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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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Atisha et Gampopa, la Confluence des Deux Fleuves

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      La confluence des deux fleuves bka ‘phyag chu bo gnyis   Les deux facettes, relative et essentielle, de la Bodhicitta constituent le chemin vers l’éveil. Les enseignements sur l’entraînement de l’esprit, dans …

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Exploring the True Nature of Mind

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A Retreat of Meditation with Instructions from the Mahamudra-The Ocean of True Meaning of the Ninth Karmapa. Mahamudra-The Ocean of True Meaning contains the essence of the Buddhist path of liberation that the Buddha Shakyamuni taught …

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Perception and Inter-Subjectivity

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Perception and Inter-Subjectivity Conflicts and oppositions often spring from a sense of self-righteousness originating in a wrong perception of communication. Following Vasubandhu of the Yogacara Buddhist school of thought, we can understand that any perception …

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“BYOQ Sessions” Bring Your Own Questions

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“BYOQ Sessions” Bring Your Own Questions Curious about meditation, Buddhism, the Dharma? When we first collide with the Buddhist universe, we may have a ton of questions. We never really find the place to ask …

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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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Finding Your Internal and External Coherency

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Finding Your Internal and External Coherency If we look beyond the mesmerizing glimmer of appearances, we progressively discover a world of wonder. Mind is a cognitive space that contains all the seeds of manifestation. Love …

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Connect with Your Heart and Find Healing

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In today’s world of progress and rapid change our professional life, society and interpersonal relationships all make high demands of us. How can we deal with these demands in such a way as to stay …

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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 …

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Connect with Your Heart and Find Healing

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Connect with your heart and find healing In today’s world of progress and rapid change our professional life, society and interpersonal relationships all make high demands of us. How can we deal with these demands …

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Last Saturday of October Study Afternoon

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The Sutra Recalling The Qualities Of The Three Jewels Part I: The Buddha -continued The Tibetan term for Buddha, Sangyé, is explained as follows: Sang means ‘awakening’ from the sleep of ignorance, and ‘purifying’ the darkness of …

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La Septuple Prière, Mode de Vie Idéal

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Dans ses trois premiers chapitres du Bodhicaryavatara, Shantideva démontre l’éminence et la transcendance de l’Esprit d’Éveil (Skt.Bodhicitta). Il nous montre comment préparer l’humus de notre esprit pour que la graine de la Bodhicitta puisse y …

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L’Entrainement De L’Esprit

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Etude, contemplation et méditations inspirées par des extraits tirés du livre Mind Training: The Great Collection, compilée par Shonu Gyalchok (ca. XIVe-XVe siècles) et Könchok Gyaltsen (I388-1469) ASIN: B00J8ZZSX2 Compilé au XVe siècle, l’entrainement de …