If we train our mind to become peaceful and loving, then whatever we say and do will be peaceful and loving, and will inspire peace and joy in those around us. For example, if we see or think about a positive image, sound, or feeling and perceive it as beneficial, the effects of that perception will be a helpful influence for our mind, as it is being transformed into a mind of positive thoughts and feelings with the support of that beneficial object. Say we are in a garden, appreciating its peace and beauty; our mind will naturally become relaxed...
About Tulku Thondup
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet. At the age of five, every aspect of his life changed suddenly and dramatically. He was recognized as the reincarnation of Khenpo Konchog Dronme (Khenpo Kome)...[Read More]
Loving-kindness is the thought of wishing total happiness for others and putting that wish into practice. It is the thought of unconditioned, pure, and universal love towards all beings without attachment, self-centeredness, or expectation of rewards.
The Heart of Unconditional Love
The unconditional love that we all long for can be experienced in the practice of loving-kindness. In this popular form of meditation, the love inherent to our own nature is gradually expanded until it embraces infinite beings.Learn More
The Healing Power of Mind
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness.Learn More
This book offers simple meditation techniques to awaken healing energies in the body and mind.Learn More
We can get an inkling of how our mind affects our perception even in our everyday lives. For instance, when we struggle with difficulties, if our attitude is positive, we find that our pain is less and we are more at ease. And we can see that happy people are happy not because of material or external circumstances, but because of the peace and strength of their own mind. The Third Dodrupchen writes: Wise people realize that all happiness and suffering depend upon the mind, and [so they] seek happiness from the mind itself. They do not rely on external sources,...
To understand how the world can be a creation of the mind, it is useful to recognize that our mind has two aspects: ordinary mind and enlightened mind. Ordinary mind, also known in Mahayana teachings as deluded mind, is conceptual, dualistic, and emotional. Enlightened mind—also known as the awakened state or Buddha-nature—is the true and pure nature of the mind. For most of us, the dualistic concepts, unhealthy emotions, and obsessive sensations (particularly strong clinging and craving) of our ordinary mind cover the enlightened aspect of our mind. These thoughts are like coverings that obstruct us from realizing and manifesting our...