Wisdom Spotlight

By Samye Institute

A monthly spotlight on Dharma education and practice resources from Samye Institute.

A monthly spotlight on Dharma education and practice resources from Samye Institute.

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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #16 - The Ten Qualities of Compassion

Dear Student,Compassion is the wish that all sentient beings be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. And fierce, strong compassion also includes the determination to become awakened to bring all beings to that fully awakened state. This is a bold a…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #15 - Societal Human Values

Dear Student,People who attend Buddhist teachings or meditation retreats often ask the lamas what they should practice after they return home. We may be keen to jump immediately into meditation practice and we wish to receive profound teachings. And many peop…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #14 - Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying

Dear Student,On this Medicine Buddha Day, Samye Institute is pleased to announce a new and updated presentation of our Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying resource center. These resources have arisen in conversation with Phakchok Rinpoche, Tulku Migmar, a…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #13 - Accumulation of Merit and Mindfulness

Dear Student,Samye Institute wishes our entire family a joyous Saga Dawa! We hear often that these auspicious times are ideal times for accumulating and multiplying merit. Because we don't always know where to begin, or why merit matters, we've chosen this se…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #12 - Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

Dear Student,In “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” Tulku Migmar discusses how preparing to die is fundamentally about how we live. When we live with aims like accumulation of wealth, and we have a lot of attachments, facing death can be quite difficult. De…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #11 - How to Plan Your Personal Retreat Part Two

Dear Student,In “How to Plan Your Personal Retreat, Part 2,” Drupla Sonam Tsering continues his discussion of advice on how to conduct a successful personal retreat. He begins by referring to the previously mentioned traditional advice to bring sufficient foo…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #10 - The Eight Worldly Dharmas

Dear Student,Tulku Migmar Tsering recently taught on The Eight Worldly Dharmas, the jikten chö gyé. When we learn how to free ourselves from chasing after or avoiding these hopes and fears we can become authentic practitioners. Tulku-la advised us on how to s…

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #9 - Dealing with Illness and Death

Samye Institute posts regular wisdom blogs, covering various aspects of Buddhist practice, ritual and education. Here's what we posted in the last month.

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #8 - Self-Reflection

In the postings below, Rinpoche and senior students discuss and describe ways they have used Dharmic teachings and principles to guide, structure and enhance their process of self-reflection.

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #7 - Chokling Tersar Lineage

Several pages on www.SamyeInstitute.org discuss various aspects of the Chokling Tersar and how to incorporate lineage into your practice.

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #6 - Right Speech and the Ten Precepts

Several blogs posted on www.samyeInstitute.org address ethical behavior and the ten precepts. Many provide reflections and techniques to aid our investigations.

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #5 - Saga Dawa Düchen

Dear Student,The month of Saga Dawa is one of the most important in the Buddhist Calendar. It starts from the new moon of the fourth month ending with the full moon of the next month.This year Saga Dawa is from May 23 to June 21. The most special day of this …

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #4 - Dharma Practice During the Pandemic

Dear Friend,The third point in the Lojong text "The Seven Point Mind Training" is “Transforming Adversity on to the Path”. In study groups on this text, one usually hears groans when we reach this point. Much discussion ensues. But right now, right here, the …

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #3 - Sang Offering in Turbulent Times

Samye Institute would like to offer free access to our on-line resource support program on the Concise Cleansing Offering (Sang) practice. In this program you will find explanations of the meaning and key points to keep in mind as you practice. Additionally, …

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #2 - Bodhisattva Response to COVID

We hope that the following teachings from Samyeinstitute.org will be inspirational for you. We offer these reminders as supports for you during this difficult time. May it be of benefit.

 
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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #1 - The Five Negative Emotions

Samye Institute posts regular wisdom blogs, covering various aspects of Buddhist practice, ritual and education. Here's what we posted in the last month.