A simple Practice of Meditation

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In this teaching from Australia last March, Sogyal Rinpoche shows, very simply, how we can practice meditation. “Quietly sitting, body still, speech silent, mind at peace, let thoughts and emotions, whatever arises, come and go, with- out clinging to anything.” The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Page 64. For more teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche […]

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Remembering Khandro Tsering Chödrön

It is now two years since Khandro Tsering Chödrön, the great dakini [female embodiment of enlightened energy] and accomplished practitioner, passed away. The embodiment of utter simplicity and unflagging faith and devotion, she was an inspiration to all who met her whether in the East or in the West, where she spent the last years […]

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The Essence of the Buddha’s Teaching

During his recent teaching tour in Australia, Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, gave an inspired series of public talks in Sydney and Melbourne. In this first extract from a talk in Sydney, Rinpoche shares a teaching on the importance of discovering inner peace and contentment––what the Buddha called “the […]

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Generating the Heart of the Enlightened Mind

  [W]hen you meditate deeply on compassion, a realization dawns in you that the only way for you to be of complete help to other beings is for you to gain enlightenment. From that a strong sense of determination and universal responsibility is born, and the compassionate wish arises in you at that moment to attain […]

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Tonglen: The Sacred Practice of Exchanging Ourselves for Others with Compassion

Of all the practices I know, the practice of Tonglen, which in Tibetan means “giving and receiving,” is one of the most useful and powerful. When you feel yourself locked in upon yourself, Tonglen opens you to the truth of the suffering of others; when your heart is blocked, it destroys those forces that are obstructing […]

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