Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in the regions of modern-day Tibet and Bhutan beginning in the eighth century CE. It has achieved more recognition since the 14th Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet to India in 1959 and his subsequent decades of outreach around the world. While the Dalai Lama is the spiritual head of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, there are three other major schools recognized and practiced within the tradition: Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya. Tibetan Buddhism is also the source for Tantric texts, philosophies, and practices, which are best known for generally affirming the use of physical senses and pleasure as a means toward achieving enlightenment. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Lama Surya Das - Natural Meditation

A short practice from Lama Surya Das’s video program: Natural Meditation.


Mind at Ease | Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel | 2013 Festival of Faiths

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, Retreat Master at Lonchen Jigme Samten retreat center in Colorado, offered this mini-meditation retreat that focused on a basic introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and meditation in general as a powerful means of addressing life's challenges and habituating our mind to a diffe...