Meditation techniques are exercises used by different cultures and religions to put the practitioner in a state of pause and reflection. The exercise usually represents a deliberate systematic break with everyday activities and thus creates a platform for artificially generated alternative mental states and concepts that are not present in everyday life.
The methods and goals of mediation are diverse and range from pure pausing, through mindfulness exercises, analyses of concepts and visualizations, to ecstatic-dissociative states, depending on culture, tradition and context.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, meditation is understood as a kind of rehearsal stage on which the various aspects of human experience and action can be analysed, trained and integrated into everyday life through practice. All meditative practices of Buddhism aim to develop compassion for all sentient beings in the practitioner and therefore to attain loving affection and a helpful attitude towards them. In this context compassion is understood as a deep desire that one and the beings around one may experience happiness.
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It is an extraordinary honour and joy for us to welcome the 11th Lelung Rinpoche to Ganden Chökhor. The long line goes back 690 years. The earlier incarnations of Lelung Rinpoche, also known as Jedrung Tulkus, played an important role in the history of Tibet and especially in the development of Buddhism. The Jedrung Tulkus ... Read more
Meditations led by Chöden, with emphasis on meditation on compassion; Explanation of backgrounds of various traditional meditations and their embedding in the CFT; Applications of meditations in clinical everyday life; Development and support of one's own meditation practice; basics for the Buddhist understanding of compassion; pointing out the differences to other mindfulness meditations.
Path to Happiness
Recognize Buddha-nature through the combination of method and compassion In this multi-day course, Zong Rinpoche will explain the principles of method and wisdom and how to build an everyday practice according to Buddhist philosophy and psychology. As an important element, Rinpoche will show how one can develop positive motivation for fellow human beings and the ... Read more