Also at FPMT.org, you will find a great assortment of texts by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, and others.
Video instruction in a breathing meditation technique by His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself.
Many people appreciate learning about various meditation techniques, since one approach rarely suits everyone. Masters and teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh, B. Alan Wallace, Ven. Thubten Chodron, Matthieu Ricard, Ven. Tenzin Palmo, H. E. Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, Ven. Pema Chodron, etc, have made available their views on meditation available through books and websites. In addition, the great Theravadan and Zen traditions offer approaches which may be helpful through groups such as the Insight Meditation Society. Tara Brach and Jack Kornfeld have assisted many seeking instruction in meditation.
Our Parent Organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
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Honoring Our Lineage Holders, Teachers, Guides, and Traditions
It is helpful to recite the following verses for generating the mind for enlightenment. Practicing Buddhists should recite the verses and reflect upon the meaning of the words, while trying to enhance their altruism and compassion. Those of you who are practitioners of other religious traditions can draw from your own spiritual teachings, and try to commit yourselves to cultivating altruistic thoughts in pursuit of the altruistic ideal.
With a wish to free all beings
I shall always go for refuge
to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
until I reach full enlightenment.
Enthused by wisdom and compassion,
today in the Buddha’s presence
I generate the Mind for Full Awakening
for the benefit of all sentient beings.
As long as space endures,
as long as sentient being remain,
until then, may I too remain
and dispel the miseries of the world.
Those who like myself, consider themselves to be followers of Buddha, should practice as much as we can. To followers of other religious traditions, I would like to say, “Please practice your own religion seriously and sincerely.” And to non-believers, I request you to try to be warm-hearted. I ask this of you because these mental attitudes actually bring us happiness. As I have mentioned before, taking care of others actually benefits you.
Transforming the Mind, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama