Beautiful Monsters and Handshake Practice

We have the great pleasure to share this powerful teaching from Tsoknyi Rinpoche for the benefit of all. Rinpoche shares a practical technique to heal painful inner patterns from our past – “Beautiful monsters” – using compassion and mindfulness. From the 2016 retreat at Kingswood, Bath, UK, filmed and edited by Richard Herring.

Advice for Struggling Meditators

Nigel Wellings


Why Can't I Meditate?

The cover of Nigel’s book.

Why Can’t I Meditate? is the title of a new book by sangha member Nigel Wellings. Addressing this perennial question he offers his own experience as a psychotherapist and mindfulness meditation teacher as well as drawing on a wealth of advice from contemporary teachers including Tsoknyi Rinpoche and accounts from new meditators of their struggles and what has helped. [Read more…]