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The Two Forms of Suffering

Mingyur Rinpoche dropping some wisdom on the difference between natural and self-created suffering.

In this short teaching, Mingyur Rinpoche discusses the difference between natural and self-created suffering. Recognizing the difference between these two helps us to see how we can free ourselves from many of the most painful situations in our lives by exploring the mind and gaining insight into the nature and functioning of awareness.

This teaching was originally presented as a free monthly teaching on the Tergar Learning Community: http://learning.tergar.org/course_library/mingyur-rinpoches-monthly-teachings/

Sleeping, Dreaming and Dying

Excerpt from Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama. This passage is a section from a talk given by the Dalai Lama.   “In order to train in the path that would allow us…

Advice on Spiritual Practice

by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje The practice of Dharma involves certain possibilities. How these potentials evolve into actual situations for the practitioner, and how much is possible within these situations depends on the capacity of individual…

Lama Tsultrim Allione on Feeding Your Demons

Feeding your demons rather than fighting them might seem to contradict the conventional Western approach to what assails us, but it turns out to be a remarkably effective path to inner peace and liberation. Demons are our obsessions and…

Meditation for Anxiety, Stress and Panic Attacks

In this short video, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche talks about his experiences dealing with panic and anxiety as a child. In a second clip, “Using meditation to deal with panic attacks, anxiety, and other painful feelings,”…

The Way by Dogen

Fukanzazengi, Dogen Zenji writes: The Way is basically perfect and all-pervading. How could it be contingent upon practice and realization? The Dharma vehicle is free and untrammeled. What need is there for man’s concentrated effort? Indeed, the whole body…

The Great Reversal by Sakyong Mipham

The Great Reversal by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Mahayana Buddhist tradition is defined by the supreme thought of bodhichitta, the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. Those who vow to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of others…

Becoming Intimate with Our Emotions

Working with emotions in meditation practice is a big subject for me. Very often, our thoughts are pretty lightweight. Just light, discursive thoughts. We’re thinking, “What’s for lunch?” or, “Did I remember to run the dishwasher this morning?” Sometimes…

Milarepa on Attachment

Milarepa replied, “I am Milarepa, the yogi from Tibet. There is a great purpose to not having possessions.” He then explained this in a spiritual song: “I have no desire for wealth or possessions, and so I have nothing.…

The Supreme Thought

by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche At the core of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings is the crown jewel of bodhichitta, the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. This is the supreme thought, the highest possible concept that the mind…