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I’ll let you in on a little secret. All four of these practices, Loving Kindness, Compassion (Tonglen), Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity, are avenues to one goal: feeling affectionately connected to all and everyone. We already feel closely connected to the ones we love, for example those we call “my dog,” “my cat,” “my child,” “my best friend.”...
The Compassion in Action Fellowship: A Yearlong Inner & Outer Change Journey for Student Leaders Students today are facing complex challenges like no other generation before. We are excited to be launching a new program for college & university students to help them learn meditation practices, build community, and engage in social change....
Welcome to your crash course in Buddhist Ethics! Don’t worry, there won’t be any actual crashing. Hopefully this will be more of a road map of where to go depending on your desired destination. If you’re going for happiness and enlightenment, the Buddha advises you to follow the Ten Virtues and avoid the Non-Virtues. If you’re going for suffering and unhappiness, you would do the opposite.
We will follow the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation) as our Vipassana guide as we hone our awareness of the world around us.
Searching for happiness is a common theme in books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and all kinds of media
The roots of this story can be found in an account of the most famous Tibetan mantrika known as Sangye Yeshe of the great Nub clan. He is depicted today in paintings and sculptures as a majestic man with a long goatee like the kesh of a Sikh man
What are the Four Thoughts of Tibetan Buddhism?
Contemplation of the Four Thoughts turns the mind from worldly preoccupations towards liberation and freedom.
An in-depth look at refuge and bodhisattva vows and the meaning of being on the bodhisattva path.
A Tibetan Buddhist explanation of bodhisattva and bodhicitta and meditation practices for developing bodhicitta.
According to Tibetan Buddhism in order to develop equanimity it requires understanding the causes and conditions that contribute to suffering.