Meditation and Daily Life

Tibetan Losar: New Year, New Habit!

The best way to welcome the New Year is to begin a new positive habit. In Tibetan, the word gom that we usually translate as...

Being Patient and Farsighted and Enduring Hardship

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can...

Parenthood is Practice, Too

In this article, Alan Pope shows how parenthood provides an opportunity to take our meditation practice into the heart of our daily lives....

Speaking Moderately and in a Gentle Way

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can...

Not Being Influenced by Evil Companions

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can...

The Paramita of Patience and Caring For People with Dementia

In this article, Andrea Sherman shows how commitment to the paramita (perfection) of patience can be an antidote to anger and frustration when we care...

Maintaining Meditation Discipline

In this excerpt from "In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas", Phakchok Rinpoche discusses discipline, and how it is essential to a strong meditation practice....

Caregiving at a Distance and the Paramita of Generosity

Andrea Sherman shows how we can utilize the six paramitas to touch the human spirit through virtual technology....

Relying on the Four Immeasurable Qualities During a Pandemic (Part 2): Immeasurable Loving-Kindness

Loving-Kindness or Metta is a deep, heart-felt wish that all beings have happiness, and have all the causes of happiness....
Maha Guru

The Importance of Being Reliable and Kind-Hearted

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell you about the importance of being honest (gyü drangpo), reliable (gyü tenpo), and kind-hearted (sempa...
Anxiety and Meditation on Campus

Anxiety and Meditation on Campus—Then and Now

Anxiety is widely reported to be the number one psychological challenge among students today, and in a recent survey, 97% of students reported technological distractions...

What Can We Do If We Really Start To Freak Out? (Part 1 – Relying on the Love of the Buddhas)

Guru Padmasambhava as the guru we can all call out and supplicate in times of freaking out....