meditation

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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Destress With Alternate Nostril Breathing -

Apr 16, 2019

The ancient yogic breathing technique of alternate nostril breathing, aka “nadi shodhana” is a simple yet potent mindful breathing practice with many benefits for the mind and body. In the ancient language...

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Meditation: Three Steps of Correct Preparation -

Mar 30, 2019

Learning meditation requires both study and actual practice. A correct preparation before starting a meditation session is important if we want to experience authentic results. In this audio excerpt from an introductory...

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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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The Dignity of Present-Moment Awareness -

Mar 13, 2019

By Erric Solomon In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale’s prototypical self-help book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was unleashed upon the American public. This massively popular tome, although not secular in its orientation,...

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Inside the Radically Happy book -

Jan 18, 2019

By Erric Solomon   In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche and I describe how our new book can positively impact your life. Transform you mind and change the world! Feel free to throw...

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Experience Opens Understanding -

Dec 11, 2018

Experience opens understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma, in a different way than simply hearing many teachings.  Here, in this audio recording from a September 2018 teaching in Gomde, Austria, Phakchok Rinpoche...

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Listen here: Radically Happy Audiobook -

Nov 26, 2018

By Erric Solomon I asked my friend Juri Henley-Cohn (an excellent actor by the way) to be the voice for the audiobook. The producer had sent a few auditions, none of them...

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Exchanging Self and Others: Building Bodhicitta Part Two -

Nov 20, 2018

Exchanging self and others is the supreme method for building our bodhicitta. We develop this through a process called tonglen, or “sending and receiving”. And how exactly do we practice this exchange?...

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