The Maitripa College curricular emphasis on the contemplative embodies the understanding that reflection combined with study offers a powerful pathway to knowledge. Rooted in the conviction that every mind has great capacity for wisdom, we rely upon the training and refinement of the contemplative mind as a powerful tool to develop greater understanding, wisdom, and action in the world. Follow the links below to explore some foundational knowledge on meditation related to the Maitripa College tradition.

Yangsi Rinpoche ~ Guided Meditation on Setting the Ground for Lineage Practice

In order to further explore, understand, and embody some ideas on connecting with lineage, we present an audio recording from our Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation (MDT 301) class from Fall 2020. In this class, Yangsi Rinpoche invites us to move us beyond the “exercise of meditation” into a personal, meaningful mediation practice.

Listen to the instructions from Yangsi Rinpoche (begin at 2:45)

The Four Line Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayer

SANG GYÄ CHHÖ DANG TSHOG KYI CHHOG NAM LA
I go for refuge until I am enlightened.

JANG CHHUB BAR DU DAG NI KYAB SU CHHI
To the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Supreme Assembly.

DAG GI JIN SOG GYI PÄI SÖ NAM KYI
By my practice of giving and other perfections,

DRO LA PHÄN CHHIR SANG GYÄ DRUB PAR SHOG
May I become a buddha to benefit all sentient beings.

Translation as found in the Essential Buddhist Prayers: An FPMT Prayer Book, Volume 2 Common Center Practices

Venerable Losang Yönten ~ Shakyamuni Buddha Meditation Emphasizing the 7 Limb Practice

In order to deepen our experience of lineage, we present this video recording of a beautiful, dynamic meditation emphasizing the seven limb practice done in relation to the primary lineage holder of the tradition, Shakyamuni Buddha.

Shakyamuni Buddha Meditation Emphasizing the 7 Limb Practice with Ven. Lozang Yönten:

About Ven. Lozang Yönten

Explore lineage further through these links: