Mind

The Secret of the Mind

On the auspicious Treldha Tsechu, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us four profound verses from the 5th chapter of introspection of Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavattara to recall the...
Facing Panic

What can we do if we really start to panic? (Part 3 – Liberation through Feeling)

A sense of panic isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But how we deal with panic can make a huge difference. Train your mind to slowly...
Maha Guru

A Big Heart and a Strong Mind

My aspiration for you in this start of a new year is that you grasp the key points of practice—in particular, keeping a big heart...

Repeated Placement: Once Again Resting the Mind

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...

Continuous Placement in Meditation: Bring Back the Mind

Continuous placement, or establishing continuity, is the second stage of calm abiding meditation.  When we practice calm-abiding or shamatha meditation, we're gradually retraining our minds....

Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds

Tulku Migmar explains that Mindfulness is an exercise everyone can practice, notwithstanding their religion or lifestyle....

Meditation Training With Focus

"Meditation training with focus" takes many forms. As we begin to build a habit of mindfulness, we can use one or more of these...

Mental Maintenance Creates Stability

"Mental Maintenance" means working with our own minds. Anxiety, depression, and stress can affect anybody.  First, we need to take care of our actual physical...

Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey

When we really want to practice Dharma we wish to carry on until we die. We don't want to stop! Dharma practice is a continuous...
Science of Mind

Buddhist Science of Mind

Science of mind occupies a great deal of attention in Buddhist philosophy. This is not some new development; ancient Buddhist texts include major treatises...
Learning Buddhadharma

Learning Buddhadharma: The Essence

Learning Buddhadharma can be done in a number of ways. Especially in these modern times. We can go to retreats, listen to teachings, take courses,...
Overcoming Resistance

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have patterns of laziness or of rebelling against rules and regulations.  So,...