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8 minutes

Four Qualities of Mind: Mind Nature

Phakchok Rinpoche explains the purpose of our meditation practice. Here he stresses that we can familiarize ourselves through direct experience with the four qualities of...
8 minutes
spiritual loneliness
3 minutes

Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session alone....
3 minutes
Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

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

Multiplying Effects: Five Ways of Multiplying Merit

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues....
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9 minutes

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....

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

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...

On Forgetting

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...

Opening the Door to Authentic Meditation

Jack DeTar shares Rinpoche's path of authentic meditation taken from "In The Footsteps of Bodhisattvas"...

Student Reflections on Gomde New York’s Virtual Retreats – May 23 to June 1, 2020

Samye Institute's students share their experiences during 2020's online retreats....
Equanimity in Turbulent Times

Relying on the Four Immeasurable Qualities During a Pandemic (Part 1): Immeasurable Equanimity

Erric Solomon begins a four part explorations of the Four Immeasurables....
Busy Laziness

Busy Laziness

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...

Visualization: How and Why?

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...