Author Archives: Shantideva Meditation

Community: Riding the Waves of Samsara Together

By Lauren Howard Coleman Earlier this month, Ven. Amy Miller led a retreat entitled “Riding the Wave: Moving Forward in Vulnerable Times.” She began by asking us to imagine riding a surfboard, skillfully navigating the choppy waters, gaining a sense … Continue reading

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Trying to Fix Samsara

By Gus Cutz In Portuguese, we say of someone who persists in doing something that is futile on the face of it, that they are “drying ice.”  Sometimes it seems to me that I spend a great deal of my … Continue reading

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A Joyful Dharma Journey

By Arnaud Berger This is the time of the year when I look back at my practice and make absolutely unrealistic resolutions: attain enlightenment this year, or at the minimum, only have altruistic thoughts, not let my mind wander on … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

Scattered through the Dharma teachings is the idea that the images we watch, the stories we read and the company we keep can leave karmic imprints that may come back to haunt us. So too can the angry feelings we … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Sink

By Jennifer Kim Ugh – I woke up late with a sore throat. My jaw was still swollen after my root canal and the grey weather outside was not motivating me to tackle the hefty to-do list that lay ahead … Continue reading

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Importance
of the Dharma Center

Excerpts from a letter written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to an FPMT center in celebration of its tenth anniversary. You can read the full teaching at the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Even non-believers of reincarnation and karma, as a result … Continue reading

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of the Dharma Center

A Dharma Journey in India

An interview with Sam, Shantideva volunteer and member, about how his recent trip to India and Tushita Meditation Center (FPMT) has inspired his Dharma practice. Why did you go to India? I went to India in for 30 days to attend … Continue reading

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My First Two-Week Retreat: Light of the Path 2016

Bonnie, Shantideva staff and volunteer, shares her experience of attending a first ever two-week retreat at Light of the Path, August 2016. I had never been on a two-week Dharma retreat before, and being a worry-wart, I asked quite a … Continue reading

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Monastic Perspectives: Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

To commemorate Chokhor Duchen and FPMT’s International Sangha Day, the Center is happy to offer the following interview with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, an FPMT nun, touring teacher and resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute. Ven. Tenzin has been giving teachings in … Continue reading

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Paula Chichester on Chenrezig Guru Yoga

On Saturday, June 18, Shantideva Meditation will host a practice day with Paula Chichester, who will lead us in a meditation written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his students called Merging the Mind of the Guru with … Continue reading

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