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 Meditation

What is Buddhist Meditation?
The goal of Buddhist meditation is liberation from disturbing emotions, accumulation of positive impressions in our mind, overcoming egoistic attitudes, and identification with our own Buddha nature.

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Meditation - Experience Your Own Mind
Buddhist meditations are practical exercises to recognize one's own mind. They lead both to a calm mind and to direct recognition of the nature of mind.

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 Conduct
 
The Six Liberating Actions
Lama Ole Nydahl 
The six liberating actions are a motivational teaching for direct use in one's life. As is generally known, Buddhism has a very practical aim and its view is exceedingly clear. No one gets enlightened from only hearing teachings. Lasting results come from real experiences and the changes they bring about.... 
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View, Meditation and Conduct.
Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
The term view means the right understanding of the Buddhist path. Meditation is the actual practice, and conduct is the discipline necessary to stay on the path. The view is a very profound guide to meditation....

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The Power of Bodhisattva
Shangpa Rinpoche
First of all, each practitioner should decide if he wants to be a genuine follower of Buddhism. If he does, he needs to study earnestly and cultivate Bodhicitta and the enlightened attitude. These will lead to enlightenment...

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True Buddhist
Shangpa Rinpoche
When we call ourselves Buddhists, we mean we are the followers of Buddha. The most important aspect of being a Buddhist is that we should follow the path of Buddha and always reflect as Buddhists...

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