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The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna Course 5: Medicine Buddha & Nagarjuna’s Wisdom (2023, Arizona)

In these classes, we will continue our exploration of Nagarjuna’s Wisdom, the most famous book ever written on Buddhism’s most important idea: emptiness, which clarified and became the basis of all subsequent emptiness teachings. Geshe Michael Roach will lead us through an investigation into the flow and the deeper meaning of Nagarjuna’s writings, and how to apply his understanding practically into our daily lives.

Idims: Дар освобождения 41: Сила доброго сердца (2023, Guadalajara)

чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 41: Sức mạnh của một trái tim nhân hậu (2023, Guadalajara)

Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 41: The Power of a Good Heart (2023, Guadalajara)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later.

A Gift of Liberation 41: The Power of a Good Heart (2023, Guadalajara)

Compassion stands unrivaled as the most potent force for good. How can we integrate compassion as a foundational element of our daily lives? And how can we channel the immense force of compassion, building upon our knowledge of the practice of “exchanging self & others” and tonglen? During this course we will learn to deepen and strengthen our practice of compassion. We’ll embark on a transformative journey, redirecting our lifelong habit of self-cherishing towards a greater appreciation and cherishing of others. Even though our lives until now have been spent cherishing ourselves at the expense of others, we can change. Using some meditations that will be new to many of us, and using the breath, we will boost the power of our exchanging self & others practice and our tonglen practice. Combining and adding to these practices will move our personal transformations forward. It will soften and open our hearts. It will allow us to begin to live in a heart-centered way, led by our new and improved hearts rather than the whims of our selfishness and egos.

Idims: Дар визволення 40: Магія Пустих Медитацій – Тонглен, Обмін Себе На Інших (2023, Arizona)

Увага: щоб зробити це ще потужнішим інструментом навчання, ми пов’язали кожне зображення з точним часом у відео, де геше Майкл пояснює важливу ідею. Ви можете просто натиснути кожен Idim, і він відкриє відео в точному місці.

Idims: Ein Geschenk der Befreiung 40: Die Magie Leerer Meditationen – Tonglen (2023, Arizona)

Um dies zu einem noch leistungsfähigeren Lernwerkzeug zu machen, haben wir jedes Bild mit der genauen Zeit im Video verknüpft, in der Geshe Michael die wichtige Idee erklärt. Sie können einfach auf jedes Idim klicken und das Video wird an der genauen Stelle geöffnet.

Idims: Un regalo de liberación 40: La Magia De Las Meditaciones Vacías (2023, Arizona)

Para hacer de esta una herramienta de estudio aún más poderosa, vinculamos cada imagen con el momento exacto en el video donde Geshe Michael explica la idea importante. Simplemente puede hacer clic en cada Idim y se abrirá el video en la ubicación precisa.

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 40: Phép Màu Của Những Bài Thiền Về Tính Không (2023, Arizona)

Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idims: Дар освобождения 40: Магия Пустых Медитаций – Тонглен, Обмен Себя На Других (2023)

чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 40: The Magic of Empty Meditations: Exchanging Self and Others (2023)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later.

A Gift of Liberation 40: The Magic of Empty Meditations: Tonglen – Exchanging Self & Others (2023, Arizona)

We have reached two of the most cherished meditation practices of our tradition, designed to help us develop a deep experience of compassion and love: exchanging self and others, and tonglen. Geshe Michael Roach will take us on a journey through this deep practice of Exchanging Self and Others. We will be learning from Pabongka Rinpoche’s “Gift of Liberation Thrust into the Palm of Your Hand” and exploring this meditation in all its detail. It is designed to quickly open your heart and help you find the edge of your limitations and break through to become a kinder, more compassionate, and also effective person in the world. This course is the 40th retreat and a continuation of our study of the Gift of Liberation Thrust into the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche.

Idims: Ein Geschenk der Befreiung 36: Die Liebe in den Zeiten des Virus (2020, Arizona)

Um dies zu einem noch leistungsfähigeren Lernwerkzeug zu machen, haben wir jedes Bild mit der genauen Zeit im Video verknüpft, in der Geshe Michael die wichtige Idee erklärt. Sie können einfach auf jedes Idim klicken und das Video wird an der genauen Stelle geöffnet.

Idims: Un regalo de liberación 36: Amor en los tiempos del Virus (2020, Arizona)

Atención: Para hacer de esta una herramienta de estudio aún más poderosa, vinculamos cada imagen con el momento exacto en el video donde Geshe Michael explica la idea importante. Simplemente puede hacer clic en cada Idim y se abrirá el video en la ubicación precisa.

Idims – Дар освобождения 36: «Любовь во время вируса» (2020, Arizona)

Внимание: чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 36: Khoá Tu Trực Tuyến Tình Yêu Thương Trong Thời Virus (2020, Arizona)

Chú ý: Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 36: A Gift of Liberation 36: Love in the Time of the Virus (2020, Arizona)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later.

Idims – Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 37: Điều Tốt Nhất Bạn Có Thể Làm Với Cuộc Đời Của Bạn (2021, Arizona)

Chú ý: Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idims – Дар освобождения 37: Лучшее что вы можете сделать с вашей жизнью (2021, Аризона)

Внимание: чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 37: The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life (2021, Arizona)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later.

22 Metaphors for Bodhichitta: A Special Class (2022, Arizona)

The 22 levels from earth to sky refer to the development of the Wish for Budhahood (Bodhichitta), from the initial intention in a baby Bodhisattva to the full Bodhichitta in the mind of a Buddha. This list of 22 comes from the Ornament of Realizations (Abhisamayalankara) by Arya Asanga which is one of the Five Great Books of Maitreya—The Future Buddha. They were taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga in Maitreya’s heaven and then he brought them back to this world.

Idims: Ein Geschenk der Befreiung 38: Ein Bodhisattva Werden: Schritte Um Eine Bessere Welt Zu Erschaffen

Um dies zu einem noch leistungsfähigeren Lernwerkzeug zu machen, haben wir jedes Bild mit der genauen Zeit im Video verknüpft, in der Geshe Michael die wichtige Idee erklärt. Sie können einfach auf jedes Idim klicken und das Video wird an der genauen Stelle geöffnet.

Idims: Un regalo de liberación 38: ¿cómo Ser Un Bodhisattva? Pasos Para Crear Un Mundo Más Amable

Para hacer de esta una herramienta de estudio aún más poderosa, vinculamos cada imagen con el momento exacto en el video donde Geshe Michael explica la idea importante. Simplemente puede hacer clic en cada Idim y se abrirá el video en la ubicación precisa.

Idims: Дар Освобождения 38: Стать Бодхисаттвой: Шаги К Созданию Более Доброго Мира

Внимание: чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 38: Trở Thành Một Vị Bồ Tát:Các Bước Để Tạo Ra Một Thế Giới Tử Tế Hơn

Chú ý: Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 38: Becoming a Bodhisattva: Steps to Create a Kinder World (2021, Arizona)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later.

Idea Images – From Earth to Sky: 22 levels of Bodhichitta from the Abhisamayalankara (Beijing, 2016)

The 22 levels from earth to sky refer to the development of the Wish for Budhahood (Bodhichitta), from the initial intention in a baby Bodhisattva to the full Bodhichitta in the mind of a Buddha. This list of 22 comes from the Ornament of Realizations (Abhisamayalankara) by Arya Asanga which is one of the Five Great Books of Maitreya—The Future Buddha. They were taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga in Maitreya’s heaven and then he brought them back to this world.

Idims – La Sabiduría De Nagarjuna Curso 4: El Misterio De Los Capítulos (2022, Arizona)

Atención: Para hacer de esta una herramienta de estudio aún más poderosa, vinculamos cada imagen con el momento exacto en el video donde Geshe Michael explica la idea importante. Simplemente puede hacer clic en cada Idim y se abrirá el video en la ubicación precisa.

Idims: Мудрость Нагарджуны Курс 4: Тайна Глав (2022, Arizona)

Внимание: чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте. Idim 4.1: A Review and word-by-word commentary of the title – “A Ship on the Sea of Emptiness” Idim 4.2: Causes are the Key Idim 4.3: Which part of my foot is gone, and which part is going? Idim 4.4: But Buddha […]

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Idims – Trí Tuệ Của Ngài Nagarjuna Khóa 4: Bí Mật Của Các Chương (2022, Arizona)

Chú ý: Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idims: Дар освобождения 39: Oбмен себя на других: Oбмен себя на других (2022, Аризона)

Внимание: чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте. Idim 39.1: You are beloved & protected Idim 39.2: You feel joy Idim 39.3: Nothing works against you Idim 39.4: You accomplish the things you want to Idim 39.5: Getting an idea Idim 39.6: The two options Idim 39.7: A doubt: I […]

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 39: Thúc Đẩy Lòng Từ Bi Của Bạn: Hoán Đổi Bản Thân Với Những Người Khác (2022, Arizona)

Chú ý: Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác. Idim 39.1: You are beloved & protected Idim 39.2: You feel joy Idim 39.3: Nothing works against you Idim 39.4: You accomplish the […]

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 39 – Accelerate Your Compassion: Exchanging Self & Others (2022, Arizona)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later. As Geshe Michael pointed out in this course: I personally […]

Idea Images – The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna Course 4: The Mystery of The Chapters (2022, Arizona)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later. Please Note: To make this an even more powerful study tool we linked each image to the exact time in the video where Geshe Michael explains the important idea. You can just click on each Idim and it will open the video at the precise location.

The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna Course 4: The Mystery of The Chapters (2022, Arizona)

In these 15 classes, we will continue our exploration of Nagarjuna’s Wisdom, the most famous book ever written on Buddhism’s most important idea: emptiness, which clarified and became the basis of all subsequent emptiness teachings. Geshe Michael Roach will lead us through an investigation into the flow and the deeper meaning of Nagarjuna’s writings, and how to apply his understanding practically into our daily lives.

Each of Wisdom’s 27 chapters of poetry presents an investigation of a unique idea or question to help us understand that the way we *believe* things work in our world perhaps is more than suspect. For almost 2000 years people have studied these poems and wondered what the meaning is behind the order of these chapters and what is the connection between each of the ideas presented. While some of the chapters obviously belong together, it requires a deep examination to discern what Nagarjuna had in mind.

The Devil Debates an Angel, Part 15: Stepping into Our Next World (2022, Arizona)

If you really understand the emptiness of your primary practices, they become much, much more powerful.

This is our third course covering the most famous of all works by Nagarjuna (c. 200AD) which he named simply “Wisdom”.

For 2000 years, hundreds of commentaries were written about these 27 chapters in poetry. And it is really all the emptiness teachings that you’ve ever heard.

All the emptiness teachings in Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan are based on Nagarjuna’s “Wisdom”.

The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna Course 3: The Emptiness of Mantra (2021, Arizona)

If you really understand the emptiness of your primary practices, they become much, much more powerful.

This is our third course covering the most famous of all works by Nagarjuna (c. 200AD) which he named simply “Wisdom”.

For 2000 years, hundreds of commentaries were written about these 27 chapters in poetry. And it is really all the emptiness teachings that you’ve ever heard.

All the emptiness teachings in Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan are based on Nagarjuna’s “Wisdom”.

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Meditations on Emptiness: An Explanation of the Steps For Developing an Understanding That Nothing is Itself

For this course series, Geshe Michael has chosen the following text for our study of how to meditate on emptiness. Below you can find all of the video and audio to date, as well as a link to Bets Greer’s current translation. This book by Choney Lama starts out by giving a general explanation about what ‘no-self nature’ means according to all schools of Buddhism, then goes deeper into the differences in the understanding of emptiness according to the four […]

Lower Middle Way – An Analysis of Dependence: All Things Depend on Each Other: The Buddhist Teaching of the Wheel of Life

Around 1000 AD, 1500 years after the time of the Buddha, the Tibetans undertook a monumental task: to translate thousands of pages of Buddhist literature from Sanskrit into Tibetan. It took them 700 years to complete translations of the kangyur (the word of the Buddha) and the tengyur (the Indian commentaries). Now, as Buddhism has been making a big push westward, Geshe Michael’s aim is to complete an even larger task: to translate hundreds of thousands of pages of Buddhist literature into modern languages.

1-1 2-2: Emptiness and the Art of Negotiation (2019, Bali)

Anytime people meet, both of them want something. Therefore, every time you meet another person it’s a negotiation, and in normal business life the definition of negotiation is to try to get more while trying to give as little as possible. When you talk to your business supplier, when you talk to your investor, when you talk to your business partner, or when you talk to your customer—your goal is to get something for your company while trying to give […]

A Gift of Liberation 34: Victory Over Our Negative Thoughts (2019, Bali)

Geshe Michael Roach continues with the famous Gift of Liberation, an outline of the entire steps to enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941). We’ve reached the section where we learn exactly how what goes on in our mind creates the world outside of us, and how we can use this fact to have a beautiful life. Multilingual Content Click the tab below to view content in each language

The Stages of Meditation: A Chart with Notes by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (2019, Arizona)

This is a class that Geshe Michael Roach taught on a special woodblock carving called “The Stages of Meditation” (seen at left). This poster presents an entire course in meditation and was designed by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche based upon the teachings of the Indian master Kamalashila (c. 775AD), whose 3-part Stages of Meditation is the foundation of all later schools of meditation in Tibet. The course further relies heavily upon the very detailed presentation of this system given by Je […]

ACI Daily Practice Series – Tong Len: Contemplations on the Practice of Giving and Taking (2019, Arizona)

This is an excellent meditation practice to develop a caring attitude in our hearts toward everyone in our lives, especially those that we have difficulty with. And it’s a wonderful meditation to do when one has an illness, to cultivate empathy, or to generate happiness. Tong Len practice cultivates love and compassion for ourselves, those we are indifferent toward, and those who harm us. It’s a great way to learn to be kind to yourself and others. Reading Materials Contemplations […]

ACI Foundation Course 3: Applied Meditation (2019, Arizona)

Good meditation is the foundation of all Buddhist practice, and so the next ACI course presents meditation in the Tsongkapian tradition: a precise, effective science with a solid lineage of many centuries behind it—as opposed to many of the poorly-founded meditation fads that come and go in the world today.In this course we delve into this science, and this lineage, to create a strong foundation for a personal meditation practice that we can apply to our whole life, whether at […]

The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna Course 2: An Exploration of the Greatest Wisdom from the Ancient Sage (2019, Arizona)

This 10-day retreat is an exploration of Nagarjuna’s Wisdom. We will investigate the deeper meanings of his writings, and how to apply his understanding of reality to our daily lives. In this program, we will dive deeply into new practices as well as offer new ways of learning and engaging this wisdom for daily living. There will be an intensive training and teaching session in the morning, which is what you’ll find recordings of here, and then for the rest […]

A Gift of Liberation 33: Planting the Seeds of the Seer (2019, Mexico)

We’ll continue with the famous Gift of Liberation, an outline of the entire steps to enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941). We’ve reached the section where we learn exactly how what goes on in our mind creates the world outside of us, and how we can use this fact to have a beautiful life. Every October for five years, we’ll be devoting the entire retreat at Diamond Mountain to learning and meditating on The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna. This is the […]

ACI Foundation Course 2: Buddhist Refuge, a Collection of Great Ideas from the Perfection of Wisdom (2019, Mexico)

ACI Foundation Course 2: Buddhist Refuge Accurately taking refuge in the Buddha is said to be the one single act that makes any person a Buddhist. And so the next ACI course explores how we do this: how we seek protection from the pain of life, within our heart. Incidentally we cover other important ideas of Buddhism associated with refuge: the Wish for enlightenment, the bodhisattva, nirvana, emptiness, and Buddhahood itself.This course is founded in the fourth topic—the Perfection of […]

ACI Foundation Course 1: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism (2019, Arizona)

The Asian Classics Institute (ACI) is launching its first live teacher training during the Lam Rim intensive event at Diamond Mountain in April 2019. Join us to take the first step to hone and master your skills as a teacher, as we pass along the depth and greatness of the ACI core teachings to future generations. This training will be an on-going series of LIVE and ONLINE modules, which all will lead you to continue making these teachings alive for […]

A Gift of Liberation 32: Empty Coming, Mental Bombs: A New Way to Live Our Life (2019, Arizona)

In the pristine, high desert of Arizona, we will go into a 10-day retreat exploration of our mental mind fields. In this study that will show us how to Search & Destroy, we’ll continue with the famous Gift of Liberation, an outline of the entire steps to enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941). We’ll be studying where Rinpoche identifies the 10 major mental bombs that can make our life unhappy, and teaches us how to destroy them. We will investigate the […]

The Devil Debates an Angel, Part 13: A Dialogue on Mind and Meditation (2019, Arizona)

Geshe Michael Roach gave three days of special teachings on meditation and the nature of the mind in Sedona. These teachings are taken directly from The Angel Debates The Devil, a dialogue between the good and evil that happens in our mind, by Lobsang Chukyi Gyeltsen. The text is at the same time extremely funny and extremely deep, as it reveals the tricky ways that our mind deceives us into believing we are thinking and acting in a way that actually helps us. This teaching will help us to unravel these seductive arguments of the Devil in our own mind to order to be successful in this life, and to learn how to develop the skills necessary to confront any obstacle.

Important Ideas from the Ancient Schools of Buddhism (2019, New York)

Geshe Michael Roach gives a really inspiring and deep teaching at The Three jewels in New York City about 9 great ideas from different schools of ancient Indian Buddhism. Understanding these oftentimes subtle differences in the presentation of emptiness will deeply enhance your understanding and practice. Video Audio Reading Mixed Nuts Thoughts: Important Ideas from the Ancient Schools of Buddhism (2019, New York) Interactive Outline / Time Codes Click anywhere in the outline and the link will take you to […]

Arya Nagarjuna’s 8 Impossibles in the Kitchen: Highest Wisdom for Real Life (2018, Thailand)

This is a special class that Geshe Michael taught to the volunteers during the recent retreat in Thailand. It focuses on Buddhism’s most important idea, from perhaps the most influential work ever written on emptiness, from the most important teacher of emptiness to come after the Buddha — Arya Nagarjuna. Geshe Michael manages to masterfully weave the very heart of this idea into a very real life example that we can all use in our everyday lives.

The Devil Debates an Angel, Part 12: A Dialogue on Meditation and the Nature of the Mind (2018, Arizona)

Geshe Michael Roach will be offering three days of special teachings on meditation and the nature of the mind in Sedona. These teachings are taken directly from The Angel Debates The Devil, a dialogue between the good and evil that happens in our mind, by Lobsang Chukyi Gyeltsen. The text is at the same time extremely funny and extremely deep, as it reveals the tricky ways that our mind deceives us into believing we are thinking and acting in a […]

Daily Practice Series Course 07: Marriage of Karma and Emptiness (1997, Raleigh)

This presentation provides a good overview of how karma and emptiness (ultimate reality) interact to form you, your world, and all of its experiences. Ultimate reality is described along with the principles of karma, and how those two come together to form all things and experiences. The union of karma and emptiness is the basis of all reality, and this practice explores what you can do to affect and change your reality. It is a wonderful practice to transform the world around you by understanding the laws of karma, and the idea of ultimate reality, in your everyday life.

Death and Love Meditation (1999, Raleigh)

These are two public talks that Geshe Michael Roach taught in Raleigh, North Carolina back in April, 1999. Death is feared, avoided, and denied in ways that often causes us to live as if we will never die. At the end of life, people often die with intense regret from not having done the important things they wanted to do in their life. Acknowledging the fact that we will die, and that we have a limited, unknown amount of time left is essential to making our life choices. By meditating on death in the proper way, we can make every moment of life precious and meaningful. A good death meditation results in a happy, clear mind, free of anxiety and fear. One learns to live each day of life as if it were the last, thereby avoiding meaningless activity and spending each moment in the most fulfilling way possible.

ACI Course 05: How Karma Works (1998, Brisbane)

Topics include: an Abhidharma overview; the definition and nature of karma; good, bad and neutral karma; karma of body, speech, and mind; the definition of virtue and non-virtue; black and white deeds; projecting and finishing karma; karmic consequences; how karma is carried; how emptiness allows karma to function; karmic paths; the five immediate misdeeds; how to make a karmic result powerful; and the purification of karma.

Daily Practice Series Course 05: Meditation on Death and the End of Death (1999, Raleigh)

By meditating on death in the proper way, we can make every moment of life precious and meaningful. A good death meditation results in a happy, clear mind, free of anxiety and fear. One learns to live each day of life as if it were the last, thereby avoiding meaningless activity and spending each moment in the most fulfilling way possible.

The Diamond Cutter Sutra (1999, Mongolia)

Here’s a really nice teaching from our archives of Geshe Michael teaching in Mongolia in 1999. This was part of a teaching tour that Geshe Michael did before going into 3-year retreat. This teaching was to a live audience of around 700-800 people, and as you’ll hear, a portion was broadcast live on Mongolian national television to half a million people each night. Geshela gives an intro to the Diamond Cutter Sutra, teaches about emptiness, the 10 non-virtues, how to […]

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Shutting Down the Cycle of Pain: A Secret Teaching on the Wheel of Life (2017, Mexico)

Based on the great Tibetan Classic, A Gift of Liberation: Thrust into the Palm of Our Hand written by Pabonka Rinpoche, this retreat focused on using death meditation to reinvigorate your life and your practice and included the popular 3 day “Retreat within a Retreat”. This 10-day installment finished the portion of the text describing the animal and hell realms, included a beautiful death meditation and began the section of the Lam Rim which discusses the beautiful practice of going for refuge.

A Gift of Liberation 26: The Reality of Karma (2017, Mexico)

Based on the great Tibetan Classic, A Gift of Liberation: Thrust into the Palm of Our Hand written by Pabonka Rinpoche, this retreat focused on using death meditation to reinvigorate your life and your practice and included the popular 3 day “Retreat within a Retreat”. This 10-day installment finished the portion of the text describing the animal and hell realms, included a beautiful death meditation and began the section of the Lam Rim which discusses the beautiful practice of going for refuge.

Master Kamalashila Meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, Part Three: An Arya’s Tears (2017, Arizona)

This is the third in a four-part series based on Master Kamalashila’s commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra led by Geshe Michael Roach. This retreat provided a unique opportunity to delve deeply into rarely taught meditations on emptiness. The retreat consisted of morning sessions led by Geshe Michael Roach followed by individual practice in the student’s private retreat cabin.

A Gift of Liberation 25: Perfect Shelter (2017, Arizona)

Based on the great Tibetan Classic, A Gift of Liberation: Thrust into the Palm of Our Hand written by Pabonka Rinpoche, this retreat focused on using death meditation to reinvigorate your life and your practice and included the popular 3 day “Retreat within a Retreat”. This 10-day installment finished the portion of the text describing the animal and hell realms, included a beautiful death meditation and began the section of the Lam Rim which discusses the beautiful practice of going for refuge.

The Realized Asanga on Higher Protection, Part One (2016, Arizona)

In this series of classes, Geshe Michael dives deeper into the subject of protection using a famous book called The Necklace of Understanding (Abhisamayalankara), which was revealed by Maitreya to Arya Asanga, in which he teaches about what it means to take refuge by covering the following three topics: 1. What it means to go for refuge, 2. Where you go for refuge (The Three Jewels), and 3. The Four Bodies of a Buddha.

A Gift of Liberation 23: Protection from Life & Death (2016, Arizona)

Based on the great Tibetan Classic, A Gift of Liberation: Thrust into the Palm of Our Hand written by Pabonka Rinpoche, this retreat focused on using death meditation to reinvigorate your life and your practice and included the popular 3 day “Retreat within a Retreat”. This 10-day installment finished the portion of the text describing the animal and hell realms, included a beautiful death meditation and began the section of the Lam Rim which discusses the beautiful practice of going for refuge.

Asian Classics Translator Course 1 (Arizona, 2017)

In this series of courses currently taking place at the Sedona College of International Management, Geshe Michael’s goal is to create and guide a team of young translators to translate these great classics. First stage is to translate these great classics into English and from there they can be easily translated into modern Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian and many other languages.

Master Kamalashila: Meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, Part Two (Arizona, 2016)

This is the second in a four-part series based on Master Kamalashila’s commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra led by Geshe Michael Roach. This retreat provided a unique opportunity to delve deeply into rarely taught meditations on emptiness. The retreat consisted of morning sessions led by Geshe Michael Roach followed by individual practice in the student’s private retreat cabin.

The Body Immortal: Instructions for stepping into a body that touches the entire universe (2017, New York)

Three Jewels Outreach Center is happy to announce a teaching by Geshe Michael Roach on the famous Diamond Cutter Sutra—spoken two thousand years ago by the Buddha, as a roadmap for reaching enlightenment, and entering a diamond body that simultaneously serves all living beings, everywhere. Geshe Michael will be continuing the explanation of this beautiful book that he began at last year’s public talk at Lincoln Center. Lecture Videos This is a video playlist. Just click for the next video […]

Daily Practice Series Course 01: Mandala of the Steps to Enlightenment (1999, Redding)

Each step along the spiritual path should be taken in its proper sequence to bring one to the end of the path. This meditation reviews the steps of the path and the order in which to move through those steps. We visualize the mandala of the Lam Rim, contemplating each and every step of the path, as we travel through the rooms of the mandala in the same order that one should progress through their spiritual practice. By visualizing the spiritual path as a mandala, and seeing ourselves journeying through the rooms of the mandala, we deeply internalize the stages of the path.

Daily Practice Series Course 02: Real Meaning of Refuge (1995, California)

We regularly go for refuge during our normal lives. We take refuge in food, money, sex, government, the police, a job, friends, family, etc. We routinely take refuge in ordinary things or people, thinking that they will be able to protect us or shield us from unhappiness and suffering. Those types of refuge can only help us temporarily, and we are eventually disappointed by their inability to bring us a lasting, permanent happiness. Spiritual refuge is very different. It is to rely upon things which are infallible and provide true happiness, without fail. This practice teaches what it really means to take ultimate refuge, and why one must pursue infallible, extraordinary objects of refuge to reach a complete, lasting happiness.

Daily Practice Series Course 03: Contemplation on the Practice of Giving and Taking (1997, Connecticut, Geshe Michael Roach)

This is an excellent meditation practice to develop a caring attitude in our hearts toward everyone in our lives, especially those that we have difficulty with. And it’s a wonderful meditation to do when one has an illness, to cultivate empathy, or to generate happiness. Tong Len practice cultivates love and compassion for ourselves, those we are indifferent toward, and those who harm us. It’s a great way to learn to be kind to yourself and others.

Daily Practice Series Course 04: The Seven-Point Practice for Developing a Good Heart (1999, Goa)

Developing a good heart (Lojong) is the cornerstone of spiritual practice. These teachings and meditations provide concise, efficient methods to develop heartfelt love and compassion for all those around us. Lojong is an inspiring practice that trains you to make the most of life by caring about others, and to integrate that attitude into your daily life.

Daily Practice Series Course 04: The Seven-Point Practice for Developing a Good Heart (1999, Gallway)

This Seven-Point Lojong is based upon the Advices for Training Oneself in the Greater Way by Geshe Chekawa (1101-1175), and contains many powerful advices on how to practice thinking and acting like a bodhisattva. These teachings and practices were kept secret for centuries because masters of the past did not want their seemingly mystical verses to be misunderstood. This topic was covered twice, each time with a different emphasis, and both versions have been provided.

Daily Practice Series Course 06: The Four Powers to Remove Negative Karma (1999, California)

Karmically, every instance of negativity we generate towards others will definitely come back to us as a similar unpleasant, painful experience in our lives. The good news is that it’s possible to purify and remove the past negative karma we collected, before it can ripen upon us as our own personal suffering and pain. This practice teaches how to clean up and purify our past negativity to prevent that old bad karma from ripening upon us as difficulties, problems, pain, or suffering in our life.

Daily Practice Series Course 08: The Heart Sutra, A Meditation on Emptiness (1998, Redding)

The Heart Sutra is one of the most popular prayers in Buddhism. It contains seemingly mystical, impenetrable verses that describe how reality does exist, and the way in which it does not exist. This meditation penetrates into the real meaning of the sutra, which describes how our very nature, including our bodies, minds and identities are not what they appear to be. We meditate on the very nature of ultimate reality (emptiness) to discover where things come from and how they really exist. This is an excellent introductory overview meditation on emptiness.

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Daily Practice Series Course 08: The Heart Sutra, A Meditation on Emptiness (2000, Soquel)

The Heart Sutra is one of the most popular prayers in Buddhism. It contains seemingly mystical, impenetrable verses that describe how reality does exist, and the way in which it does not exist. This meditation penetrates into the real meaning of the sutra, which describes how our very nature, including our bodies, minds and identities are not what they appear to be. We meditate on the very nature of ultimate reality (emptiness) to discover where things come from and how they really exist. This is an excellent introductory overview meditation on emptiness. This topic was covered twice, each time with a different emphasis, and both versions have been provided.

Daily Practice Series Course 09: The Emptiness of the Mind (Mahamudra) (1999, Soquel)

This meditation practice focuses on understanding ultimate reality (emptiness) on a more advanced level. Mahamudra is meditation on the ultimate nature of one’s own mind. We meditate on our mind, examining it on six different levels, each one leading to a more sophisticated understanding of our mind and its nature. Meditating on the ultimate nature of one’s own mind is an important part of a larger practice that leads to the direct perception of ultimate reality. The direct experience of ultimate reality is a key meditative realization that assures very quick enlightenment.

Daily Practice Series Course 10: Je Tsongkapa's Mantra (Ganden Hlagyama) (1998, Redding)

This meditation is an excellent method to improve your spiritual capacity and to dramatically enhance your ability to practice. Learn to receive great spiritual blessings with this meditation practice that focuses on the Thousand Angels of the Heaven of Bliss, A Prayer of Lama Devotion. The visualizations associated with meditating upon the prayer are emphasized, with special attention given to the mantra recitation. This is an excellent preparation for advanced tantric meditation. It lays the foundation for tantric retreat by properly guiding you through mantra meditation and teaching you how to do mantra recitation and retreat.

How to do a Daily Practice 01: Guided Meditation through the Preliminaries and Giving and Taking (1997, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

How to do a Daily Practice 02: Guided Meditation through the Preliminaries and a Meditation for Protection (1997, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

How to do a Daily Practice 03: Guided fixed meditation on the Image of a Teacher or Enlightened Being (1998, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

How to do a Daily Practice 04: A Daily Practice for Quick Happiness (1998, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

How to do a Daily Practice 05: A Perfect Body & Mind (1998, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

How to do a Daily Practice 06: A Pure World (1998, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

How to do a Daily Practice 07: The Gift of Deathlessness (1998, New York)

This collection of classes is for the purpose of having a regular daily practice. It’s different than many of the other courses here on The Knowledge Base which are meant to teach the philosophy, or intellectual background, of Buddhism. These classes were on monday nights and were taught in a completely different style, focusing on all the most practical and essential elements that should be done each day to really get the most out of all the other intellectual study.

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The Wisdom of Arya Nagarjuna Course 5: Medicine Buddha & Nagarjuna’s Wisdom (2023, Arizona)

In these classes, we will continue our exploration of Nagarjuna’s Wisdom, the most famous book ever written on Buddhism’s most important idea: emptiness, which clarified and became the basis of all subsequent emptiness teachings. Geshe Michael Roach will lead us through an investigation into the flow and the deeper meaning of Nagarjuna’s writings, and how to apply his understanding practically into our daily lives.

Idims: Дар освобождения 41: Сила доброго сердца (2023, Guadalajara)

чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 41: Sức mạnh của một trái tim nhân hậu (2023, Guadalajara)

Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idea Images: A Gift of Liberation 41: The Power of a Good Heart (2023, Guadalajara)

Here is a collection of Idea Images (Idims) which represent all the important ideas of this course. It’s a great tool to connect the image mentally with the important idea. There’s a tradition in this lineage that when you learn a topic you review it at least two times after the class. Preferably once on the day of the class and preferably once the next day or two days later.

A Gift of Liberation 41: The Power of a Good Heart (2023, Guadalajara)

Compassion stands unrivaled as the most potent force for good. How can we integrate compassion as a foundational element of our daily lives? And how can we channel the immense force of compassion, building upon our knowledge of the practice of “exchanging self & others” and tonglen? During this course we will learn to deepen and strengthen our practice of compassion. We’ll embark on a transformative journey, redirecting our lifelong habit of self-cherishing towards a greater appreciation and cherishing of others. Even though our lives until now have been spent cherishing ourselves at the expense of others, we can change. Using some meditations that will be new to many of us, and using the breath, we will boost the power of our exchanging self & others practice and our tonglen practice. Combining and adding to these practices will move our personal transformations forward. It will soften and open our hearts. It will allow us to begin to live in a heart-centered way, led by our new and improved hearts rather than the whims of our selfishness and egos.

Idims: Дар визволення 40: Магія Пустих Медитацій – Тонглен, Обмін Себе На Інших (2023, Arizona)

Увага: щоб зробити це ще потужнішим інструментом навчання, ми пов’язали кожне зображення з точним часом у відео, де геше Майкл пояснює важливу ідею. Ви можете просто натиснути кожен Idim, і він відкриє відео в точному місці.

Idims: Ein Geschenk der Befreiung 40: Die Magie Leerer Meditationen – Tonglen (2023, Arizona)

Um dies zu einem noch leistungsfähigeren Lernwerkzeug zu machen, haben wir jedes Bild mit der genauen Zeit im Video verknüpft, in der Geshe Michael die wichtige Idee erklärt. Sie können einfach auf jedes Idim klicken und das Video wird an der genauen Stelle geöffnet.

Idims: Un regalo de liberación 40: La Magia De Las Meditaciones Vacías (2023, Arizona)

Para hacer de esta una herramienta de estudio aún más poderosa, vinculamos cada imagen con el momento exacto en el video donde Geshe Michael explica la idea importante. Simplemente puede hacer clic en cada Idim y se abrirá el video en la ubicación precisa.

Idims: Món Quà của Sự Giải Thoát 40: Phép Màu Của Những Bài Thiền Về Tính Không (2023, Arizona)

Để làm cho công cụ nghiên cứu này trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn nữa, chúng tôi đã liên kết từng hình ảnh với thời gian chính xác trong video nơi Geshe Michael giải thích ý tưởng quan trọng. Bạn chỉ cần nhấp vào từng Idim và nó sẽ mở video ở vị trí chính xác.

Idims: Дар освобождения 40: Магия Пустых Медитаций – Тонглен, Обмен Себя На Других (2023)

чтобы сделать это еще более мощным инструментом обучения, мы связали каждое изображение с точным временем в видео, где геше Майкл объясняет важную идею. Вы можете просто нажать на каждый Idim, и он откроет видео в точном месте.