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Tibetan calligraphy by Ngak’chang Rinpoche

This page contains audio recordings pertaining to meditation. We also have a page of audio recordings on Buddhism.

First meditation instructions

In this 16-minute talk, Ngala Nor’dzin Pamo introduces shi-nè, the first and most fundamental meditation method taught in Aro. Shi-nè calms the wildness of thoughts and feelings and thereby allows you to see clearly the working of your mind. It teaches you to recognize counter-productive habitual patterns of thought and to let go of them.

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Meditation postures

In this 16-minute talk, Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje discusses meditation postures from the point of view of Dzogchen. Dzogchen is the approach in Buddhism that seeks our natural, intrinsically liberated nature – free from conflictive emotions. The Dzogchen approach to sitting seeks our natural bodily ease – free from the physical tensions and pains that reflect emotional tensions and pains.

While listening to this talk, it may be helpful to look at our meditation posture pictures. These were designed to go with our email meditation course, but also illustrate this talk nicely.

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Overview of the Four Naljors

In this four-minute talk, Ngak’chang Rinpoche provides an abstract overview of the four naljors, a key series of meditation practices taught in Aro. They are shi-nè, lhatong, nyi-mèd, and lhündrüp. Rinpoche explains them in terms of emptiness, form, and non-duality, as expressed in the Heart Sutra.

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Mantras in Aro are often sung. You can hear some examples below. Our article on yogic song explains how and why sung mantras are used in meditation. It includes the words and meanings of these and other mantras.

Fast Padmasambhava mantra

Medium Padmasambhava mantra

Slow Padmasambhava mantra

Yeshé Tsogyel mantra

Mandarava mantra