Segyu Rinpoche is the founder of the Juniper school, whose apt motto is “Buddhist Training for Modern Life.” In this four-part retreat, the Brazilian-born teacher in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism introduces us to the the four building blocks of transformation—meditation, balancing emotions, cultivating compassion, and developing insight.

In his opening talk, Awakening the Mind and Meditation, Segyu Rinpoche instructs us in meditation, which he calls “the cornerstone of transformation.” With his detailed instructions on posture and breathing, he emphasizes the importance of a steady and consistent practice if we’re truly serious about training our minds.

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For more Tricycle content from the Juniper Foundation, check out these links below:

Interview with Segyu Rinpoche

Community Discussion on Transmitting Teachings to the West

TrikeTalk with Lawrence Levy (Co-founder of Juniper)

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