Buddha gave instructions for three different types of people. Where people had strong confidence in their own and others' Buddha nature, Buddha taught the Diamond Way (skt. Vajrayana). On this highest level, the aim is the complete development of mind, the spontaneous effortlessness of the Great Seal (skt. Mahamudra).
The historical Buddha Shakyamuni gave 84,000 teachings for people to reach enlightenment. His methods include meditation, the study of philosophy, psychology, skillful debate, and above all, the cultivation of a pure view in all situations.
In Buddhism, meditation means "effortlessly remaining in what is". This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, when compassion and wisdom are realized, or by working with our bodies' energy channels and meditating on light forms of Buddhas.
Our teachers include H.H. 16th Karmapa Rigpe Dorje, H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche, and Lama Ole Nydahl.