mindfulness

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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Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic -

Jan 2, 2020

Loneliness: What’s Going on in our Lives? Researchers are noting that large numbers of people report chronic feelings of loneliness. The numbers are so staggering that government agencies in many countries and...

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FOMO Got You Down? Try Sympathetic Joy -

Dec 26, 2019

FOMO, or “fear of missing out,”  afflicts many of us more dramatically in our hyper-connected world than it did in the past. Thanks to constant connectivity, we are immediately aware of what...

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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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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 sometime in our day, we may...

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Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers -

Oct 1, 2019

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious...

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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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Correct Meditation Posture: Deadbug Develops a Strong Core -

Aug 6, 2019

Correct meditation posture helps our minds to settle and our breath to flow naturally. In traditional Buddhist texts, we read that we should cross our legs and keep our spines erect. Correct meditation posture helps our minds to settle and...

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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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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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