Changing the Object

If you are a meditator, it is important to learn about changing the object of meditation from the story you are stuck in back to you body and feelings. Mark Epstein writes about the Tibetan slogan of “Stopping the wind,” i. e., the stuck story blowing through your mind. Using meditation or therapy to try […]

Pema Chodron’s Story

Pema Chodron is one of the most beloved teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. She runs the Gampo Abby in Nova Scotia. Her many books have been treasured by thousands if not millions of people. She became a nun in the Shambhala tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. I believe that this story come from her […]

Giving Up Addictions

These words of wisdom from Pema Chodron came from the Tricycle Daily Dharma on April 15. Pema is the director of Gampo Abbey – one of the few Buddhist centers in North America that maintain the traditional monastic precepts. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh calls these the Five Mindfulness Trainings, which his has revived from […]

Everything Is Workable And Lovable

Here is yet another selection of Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das. This quote is from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche who I met in 1971. Who knew he would become such a driving force in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the west. You can almost fall in love with the universe, with the general situation. At […]

Meditation Practices of Zen and Tantra

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was born in 1939 and died in 1987. He started the Shambhala Buddhist community and is well known for his book, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. In another book, The Teacup & the Skullcup:Chogyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantraa, he talks about the meditation practices of Zen and Tantra. The meditation practices of […]