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Samatha et Vipashyana dans la Perspective du Mahamoudra

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Samatha est une attention tenue en un point. Vipashyana est la discrimination individuelle des phénomènes, correctement et exactement tel qu’ils sont. Samatha pacifie momentanément les émotions perturbatrices, tandis que Vipashyana les éradique complètement.                Soutra …

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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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Teachings from Milarepa’s Treasury of Dohas

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A Doha is a form of poetry and is often referred to as a song. According to the sutras, the disciples of the Buddha would sometimes compose spontaneous verses during his teaching sessions. Tibetan translators such as …

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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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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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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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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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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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Voix Libérée, Chants Libres. La Poésie de l’Eveil

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Depuis le Therigatha des disciples du Bouddha, jusqu’aux chants de réalisation des maîtres contemporains, en passant par les Doha, chants mystiques de l’Inde et du Tibet, les accompli(e)s d’antan ont pu exprimer l’inconcevable par une …

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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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Practical Meditation

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Practical Meditation Relieve stress and fatigue. Discover calmness and clarity. Cultivate mindfulness. A four-week class of explanation and guided exercises with beginner instructions given at every session. Four Fridays: October 21, 28, and November 4, …