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Samatha and Vipashyana in the Mahamudra Perspective

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As the teachings about meditation from different Buddhist traditions become accessible in our society, as well as the different adaptations of the now trendy mindfulness practices, confusion grows about what the terms samatha and vipashyana …

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Clarifying the Natural State

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Elevate your experience and remain wide open like the sky. Expand your mindfulness and remain pervasive like the earth. Steady your attention and remain unshakable like a mountain. Brighten your awareness and remain shining like …

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Autumn Meditation Retreat

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Clarifying the Natural State Text by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (1511-87). Essential instructions on mind’s nature and silent meditative discovery of it

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Licking Honey on the Razor Blade

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The hazardous adventures of fearless compassionate wisdom in a world of change. Embrace this time and culture and turn it into enlightening art. We are faced with chaos in unknown uncharted territories, a time of …

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Awakened Life

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An awakened life, like a garden, requires constant TLC. Gratitude and benevolence spring from the understanding of the interdependence of everything. It will give birth to the enlightened mind attitude (Skt.Bodhicitta). Mindfulness and awareness will …

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Freedom is Happiness, Happiness is Freedom

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What might be the definition of happiness? There might be as many definitions as there are people. What seems to be happiness for some can seem to be a prison for others. So maybe there …

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Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Chicago

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Bodhi Path Chicago Welcomes Lama Tsony Lama Tsony returns to Chicago for his first visit since 2007 Topic to be announced. chicago@bodhipath.org Friday December 2, 7-9pm Saturday December 3, 1-6pm Sunday December 4, 10:30-4pm

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Practical Meditation; Dharma Roadside Assistance

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Meditation in a practical, simple yet essential approach. “Bring Your Own Questions” session. No question is off limit. Please see brief overview on Practical Meditation for our discussion: http://tsony.com/dharma-downloads/ Gentleness with yourself is essential in …