Meditation, Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism
Some articles related to the Buddhist meditation classes given by Venerable Toby Gillies
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Venerable Toby Gillies with his principle teacher, Geshe Thubten Loden and His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India.
Concentration: Calm Abiding meditation We need to improve our capacity for clear concentration and like everything it gets better with practise. This article aims to explain the stages of developing concentration and the methods used to accomplish each stage. On the...read more
Meditation for Understanding Exporing how we use meditation for understanding is an important component of all our meditation classes. We learn how to gain a genuine meditative insight. A genuine meditative insight is a life transforming experience. We escape the...read more
Learning mindfulness meditation Learning mindfulness meditation establishes a platform for a life of continued learning and discovery. It is a very useful foundation for the development of wisdom and it is wisdom which puts an end to the suffering cycle of life, or...read more
Meditation today: Traditions in Conversation On Friday, February 23 presented at the Colloquium, Meditation today: Traditions in Conversation. It was held at the Melbourne University of Divinity. There may still be some places available. If you are interested in a...read more
This simple one minute Buddhist meditation has the power to change your life Let your gaze rest briefly on the image of the Buddha and know him as your Guru. Then recite the prayer, it only takes half a minute at normal pace. Spend the rest of the minute allowing the...read more
A New Year meditation for 2018 The Buddhist teachings tell us that New Year is a special time. It is a new beginning and a time to set our direction. It is worth taking the time for a new year meditation. Every morning we awaken to the day grateful for yet another...read more
A Buddhist meditation on Christmas Christmas is a wonderful time of year for Buddhists. We love to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ. The message of his true being, as the son of God, as God incarnate, and thus as love incarnate, is an...read more
How karma works in Buddhism: I won the fight, but.. People often ask me how karma works. What is the connection between cause and effect? How is it that our actions come back at us? In an earlier article I summarised karma and examined how it works to our benefit in...read more
Buddhist meditation: What meditation is all about. The purpose of Buddhist meditation practice is to end samsara. Samsara is the state of being governed by the causes of suffering and varies from extreme levels of suffering to temporary experiences of happiness. In...read more