A simple way to start your daily practice.
We invite you to begin with three foundational practices found in Buddhism: Shamata (mindfulness), Tonglen (compassion), and Clearing the Stale Energies (breath practice), and then bring these meditations together into Round Robin (bringing it all together), a short sequence that can be practiced daily.
Lama Tsomo helps you get started by guiding you through each practice below that takes ten minutes or less.
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The Four Foundational Practices
Clearing the Stale Energies (breath)
Round Robin (bringing it all together)
Shamata, which means “peaceful abiding,” is the practice of letting your mind rest by focusing on one thing. It’s an easy and foundational meditation practice, like taking a mini-vacation.
Tonglen calms the mind and increases our empathy. By bringing our attention to our own suffering and that of others, shifting it to compassion, we are more present and connected.
Clearing the Stale Energies
“Clearing the Stale Energies” is a breath practice that helps clear the mind and kickstart your meditation practice. It focuses on expelling negative energies and welcoming positive ones as you settle in to practice.
Round Robin is a way to weave together the three core meditations to create a complete daily practice. It includes mindfulness, compassion, and clearing the stale energies, each done in five-minute increments.