meditation

An Offering of the Dharma and Introduction of Student Pathways From Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute -

Jan 1, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to...

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Seeing the Buddha, Becoming the Buddha: Formal Meditation Instruction from Phakchok Rinpoche -

Nov 12, 2020

Within In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas, Phakchok Rinpoche clearly shows how genuine meditation is contingent upon bringing together many supportive conditions. However, Rinpoche also articulates methods for contained formal sessions that are effective, profound, and transformative....

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On Forgetting -

Oct 27, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches that if we are holding any anger, we are not free. When you’re even mildly annoyed at someone, the mind is disturbed and there is some pain. When you are holding on to a twenty-year grudge, you...

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Opening the Door to Authentic Meditation -

Oct 16, 2020

By Jack deTar “The profound equality of all beings is only known in the moment in which ‘I’ no longer exists. Only through the recognition of emptiness is there stainless compassion. This...

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Buddha’s Radical Two-Step Approach to Happiness -

Sep 3, 2020

By Erric Solomon Over 2,500 years ago, a man sat under a Bodhi tree and had a completely radical insight: suffering was caused by ignorance about who we really are. This ignorance...

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Busy Laziness -

Mar 12, 2020

These days we are all so busy that we often don’t take time to consider how constant doing affects our minds. And we might be surprised to know that in the Buddhist tradition, busyness represents a type of spiritual laziness....

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Visualization: How and Why? -

Mar 5, 2020

Visualization can seem unnecessarily complicated when we first encounter meditation instruction. But creating a mental image and using that as an object of our attention is an important technique on the Vajrayāna path. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some brief instruction...

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Repeated Placement: Once Again Resting the Mind -

Nov 14, 2019

Repeated Placement is the third stage of our calm abiding meditation.  In shamatha meditation, our practice proceeds gradually so that we are able to quickly recognize when our attention wanders off.  Here, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains how repeated placement works.Repeated...

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