Though there are many ways to meditate, ultimately meditation means to familiarize with the recognition of the nature of one’s own awareness. As you effortlessly maintain an unceasing flow of that recognition, whatever thoughts and perceptions arise are like the waves of an ocean of awareness.
On Sedaka Sutta: One takes care of oneself by practicing mindfulness. One takes care of others by practicing mindfulness. Taking care of oneself, one takes care of others. Taking care of others, one takes care of oneself.
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on the View of Dzogpa Chenpo and how the view cultivates a great evenness of Samsara and Nirvana and brings a smile.
In kasibharadvaja sutta, the Buddha explains the way of cultivating mind by using the simile of ploughing the field. Like the farmer Bharadvaja, even today, people confuse meditation to be simply idling. This sutra shows how it should be as involved and engaged as farming.
Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (Penor Rinpoche) on how to understand emptiness as the nature of one’s own mind. From a teaching in 1999.
Prayers in Buddhism are used as skilful means to attune the mind to the noble way and to soak oneself with the habits of noblest qualities such as discipline, altruism and equanimity. In Mahayana, prayers take a grand dimension of raising one’s aspirations to that of a Bodhisattva.
A Commentary on Mucalinda Sutta. The gatha expressed in this sutra teaches four ways to blissfully protect mind and remain in proper composure. Here is an explanation of it as the stages of the path as well as powerful ways to regain composure while engaging in daily life.