Finding Peace and Stability in a Troubled World part one

  Regardless of who we are, the main purpose of our life–you could call it ‘the heart of being human’–is to be happy.  All of us share the same wish, the same right, to seek happiness and to avoid suffering. But if we look closely we can see there are two kinds of happiness: One […]

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Coming to Know the Mind

When we are really able to rest our mind in meditation, an incredibly spacious, sky-like nature begins to dawn. And from within that sky-like nature of our mind, the sun of our buddha nature shines forth with the tremendous radiance and warmth of love and compassion.

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Realizing Our Ultimate Nature

Here is a short extract of a recent teaching Sogyal Rinpoche gave in Paris. You can find more of Sogyal Rinpoche’s recent teachings as they become available at SogyalRinoche.org. The most important point is for us to realize our ultimate nature—to purify our perception and realize the essence of our mind. How exactly can we […]

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How Do You do it?

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How do you bring the teachings of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying into your daily life? To continue the celebration of 20 years of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, over the next few weeks we’re asking you to send in stories about how–in even just the smallest of ways–you bring the […]

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Meditation: Learning How to Be

In Chapter five of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche writes: “The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence […]

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