The Deepest Meditation (2010, Phoenix)
Ultimate truth lies all around us, like an invisible wall of diamond that can only be seen by a mind which is perfectly still and quiet. The moon’s reflection can only be seen on the crystal surface of the lake of our mind if that surface is absolutely still. Really bringing our mind to silence is like learning to play a piano: it requires careful training under a qualified teacher—and lots of practice! In this 10-part training.
Breaking Through to Highest Reality (2011, Prescott)
The ancient books of Tibet say that if a person can see ultimate truth only once, for just 20 minutes in their entire life, then they will soon be able to reach enlightenment, and help stop the pain of countless living beings in this world. They say that ultimate truth lies all around us, like an invisible wall of diamond that can only be seen by a mind which is perfectly still and quiet. The moon’s reflection can only be seen on the crystal surface of the lake of our mind if that surface is absolutely still.
Why Are We Alive? The Quest to Create a Perfect World (2011, Phoenix)
Why did we come into this world, and what are we meant to do here? We have a deep hunger to know why we are here, why we were born, and what we need to do with our life. Deep down we all want to save the world, and in the process we want to reach our own happiness as well. We will be following, word by word, one of the greatest books ever written: A Gift of Liberation, Thrust into Our Hands.
This is a special retreat focused on getting more energy in your life, work and relationships, through meditation & yoga, new ideas about food and special ancient ceremonies from the Tibetan tradition for increasing energy and overcoming fatigue, along with the continuation of Pabongka Rinpoche’s famous teaching on the steps to enlightenment or lam-rim.
During this retreat we will learn how to identify the tendencies within ourselves to be attracted to deeper things and how to maintain the love and quest for our highest aspirations.
In the last course in this series Lam Rim Series Course 3: Finding What We Were Always Meant to Be continuing our ten-year journey through Pabongka Rinpoche’s Gift of Liberation, an important spiritual classic from Tibet. We learned how to look deep inside ourselves to find that vein of pure gold—the one thing that we were always meant to do, and to be. And then we are no longer tired or bored with our life: we feel a sudden joy in finding our one true purpose.
Turn off your laptop. Put down your iPhone. Learn to be quiet. For 10 days we’ll be learning all the tricks that it takes to have a peaceful and powerful meditation session, based on the Tibetan classic, Liberation in Your Hands. Learn to balance your inner life and your life on Facebook. Ten days of incredible teachings on how to meditate, directly from one of the greatest books ever written in Tibet. Plus awesome practice classes, beginner to advanced, to help you get started.
During this week-long teaching retreat, Geshe Michael Roach will lead us through the section called “Learning to be Quiet,” from one of the greatest books ever written in Tibet: the Gift of Liberation by Pabongka Rinpoche. This intensive series of teachings is meant to give us all the ancient secrets for making a meditation session really successful and this intensive meditation retreat is a chance to actually put into practice these meditation secrets.
For centuries, Tibetan monks have used 7 powerful steps to put themselves into a state of deep meditation. During this course we will be learning a beautiful seven-step mental exercise which is followed by Tibetan monks in order to put themselves into a state of deep meditation. You can learn to do the same, for peace of mind, and for incredible focus to make your work and relationships successful.
A Gift of Liberation 10: New Year Retreat (2013, Guadalajara)
During the this week-long teaching retreat Geshe Michael Roach will lead us through the section called “Learning to be Quiet,” from one of the greatest books ever written in Tibet: the Gift of Liberation by Pabongka Rinpoche. This intensive series of teachings is meant to give us all the ancient secrets for making a meditation session really successful and this intensive meditation retreat is a chance to actually put into practice these meditation secrets.
Want a good relationship, financial independence and great energy – as well as inner peace, or peace in our world? Then you must learn to master the Art of Appreciating Yourself and Your Life, from the wisdom of ancient Tibet. Use special mediation as you fall asleep and awake with all the powerful good karma you need to have a good day and a good life.
Master Magnet Retreat (2013, Prescott)
We want peace in our life, and we want our life to count. We are not here for long. A big part of having a happy life, and a life which is meaningful, is to find a true Master who can guide us as we travel through life.
The ancient sages of Tibet called it Jorchu: The Meditation Song. It is a spiritual journey that we take every morning to prepare ourselves for very deep meditation. In this course you can learn to do this beautiful practice yourself at home.
During the this week-long teaching retreat which was held in Guadalajara, Mexico, Geshe Michael Roach lead us through the section of this great text about the importance of having a teacher to guide you along the spiritual path.
Learn how to find your own special teacher during this series of evening talks. Geshe Michael Roach guides us through the great Tibetan classic on how to find your heart teacher: A Gift of Liberation, Thrust Into Your Hands.
Gift of Liberation Course 16: How to See the Magic in the World (2014, diamond Mountain)
There is an ancient Tibetan teaching on how to gradually and consciously make our life more magical, all the time. Getting to this place requires understanding first how we could be living in constant magic, and then secondly why we’re not living there now. The place where we want to go is mystical—in a practical sort of way, a real way—but we get there simply by following a very logical series of everyday, spiritual steps.
Gift of Liberation Course 17: Kindness Paradise (2015, Guadalajara)
Once we find—or create—our teacher, we begin to discover their kindness, in teaching us and in caring for us. In this retreat we come to discover how to relate to our teacher and how to make the best use of their teachings.
Gift of Liberation Course 18: Thousand Angels of the Heaven of Bliss (2015, Diamond Mountain)
These retreat teachings contain a shorter 3-day solitary retreat, where we practice Jorchu (prayer of preparation for meditation), Gandan Hla Gyama (the prayer to Je Tsongkapa), and Lama Chupa (prayer of offering to our teacher). During the retreat we learn how to identify the tendencies within ourselves to be attracted to deeper things and how to maintain the love and quest for our highest aspirations.
gift of liberation course 19: the art of appreciation (2015, diamond mountain)
We have all the conditions necessary to reach enlightenment. Here we learn what they are and how to increase their power by meditating on appreciation for what we have.
During this retreat you will learn a special practice called Death Meditation. This is a Buddhist practice to help you prioritize your life, and learn to focus your energy each day on doing the what’s most beneficial to others and best for your own heart and mind. Here’s a short video introduction in which Geshe Michael describes this amazing practice.
In this 10 day retreat program, we learn to live each day with the joy and intensity that we would give to the day if we believed it would be our last on this earth. If you do good death meditations your life will be happy, because you know you aren’t wasting your time. If you get ready for death, you focus on your life—you can have a family, eat nice food, have a house, etc., and you know you don’t have to worry.
The only real protection for this life and beyond is to create good karma, or mental seeds. This is the only thing that brings you prosperity, love, health, peace and above all, the ability to help other people. In this retreat we learn how to create the best positive seeds in the fastest way possible, using techniques that are priceless for you, your family, and the world.
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.
Life is dangerous! We see people all around us who get hit by a car and leave this world in a few minutes; sooner or later, something like this comes to all of us. Is there anything we can do to protect ourselves, here and in the world beyond?
We’ve all heard about the word “emptiness,” but if we learn about it correctly, and deeply, we can use it for every part of our life—especially for protection and support in difficult moments at work, in our relationship, and even in the moments that we pass away from this world.
Here, in the 25th installment of our series on the Steps to Enlightenment, we’ll be continuing through A Gift of Liberation by Pabongka Rinpoche, one of the greatest books ever written in Tibet. We’ve recently explored the idea of Taking Shelter, that is, where to go for ultimate protection when life gets hard. Now, we’re moving into how that protection roots us on the path to achieving ultimate happiness. By learning how karma works and revealing which actions bring about actual happiness and which actions do not, success and liberation become more readily attainable.