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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Parting from the Four Clingings

Death and the defects of samsara

Giving detailed instruction on how to meditate on one's own death and reflecting on the…

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Parting from the Four Clingings

Attachment and death meditation

Speaking on the benefits of study and reflection and going through the nine-point death meditation…

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

Meditation on the inevitability of death

A guided meditation on the first three points in the nine-point meditation on death focusing…

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Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on overcoming attachment to reputation

A guided meditation on the eight worldly concerns, focusing on overcoming attachment to a good…

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Living a Meaningful Life

Meditation on precious human life

Meditating on the good circumstances of a precious human rebirth inspires us to use our…

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Engaged Buddhism

Coronavirus: This is the time to practice

Guided meditation on examining our fear and anxiety related to the coronavirus, encouraging us to…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Structuring a meditation session

Venerable Thubten Tarpa leads the "Meditation on the Buddha," and covers from Chapter 6 "How…

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An Open-Hearted Life

The kindness of others

Contemplating the kindness of others promotes a feeling of being connected and establishes a firm…

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

The kindness of others: Teaching and guided meditation

How meditating on the kindness of others dispels feelings of separation from others and makes…

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Black and white image of man with eyes closed, touching reflection in mirror.
Buddhist Worldview

Ego, A Tibetan Buddhist perspective

Is the word ego, as we commonly use it, the same as self-grasping ignorance? Venerable…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Gradual progress and cultivating bodhicitta

Covering the sections "Gradual Progress" and "Cultivating Bodhicitta" from Chapter 11, where the Dalai Lama…

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