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Tips for Meditation and Tips for Working with Spiritual Teachers

Starting or refreshing your meditation practice can be overwhelming. So, we’ve compiled some common questions and issues that students and teachers discuss at our retreats. Let’s begin with some meditation tips!How do I start meditating? When you’re a beginner to meditation, focus on one practice at a time. It’s tempting to try to learn tons of...

How to Practice Self-Compassion

If you practice meditation, you’re probably familiar with the concept of compassion, which is one of the Four Boundless Qualities of Buddhism.

The History and Importance of Tara

If you’ve studied Buddhism for a little while, you’ve probably heard of Tara. Green Tara and White Tara are some of the commonly discussed Taras, but there are many different forms of Tara

Meditation for Anxiety and Difficult Emotions

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.

From Prince to Buddha

Did you know that prior to becoming the Buddha, he was a prince named Siddhartha? Read excerpt from Lama Tsomo’s recent book “Ancient Wisdom for Our Times: Tibetan Buddhist Practice: Why Bother? An Introduction”