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Special South Florida Retreat
The Path to Joy at Casa San Carlos (Delray Beach) Hosted by Namdrol Ling Study Group (Miami) February 7 – 9, 2020
A weekend retreat to expand our understanding of why we operate the way we do and how we can transform less than positive experiences into pathways to happiness and fulfillment. Join this delightful and practical weekend retreat that will explore a variety of guided meditations and teachings. To listen to the meditations, please click here


“Dealing with Difficult People”
Nagarjuna C.E.T. Madrid December 13, 2019
Aren’t you tired of having challenging people turn up in your life? Why are they there and how can we make them go away? This lively evening presents an alternative view on the presence of these people and how we can best we transform a negative experience into a more positive one. Meditation and practical exercises included.
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“Choosing Kindness: Empathy, Emptiness, and Empowerment in Challenging times”
Nagarjuna C.E.T. Madrid December 14 and 15, 2019
In our daily lives, we are often bombarded by external experiences that show cruelty and heartlessness. We are influenced by these situations and begin to believe that in order to be happy we need to follow a particular behavior, obtain an array of material items and/or attain a certain status. Little by little, our kind heart becomes obscured by shields; the natural authentic dynamic flow of who we really are gets blocked and twisted and instead manifests as something more constrictive, negative, hostile or fearful. So we escape, blame or numb ourselves to what is really happening. Then the ruminating mind takes over deepening a false veil on our perceptions. This is the perfect time for practice!
How can we use our vulnerability to generate a strong wish to emerge from our confusion and separation and spark a deep experience of compassion for others? In this program, Ven. Amy Miller will walk us through a path of fully waking up and being present with our pain, fear, aversion and how moving through these less than comfortable mind states is the key to transformation.
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“Transforming Negative Emotions: Coping with Anxiety, Depression and Beyond”
Nagarjuna C.E.T. Alicante November 29 – 30 and December 1, 2019
The desire for happiness serves as a major motivation in our lives, yet we often experience numerous obstacles to achieving it. Despite our material comforts and beneficial circumstances, frustration, fear, anxiety, depression, along with other less than generous mind states, cloud our view.
This workshop identifies afflictive states of mind (anger, attachment, pride, jealousy, depression, anxiety, fear, etc.) and explores a variety of healthy coping mechanisms that can help transform everyday challenges into a more realistic and peaceful experience.
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“Meditation, Mindfulness and Making Life Meaningful”
Thubten Shen Phen Ling Grupo de Estudio Murcia November 28, 2019
Bring more calm and joy to your life with a consistent meditation practice; discover resources within you that lend to more mindful approaches to everyday living. Meditation instruction and practice will be offered along with insightful techniques for de-stressing and inviting more gratitude and compassion into your life.
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Dealing with Difficult People”
Nagarjuna C.E.T. Granada November 26, 2019
Aren’t you tired of having challenging people turn up in your life? Why are they there and how can we make them go away? This lively evening presents an alternative view on the presence of these people and how we can best we transform a negative experience into a more positive one. Meditation and practical exercises included.
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“Transforming Negative Emotions: Coping with Anxiety, Depression and Beyond”
Oseling Centro de Retiros Granada November 23 – 24,  2019
The desire for happiness serves as a major motivation in our lives, yet we often experience numerous obstacles to achieving it. Despite our material comforts and beneficial circumstances, frustration, fear, anxiety, depression, along with other less than generous mind states, cloud our view.
This workshop identifies afflictive states of mind (anger, attachment, pride, jealousy, depression, anxiety, fear, etc.) and explores a variety of healthy coping mechanisms that can help transform everyday challenges into a more realistic and peaceful experience.
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“The Path to Joy (Fifth Annual Meditation Retreat)”
At Garrison Institute (Hosted by Shantideva Center) October  4 – 6, 2019

A variety of guided meditation sessions to include shiné (calm abiding), the nature of mind, death and dying, developing the good heart, emptiness, and other topics on the path to enlightenment.
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“Kopan East Retreat: A Practical and Experiential Approach to Lasting Happiness”
Milarepa Center September 27 – 29, 2019
Based on the “Stages of the Path” (Lamrim) of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat includes lectures, guided meditations, discussion periods, and experiential homework assignments. Subjects covered include: the nature of mind, death and rebirth, karma, how to overcome suffering, mental quiescence, developing the good heart, the ultimate nature of reality (emptiness), guru devotion, and more.
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Talk to Volunteers at Institute Vajra Yogini
Institut Varja Yogini June 2019
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“Kopan West Retreat: A Practical and Experiential Approach to Lasting Happiness”
Varjapani Institute March 23 – 30, 2019
Based on the “Stages of the Path” (lamrim) of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat includes lectures, guided meditations, discussion periods, and experiential homework assignments. Subjects covered include: the nature of mind, death and rebirth, karma, how to overcome suffering, mental quiescence, developing the good heart, the ultimate nature of reality (emptiness), guru devotion, and more.
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“Daylong Meditation”
Hosted by Milarepa Center May 5, 2018
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Morning Session

Precious Human Rebirth (Appreciating Our Human Life) from 44 minutes in to 1:15 minutes 

Afternoon Session

Clarity of Consciousness Meditation from 6 minutes in to 23 minutes 
Bodhichitta meditation (6 Point Cause and Effect) from 1:02 minutes in to 1:28 minutes
Tonglen meditation from 1:29 minutes in to 1:52 minutes

Weekend Meditation Retreat
Hosted by Shantideva Meditation Center at Garrison Institute. April 27 – 29, 2018
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“Prayers for Teaching Occasions”
As many students have asked over the years for the various Tibetan chants of many prayers and mantras, here are some of the main ones used including 3 different speeds for the short mandala offering. Enjoy!
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“Making Friends with Death”
Hosted by Kadampa Center February 9 – 11, 2018
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Session 1     Session 2     Session 3     Session 4


“General Meditation with Shakyamuni Buddha Visualization and Mantra Recitation”
Hosted by Shantideva Meditation Center January 23, 2018
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A Retreat with Venerable Amy Miller – “Wake up Time: Establishing a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times”
Hosted by Shantideva Meditation Center  At Jewel Heart Center November 11 – 12, 2017
“It’s wake up time!”
We’ll explore the Buddha’s teachings and a variety of guided meditations that will enhance your happiness, sense of wholeness, and well-being. Meditations that follow a graduated path to enlightenment will be offered, including: appreciating our precious human life, death and impermanence, karma, transforming suffering into happiness, developing the good heart, he nature of reality (emptiness), tonglen (taking and giving).
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Milarepa Center Meditations
“To Calm Your Mind in Stressful Times”

Setting your Motivation
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Precious Human Rebirth
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Meditation on the Clarity of Consciousness
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“Milarepa Center Meditations To Calm The Mind in Stressful Times”@(2013) was produced by Milarepa Center, Barnet VT. Produced and edited by RJ Smith.


2017 Light of the Path Retreat Meditations
This meditations were recorded at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly during the Light of the Path Retreat 2017 organized by Kadampa Center. August 20 – September 17, 2017

Emptiness (August 25, 2017)
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Visualizing your Own Death (August 29, 2017)
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Suffering (September 1, 2017)
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Eight Verses of Thought Transformation (September 8, 2017)
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“Love, Attachment and Creating Healthy Relationships”
This was a series of public talks presented by Centre Kalachakra. May 27 – 28, 2017
“Love” and “attachment” are often confused creating conflict in our relationships, particularly the most intimate ones. If we can lessen attachment, grasping, and control and more fully appreciate all of the goodness in our lives, experiences of genuine love and freedom organically arise.
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Public Talks – MEXICO (Traducido al Español, with Spanish Translation)
This was a series of public talks presented by CENTRO KHAMLUNGPA. November 2016

  • 12 Vínculos de Originación Dependiente (12 Links of Dependent Arising) To listen, please click here
  • Amor, Deseo y Relaciones Saludables (Parte 1) (Love, Desire, and Healthy Relationships- Part 1) To listen, please click here 
  • Amor, Deseo y Relaciones Saludables (Parte 2) (Love, Desire, and Healthy Relationships- Part 2) To listen, please click here
  • Cómo Convivir con Personas Difíciles (How to Be with Difficult People) To listen, please click here
  • Cómo Transformar Emociones Negativas (How to Transform Negative Emotions) To listen, please click here

Weekend Retreat: “The Art of Meditation and How to Develop the Fully Awakened Heart”
Hosted by Shantideva Meditation Center on October 1 – 2, 2016
In this retreat we explore the eighth chapter of Master Shantideva’s, “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”, a critical chapter that explains the significance of meditative absorption. This teaching includes tonglen (giving and taking) meditation along with discussion and Q&A.
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“The Source of Lasting Happiness”
This was a public talk presented by Shantideva Meditation Center , New York, NY. September 30, 2016
This is a talk where we explore how blissful mind states can be cultivated so that we experience more gratification by delighting in the happiness of others. This openhearted approach to the world drastically improves our life experiences and relationships.
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“Prioritizing Well-Being”
This is a podcast produced the School of Metta in England. April 2016
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“What’s Love Got to Do with it”
This is a podcast produced by Jamyang Liverpool. January 2016
There are six files in this podcast: 4 for Saturday January 30 and 2 for Sunday January 31.
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“Conquering Stress and Anxiety”
Hosted by Shantideva Meditation Center New York, NY. February 2015
This program explores the triggers behind stress and anxiety and offers meditations for transforming stress, anxiety and unhealthy mental patterns for a healthier and more stable mind. Venerable Amy Miller also elaborates on the traditional Buddhist teachings on mind transformation (lojong).
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“Awakening Compassionate Mindfulness”
The teachings were given at the Choe Khor Sum Ling Center in Bangalore, India. December 6 – 7, 2014

  • Developing Mindfulness: A Practical Approach to Happy & Healthy Daily Lives
  • Developing a Good Heart: Compassion and Loving Kindness in Every Moment
  • Discovering the Joy of Living – Transforming our Negative Emotions followed by wrap up and Q&A

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“Transforming Problems into Happiness”
This was a public talk and retreat, presented by Shantideva Meditation Center, at Tibet House, New York, NY. June 14 – 15, 2013
An overview of Tibetan Buddhist approaches to mind training (or “lo-jong”), which focuses on transforming adversities into opportunities for greater resilience, love, and compassion. Working with greater awareness of our minds, we come to understand how our thoughts and attitudes might shift from habitual self-centeredness to other-mindedness.
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“Living the Path to Enlightenment: Mindfulness and Meditation for Peaceful, Compassionate Living”
This was a public talk and retreat presented by Shantideva Meditation Center, at Tibet House, New York, NY. May 11 – 13, 2012
This talk presents an overview of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim) and leads analytical meditations on various topics to help people cultivate a deeper understanding and integration of this Tibetan Buddhist approach to mindful living.
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“Practicing the Good Heart: Bringing the Dharma into Daily Life”
This was a retreat presented by Shantideva Meditation Center at Jewel Heart Center, New York, NY. October 29 – 30, 2011
Explore the meaning behind specific practices and rituals for purification and creating merit; advice about establishing a firm foundation for individual and group practice.
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“Insight into the Nature of Reality”
This was a public talk sponsored by Shantideva Meditation Center at Tibet House, New York, NY. October 28, 2011
An introduction to the nature of our minds and the profound teaching on emptiness, the nature of reality, in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
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