Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche





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Workshop Information



Focusing and Calming Your Mind

The Tibetan Practice of Zhiné (A Free Two-Week Online Workshop)


Presented by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

March 17 - April 1, 2018

Please note that this workshop was previously titled "Meditation For Beginners." Although the Tibetan Practice of Zhiné can provide a strong foundation for beginners, it can also be a valuable addition to any spiritual practice and for anyone who wishes to develop a calm and focused state of mind.

To Register for this free workshop:

  • Click on the Register Now button on this page.
  • Click on the title of the workshop, Focusing and Calming Your Mind, in the list of available workshops.
  • Follow the instructions on the login page to create your workshop username and password
    (or enter your username and password if you already have them).



Almost every spiritual tradition includes a practice that develops concentration and stillness of the mind. This practice is called "calm abiding," or "zhiné," in the Tibetan traditions.

The practice of zhiné develops the strong, stable attention and stillness necessary to overcome the continual movements of the mind. The ability to maintain focused attention and abide in clear, open awareness not only enables you to live more fully in the present, it also cultivates spiritual awakening. The practice of zhiné affords an opportunity to step out of the distractions of everyday life and come home to yourself.

“Focusing and Calming Your Mind: The Tibetan Practice of Zhiné” is tailored for beginning meditators but will be beneficial for anyone—including experienced practitioners—who needs support in stabilizing their thoughts and their mind. The course gives comprehensive instruction in the zhiné, or “calm abiding,” practice, which has its source in the ancient Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Through this practice you will learn to quiet and calm the mind by focusing attention on a single object. Three forms of zhiné are taught: focusing on a visual support; focusing on sound; and focusing on the “Three Precious Pills”—stillness of the body, silence of the speech, and spaciousness of the mind.

A short meditation practice each day can bring many benefits, including enhancements to physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. More specifically, the practices of this workshop can help you to:

  • Improve your focus in all areas of your life
  • Clear negative emotions, unblock creativity, enhance your productivity, and improve your mood
  • Find more sense of peace and quietude
  • Become more connected and grounded in all experiences of body, speech and mind
  • Stabilize clarity of mind and cultivate awareness
  • Come closer to your true self

Rinpoche instructs and guides the practice through a series of videos that can be watched at home on your own schedule. A discussion forum lends a sense of community and permits you to share experiences, ask questions, and engage in mutual support. A course moderator will ensure that forum discussions are appropriate and supportive. Although Rinpoche will not be able to answer individual questions in this workshop, he may send occasional messages to the workshop group as a whole.

Workshop Features:

  • Four teaching sessions (consisting primarily of short pre-recorded videos and guided meditations with a total viewing time of about one hour or less)
  • No previous experience required
  • Share your experience with participants from around the world
  • No set class times - view and practice with the teachings on your own schedule
  • Replay instructional videos over and over as needed throughout the workshop
  • Easy-to-use course website
  • Learn and practice from the comfort of your own home

Time Zone-Friendly: There are no set class times. Participants from all over the world can attend. Audio/Visual material is pre-recorded and streamed. You can replay the workshop instructional sessions as often as you need for the duration of the workshop.

System Requirements: Broadband Internet access is essential due to the streamed video content. We recommend the Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers for use with our course websites. GlideWing Workshop Videos are compatible with all desktop, notebook and mobile devices including Apple and Android tablets and smartphones.

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