Month: February 2021

Simple Practical Strategies to Feel Better Now

By Blake D. Bauer // With everything that’s going on in the world it’s very natural to feel overwhelmed, worried or confused. Every emotion you’re feeling within yourself is valid. Helplessness, sadness, anger, and frustration are all healthy responses to the various situations we’re each facing. Instead of shutting down, numbing out, pretending you’re okay, or becoming paralyzed, I invite you to test the following views and practices for yourself. I promise they will help you feel better each day. They will also support you to find the strength and clarity you need to navigate this period skillfully. Open Up About Your Feelings It’s important to talk about what you’re feeling inside yourself regularly, especially with the extreme changes and concerns that are present. This is not the time to put on a brave face or internalize the rollercoaster of emotion and thought that is surfacing inside. It’s critical for your health and your future to find someone you can open up to. It can be your partner, a friend, a family member, a therapist, …

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche on Taking Care of Your State of Mind at Home

In this video, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition, talks about how meditation, patience, and positive thoughts and emotions help us take care of our state of mind at home or wherever we are. Next month, Rinpoche will be leading an online retreat through SMC titled Tips and Techniques for Clearing Agitation and Restoring a Comfortable Mind. In this online retreat, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will teach you how to break free from agitation and unhappiness and restore a happy and comfortable mind. Rinpoche will draw on his own experience, and on teachings from Dzogchen masters such as Guru Rinpoche Padmasabhava and Longchenpa. About Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition. He studied for nine years at Larung Gar in Serta, eastern Tibet, with his teacher, Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche, who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen meditation masters of the twentieth century. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche lives in the San Francisco …