29, 2019

By Dr. Tawni Tidwell   It is important to recognize that extended practice can proliferate and aggravate rlüng (lōōng). As we remember from our introductory blog post, rlüng are the coarse and subtle winds...

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