Listen Contemplate Meditate is a podcast featuring a range of teachings from the Buddhist tradition, presented by Lamas of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation.
Chagdud Gonpa is an international Nyingma Buddhist organization, founded in 1983 by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche (1930-2002), a highly revered meditation master, artist and Tibetan physician who taught extensively in the East and West. Through its many activities, which include offering public teachings and retreats, translating, and publishing texts, Chagdud Gonpa Foundation upholds and preserves the arts, philosophy, and meditation practices of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Our web site is chagdudgonpa.org.
A Flash of Lightning In the Dark – Lama Padma Gyatso
It's common for us to think that we're either a bad practitioner or a good practitioner. But, we should always be thinking in terms of: "How can I become a better practitioner?". So, where do we start? With aspiration.
The Most Important Position | Lama Tsering Everest
When we’re kids, our parents world can revolve around us. Then, as we grow older, we begin to instinctively think about ourselves and our growing needs. The problem is, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas taught that this selfish thinking is the source of our suffering. So how do we cultivate selflessness? We start by examining the kindness of our parents.
A Guided Meditation (Teaching) | Lama Padma Gyatso
Meditation isn't a state, but rather a method to get used to knowing what's going on. The point is to notice how our present mind is. When we begin to know our current mind—instead of focusing on a future, more peaceful mind—we can begin working with who we really are. Lama Padma explains.
A Guided Meditation | Lama Padma Gyatso
In this episode, Lama Padma Gyatso goes step-by-step through a simple and concise meditation session.
The Endless Cycle of Becoming | Lama Tsering Everest
We wear lots of hats, constantly inventing who we are–an artist, a housekeeper, a lover, a business woman–never understanding who we actually are and dealing with the anxieties that come with that misunderstanding. But when our masquerade of purpose starts to break, an opportunity to be more authentic presents itself.
Diminishing Hopes and Fears Through The Four Thoughts | Lama Padma Gyatso
In this teaching, Lama Padma Gyatso talks about diminishing hopes and fears through the four thoughts. By applying these principals in our own life, we can arrive at a place of feeling that we finally have what we’ve been longing for.
Doses of wisdom
Wow...such a wonderful podcast. It's difficult to find teachings from an authentic lineage like this. And right at the tip of your fingers. They actually teach you how to meditate in your busy, normal, everyday life. These podcasts are those perfect doses of wisdom I'm looking for. They change the course of my day. So thankful.
Great resource for HOW to meditate!
What a great resource for information on how to meditate and calm the mind! Now-a-days people are prescribed "meditation" as an option before medication, as a means to lessen stress and anxiety. And this provides a framework for HOW to meditate; WHAT to contemplate as we try quieting the mind. Such a valuable tool!
Listen Contemplate Meditate
This is a wonderful resource of mostly short, direct teachings.