Dear Rinpoche,

When I first got here to Lerab Ling, I thought this retreat would be a cakewalk. I mean, so easy. I’d walk around in the sunshine, enjoy the beauty of the hills, get some meditation tips, slide into that peaceful zone, it’d be great.

I’d done a retreat that was really hard, a 10 day vipassana course in Pune, India. 10 days of silence, 10 hours per day of meditation, no airconditioning … that was hard. Compared to that, I thought this one would be Club Med.

But then I got here… and it wasn’t Club Med at all. I was having a really hard time! I was distracted, I was itchy, I didn’t feel happy, there was no peaceful zone … and I couldn’t understand what was going on.

Published in Meditation Blog

Sogyal Rinpoche inspires us to begin the day by integrating our practice, even at the breakfast table!

Published in Meditation Blog
Monday, 04 July 2011 19:42

The Wisdom of Awareness

I just got back to France after giving a couple of talks in NYC and then attending The Wisdom of Awareness retreat in Garrison.

The retreat was led by Sogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche and had guest speakers: Patrick Gaffney, Dan Goleman, Tara Bennett-Goleman and Sharon Salzberg.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:48

Non-judgemental awareness

Sogyal Rinpoche says that meditation is really a process of non-judgemental awareness.


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Tuesday, 08 March 2011 17:58

Peace & Contentment

Sogyal Rinpoche offers advice on how to find inner peace and contentment.


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Monday, 07 March 2011 18:17

Meditation in everyday lives

Sogyal Rinpoche explains how we can integrate meditation into our everyday lives


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Monday, 07 March 2011 18:04

Getting to know your own mind

Sogyal Rinpoche explains how we can integrate meditation into our everyday lives.

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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 14:12

Learning how to be

Sogyal Rinpoche says the secret of meditation is learning how to be with yourself—and not thinking too much.

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Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:11

No more soap operas

The biggest dramas are often the ones we create in our own head. Sogyal Rinpoche explains that we can choose what we do with our mind.

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Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:29

Settling the mind

Sogyal Rinpoche explains that the essence of meditation is very simple.

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