Finding Peace and Stability in a Troubled World part two

  Meditation has many levels, but on the most profound level we can say that mediation is using the mind to skillfully and subtly recognize the essence and true nature of your mind.   In June 2009, as part of the events held for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Amsterdam, Sogyal Rinpoche gave […]

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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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Marcia Binder Schmidt on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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This summer in an interview with renowned Buddhist translator, editor, and writer Marcia Binder Schmidt, we asked her for her thoughts on the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and its impact.

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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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