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When your mind is in a calm and clear state, everything is fresh and new. 

~Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche


As someone new to meditation, you may have many questions about what you should do to get started, or you may want to learn more about what to expect. Here are a few suggestions about how to start getting to know Pristine Mind Foundation and what we offer.

Start Meditating

There are some guides and tips on getting started with a meditation practice on this website. You can start by reading these 5 Tips on Meditation and our Learn to Meditate article to begin.

The following video and audio teachings are also good places to start:
Why Work With Mind [Video]
Simple Guided Meditation on the Breath [Audio]

The most important thing to remember is to be patient. As with anything meaningful, it takes time to develop a strong meditation practice.

Attend Pristine Mind Foundation Programs

The best way to really experience the principles of pristine mind and to learn to mediate is to attend a teaching in person or online. If you would like to know about upcoming programs you can attend, please visit the Programs area of our website or sign up for our newsletter to receive schedule updates.

Learn More About Pristine Mind Foundation

Another great way to begin is by learning more about our founder and spiritual director, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche’s biography will provide more context on the source of the teachings and programs we offer.

To learn about Pristine Mind Foundation, you can watch a short video of Rinpoche talking about Pristine Mind Foundation.

Ask Questions

Pristine Mind Foundation’s Facebook Page is a great place for discussions and questions, so you can join the conversation there.

And please feel free to contact us with any questions about how you can get involved and learn more.


Five Tips on Meditation

Follow these five steps to an effective meditation practice. Learn why to meditate, how to meditate, how to work with the body and mind to develop the actual experience of meditation. More →

Learn to Meditate

Learn a meditation technique called Calm Abiding meditation, which is also known as Shamatha (Sanskrit) or Shiné (Tibetan) More →