meditation

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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Knowing When To Rest -

Nov 15, 2018

What does it mean to rest? As a working mother of two young children learns how to integrate practice into her daily life, she also discovers the importance of this simple...

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Calm Abiding Meditation -

Sep 25, 2018

Calm abiding meditation forms the backbone of Buddhist meditation practice. Without developing a solid foundation in this core practice, we will not be able to settle our minds. Traditionally, we spend months or years learning, practicing, and experiencing the results...

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