Meditation for Beginners

“The only way to relieve suffering is to understand your own mind. You do that by observing your thoughts.” - H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya

Meditation Practices for People New to Sakya Monastery

  • Calm Abiding Meditation – held on most Fridays at 7:00 pm
  • Loving-kindness and Compassion Practice, Chenrezi – held most Sundays at 10:00 am and Thursdays at 7:30 pm
  • Bestowal of Many Blessings, Green Tara – held monthly on the evening of the full moon
  • Food Offering Practice, Padmasambhava Tsok Kor – held monthly on the tenth evening of the Lunar calendar

Note: Check the Calendar ( to confirm times and days.


Within Tibetan Buddhism, there are various levels of mindfulness techniques and practices to help us understand our minds, achieve happiness, and attain enlightenment. The best meditation for most beginners is Calm-Abiding Meditation.

Benefits of Regular Meditation

  • Peace, mindfulness, happiness, calmness
  • Becoming a kinder, more compassionate and caring person
  • Becoming a less angry and impatient person
  • Becoming the best person you can become
  • Being able to close your eyes and be completely clear, whole, with no disturbing thoughts or emotions



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