analytical meditation

Analytical meditation involves investigating a subject with reflection and reason in order to integrate the meaning of the Dharma and develop virtuous qualities. Posts include instruction and guided meditations.

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on empathic distress

A guided meditation on the difference between compassion and personal distress.

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on compassion and personal distress

A guided meditation to help examine our experience of observing suffering and distinguish between responding…

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on consistency in compassion

A guided meditation on how to cultivate consistency in our practice of compassion by reflecting…

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Venerable Sangye Khadro sitting in front of a thangka, smiling.
Guided Meditations

Meditations on equalizing and exchanging self and ot...

A sequence of eleven guided meditations for developing bodhicitta using the method of equalizing and…

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Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on competition and cooperation

A guided meditation comparing the impact of approaching situations with a mindset of competition or…

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Travels

An encounter with a Chan master

Reflections on a meeting with a Chan master in Korea and his advice for Dharma…

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on giving positive feedback and praise

A guided meditation on how to incorporate giving positive feedback and praise into our daily…

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Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on forgiving

A guided meditation on forgiving, how to let go of painful thoughts and feelings of…

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Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on working with fear and anger

A guided meditation on how to work with fear and anger to respond more effectively…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Questions and answers on meditation

Teaching from Chapter 7, responding to questions on meditating on the dying process and how…

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