In this excerpt from Wisdom & Compassion (Starting with Yourself), Lama Tsomo explains Tonglen or Compassion practice
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Meditation for Anxiety and Difficult Emotions” it says, “When we meditate, we can see a parade of our thoughts and with practice, allow them to pass through. We learn to let go of the stories that we often attach to certain thoughts and feelings.
On the Buddhist path, Calm Abiding serves as the foundation for all other practices. It is a technique used to develop our power of attention and bring our coarse and subtle thoughts to a restful state. In other words, it is resting or abiding in that peaceful state.
After the Buddha passed into nirvana, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism became the two prevalent paths that spread throughout Asia There are many differences between the two traditions and depending on who you ask, those differences can be great or quite small.
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
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
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.
Enlightenment sure seems like a lofty goal sometimes, doesn’t it? Amidst life’s many tasks, we’re also trying to reach enlightenment?
As many of our students are moving deeper into the Dharma, we thought it pertinent to share some context and history about the Namchak lineage.
Wisdom, or sublime intelligence, is to know reality as it really is and is what makes the other five become Perfections