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Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you are a novice or advanced practitioner you'll find these meditations cross into your daily life, providing techniques for stability and calm right in the storms of life. Join me for these short, pithy meditation exercises that intersect to the heart of daily life—Meditate for Life! Then kindly leave a review so others may follow the trail...thank you!
 
Join clinician and author Lisa Dale Miller at the leading edge of integrative mental health! We deliver thoughtful dialogues with innovative clinicians, researchers and contemplatives that unite health science research and profound wisdom traditions, inform about somatic psychotherapies and Buddhist psychology, and we do it all with big dose of intelligence, clarity, curiosity and openheartedness.
 
A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic’s Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion. These Tibetan Buddhist ...
 
Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”
 
Buddhism for here and now. The Wisdom and Compassion podcast is an offering of Dekeling, a Buddhist community in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to sharing the principles and practices of Buddhism in an accessible and inclusive way, to human beings everywhere. We support your right to awaken to your spiritual potential in whatever way inspires you.
 
Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. An organizer, teacher, and former board me ...
 
Antidote: Surviving Samsara is a conversation between friends weaving topics from contemporary life with the lineaged teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism. Juxtaposing art, politics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, personal experiences and struggles alongside the Vajrayana traditions and practices. We hope each episode provides space for continued conversation and debate around topics and experiences many of us grapple with alone. Sharing ideas together is a skillful means for seeking ref ...
 
Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) is a meditation master with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions. He taught physiology and neuroscience in college for many years. Later, he worked at the forefront of healthcare education and therapeutic massage, serving as the founding director of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Culadasa retired from academia in 1996, moving with his wife into an old Apache stronghold in the Arizona wilderness, where they ...
 
Listen Contemplate Meditate is a podcast featuring a range of teachings from the Buddhist tradition, presented by Lamas of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation. Chagdud Gonpa is an international Nyingma Buddhist organization, founded in 1983 by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche (1930-2002), a highly revered meditation master, artist and Tibetan physician who taught extensively in the East and West. Through its many activities, which include offering public teachings and retreats, translating, and publishing t ...
 
FEATURED AS "NEW & NOTEWORTHY" BY APPLE 2013-2014 *** Urban Dharma NC is a new Buddhist center, a community-in-progress in western North Carolina. We are committed to the growing of Dharma, for Dharma to take roots in our lives here in this corner of the world, in this part of North Carolina, on the soil of these Appalachian mountains. Our motto "Changing Minds, Transforming Cities" expresses the vision of living the transformative teachings of the Buddha in a contemporary, urban context whe ...
 
The goal of the Rime Shedra is to make accessible the vast treasures of Buddhist wisdom to those who wish to progress further in their understanding of the profound principles presented in these advanced Buddhist texts. The understanding of the ultimate nature of reality is the key to liberation. For practitioners this program provides an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the nature of reality. For scholars it provides an opportunity to expand their understanding o ...
 
The Gyalwang Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and a guide to millions of buddhists around the world. This podcast is dedicated to bringing you selected teachings and talks on buddhist philosophy, meditation, the environment, happiness and much more. Subscribe in iTunes to be notified of new releases.
 
Critical and compassionate enquiries into systems of mind, body, and spirit from the scientific and esoteric to the everyday. Barnaby Kent dives deep into subjects – from meditation to medicine, Yoga to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – with accomplished practitioners who have already cut through the conceptual jungle so that you, the listener, can get straight to the practical essence of what actually works to transform yourself into a healthier, happier, more powerful person. Ancient traditions or mod ...
 
Welcome! On this site you’ll find downloadable podcasts from the Fall 2010 Shamatha Retreat led by B. Alan Wallace in Phuket, Thailand. Follow along with the retreat as Wallace gives daily meditation instructions to help one cultivate attention and awareness as well as the qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Read more about Alan Wallace’s extensive background in Tibetan Buddhism at http://www.alanwallace.org/index.htm. Check out the Phuket International Academy Mind Centre at ...
 
Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1981, primarily within the Insight meditation tradition. He has been teaching meditation retreats since 1997. His teaching is also influenced by his studies with Advaita Vedanta and Tibetan teachers in Asia and the West, and through his teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Mark primarily teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, though he also teaches nationally, in Europe and India. He leads backpacking retreats, natu ...
 
As a young child growing up in Tibet, Anam Thubten was intent on entering the monastery, where for much of his childhood and young adult life he received the benefit of extensive academic and spiritual training from several teachers in the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He conveys the Dharma with the blessing of teachers Khenpo Chopel, Lama Garwang and others gone before in a lineage of wisdom holders and enlightened masters. During his formative years in Tibet he also developed a speci ...
 
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Pleasure is often viewed as a hindrance to the spiritual path, a hotbed of craving and attachment, but what if we told you that pleasure can actually be a positive part of the spiritual path, a portal to love and happiness? Episode 84: Pleasure and Buddhism: Food, Sex and Netflix on the Path to Enlightenment Support the show (https://www.skepticspa…
 
In today's episode we combine picturing blue at our hearts, with some chanting if we choose, and pictures of the Earth. We use actual photos of our beautiful planet, or we use our inner visualization ability, or we switch between the two. Today's episode is a prayer for our beautiful home, Earth.By Charlene Jones
 
Popular understandings of karma would limit our understanding to people getting their 'just desserts,' rather than the most simplistic idea of it as action. Emily and Fausto take on the term in its pop culture, Vedic and Tibetan Buddhist understandings, laying out some important differences in establishing structures for subjects, relationality and…
 
A daily meditation on the four levels of happiness in Buddhism. Investigate the varying depths of happiness you get from sensory pleasures, positive states of mind, meditation, and the very nature of reality. Episode 73: Guided Meditation: Four Levels of Happiness in Buddhism Episode 72: Four Kinds of Happiness with Sangye Khadro Support the show (…
 
Today's episode includes practice in chanting the seed syllable 'Hung'. Placing our minds in our hearts and visualizing deep, deep blue, the calming blue of space opens our hearts. This simple chant helps refocus us when we are caught in jealousy, rage, hatred or any other negative emotion. Chanting Hum while focusing in our hearts also allows joy …
 
In this conversation, Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined by Buddhist meditation teacher Kate Johnson, author of Radical Friendship, a newly released book which found its roots in a talk that Kate gave in 2013 at an in-person Buddhist Geeks Conference, entitled Waking Up to Power & Privilege in Our Communities. Vince & Kate speak about a variety of topic…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We first review last week's theme of traditional understandings of awakening and the path to awakening, focused on the teachings of the Buddha, of the Thai Forest tradition, and of Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra. Then we explore the question whether we have need as well of contemporary maps of paths to awakening, to …
 
Having smoked the cigars of father Freud for many years, Fausto and Emily look at the intersections and differences of psychoanalysis and vajrayana. Both schools of thought provide systematic analysis of the mind and our relationship to it but leave us with varied and complimentary practices. Fausto and Emily talk about some of the controversies su…
 
Explore the four kinds of happiness in Buddhism with Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald). This episode offers an opportunity to reflect on where we derive our happiness from and how we can live happier lives by understanding how each kind of happiness relates to desire, attachment, compassion, and our own meditation practice. Episode 82: Four Ki…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) After a number of sessions focused on practicing with reactivity and with challenges, we focus on awakening and awakened qualities. We survey the Buddha's main understanding of awakening as the ending of greed, aversion, and ignorance, as well as his pointing to a "signless, boundless, luminous" awareness at times. W…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We start with the intention to cultivate awakened qualities, then have a period of settling, followed by opening up experience and particularly noticing any reactivity (habitual grasping and pushing away) and awakened qualities, such as mindfulness, concentration, equanimity, joy, etc.…
 
Meditation as a mindfulness practice for relieving anxiety and clearing the mind is well established in the Americas but it can often become another competition of the self and weight that guilt ridden westerners hold over their own heads. Emily and Fausto discuss the many and vaired practices of meditation within Vajrayana for facing strong emotio…
 
Stuart Shanker, PhD is a world-renown author, researcher and scholar on self-regulation science and creator of the groundbreaking Self-Reg method for cultivating mental and physical well-being. His life’s work has focused on the beneficial role that positive stress plays in children’s development and learning, and the harmful effects of excessive n…
 
A biologist and a Buddhist monk have a conversation on how science can make sense of rebirth, emptiness, and karma, the origins of consciousness and creativity, and how modern science's understanding of the nature of reality benefits from the wisdom of contemplative traditions. Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hyp…
 
Amanda Gilbert is a meditation teacher, lecturer of mindfulness at the University of Southern California, speaker, and author. She leads meditation for top companies like NBC, Paramount Pictures, W Hotels, Merrill Lynch, Macy’s, and YouTube. Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was the center director for the Aging, Metabolism, a…
 
One must have the wisdom and method simultaneously developing. -Lama Yeshe Lama Yeshe gave a series of introductory talks in Los Angeles in 1975. In this excerpt from these talks Lama describes the difference between Hinayana and Mahayana motivation and impresses upon us the importance of developing our wisdom in order to generate bodhicitta withou…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We name some of the personal, relational, and collective challenges of our current times, and point to a number of guidelines and support that help us to skillfully take such challenges as part of our practice of awakening. Discussion follows the talk.By Donald Rothberg
 
Jammin out ideas around the impact of aesthetics on our beliefs, Em and Fau open up questions of connection and identification with one's teacher and lessons, evaluating the ramifications of Asian culture on Buddhist practices in the west. Touching on fetishization, piracy, and desire with cameos by Frida, Diego Rivera, Ayn Rand and Jamba Juice, th…
 
Artificial intelligence expert Kristian Simsarian joins host Scott Snibbe to discuss how we can create ethical, unbiased and compassionate AI, whether we should be scared of AI, and the implications of AI on the future of work and spirituality. Kristian Simsarian has a Ph.D. in human-robot collaboration and worked as a Robotics and AI computer scie…
 
Sound is an active meditation in our daily lives. We speak and hope others hear. We listen and try to sense what their sounds make. Chanting besides being a healthy way to feel better, to intone gratitude or similar offerings to a Higher Power, reminds us of the endless variety of sounds we may make. It opens our ears to how we are creating sound. …
 
In this talk, recorded during a Pragmatic Dharma Retreat, Kenneth Folk lays out a meta-system for understanding the different understandings of deep Jhana or meditative absorption and their relationship to the Theravada Buddhist system, the progress of insight knowledges (aka Ñanas). memorable links: 💬 "So we could call this olympic level, nut job …
 
Emily and Fausto evaluate what both is and is not samsara in terms of Tibetan understanding of reincarnation and karma. Differentiating understandings of reincarnation from Hinduism and evaluating the differences in different religions' approaches to death, they sketch a picture of samsara as cyclic existence. Hitting on toxic relationships, I Hear…
 
Take an expansive tour through the four foundations of mindfulness in this sweeping guided meditation with Dr. David Kittay: mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, and mental objects. Guided Meditation: Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Dr. David Kittay Listen to our previous interviews with Dr. David Kittay here: Episode 77: Buddhism and Technolo…
 
In this special guided meditation, recorded during a Pragmatic Dharma Retreat, Kenneth Folk does a masterful job of pointing out the four progressive stages of meditative absorption, colloquially known as jhana. For best results, we suggest finding a place to listen to this episode, where you can remain undistracted. episode links: Kenneth Folk Min…
 
These two dynamic and heartful men offer their insights and wisdom on the topic of raising children, in particular their boys. Each man has one son and focuses in this discussion on sharing moments of clarity and joy, disappointment and hope as they raise their precious child. Oh, yes, both men are therapists. Listen in for gems!…
 
Fausto and Emily open a conversation around "the stock market of semenal fluids" and the use of tantra as limited term to sell weekend sex workshops and eye gazing practices. Differentiating the practices that can be learned outside of workshops, from those vajrayana practices that engage karmamudra, the hosts walk through a variety of ideas, conte…
 
Emily and Fausto discuss their individual paths towards Buddhism and how each grew up in very different environments from practicing Buddhists and from one another. Growing up in largely Christian environments both discuss their previous religious upbringing, philosophical explorations, and intensive adult practices that incorporated Buddhism, theo…
 
Fausto and Emily discuss wellness culture's commodification of mindfulness, meditation and other Buddhist foundational concepts. They discuss recent quick fix items being sold as shortcut or spiritual bypass to the challenging personal work required for release, growth and alleviation of suffering. They discuss celebrity versus source credibility a…
 
Dr. David Kittay discusses science fiction, emptiness, whether life is a simulation, whether we should treat AI robots with compassion, and whether the singularity might be another term for enlightenment. Part 2 - Episode 78: Buddhism and Technology with Dr. David Kittay (Part 2) Part 1 - Episode 77: Buddhism and Technology with Dr. David Kittay (P…
 
Today we return to an idea explored in Episode 4: how to create Your Best Self. We add the power of our Vagus Nerve to sustain relaxation and the strength of meditation to support ourselves in the feeling of already being our Best Self. Listen in for a method to improve how you feel about yourself, and the results you are getting in life.…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We begin by naming some of the important supports for daily life practice and by exploring further the importance of practicing with reactivity (compulsively and habitually grasping after or pushing away). It's helpful to focus on the center of practice: Transforming reactivity and learning better how to respond skil…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) After some general instructions for settling and seeing clearly and a period of practice, there is guidance for practicing with the Eight Worldly Winds (pleasure or pain, gain or loss, fame or disrepute, and praise or blame). We focus first on being attentive to moderate or greater levels of pleasant or unpleasant ex…
 
Dr. David Kittay joins the show to talk about whether technologically assisted enlightenment is possible, the nature of time, whether our phones and our social media accounts have become part of ourselves, and how to deal with tech addiction. Dr. Kittay teaches philosophy, religion and technology at Columbia University, where his students call his …
 
Get ready for a microbiome geek-fest with Cornell Professor Emeritus, health scientist, and author Rodney Dietert, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of his pioneering book, The Human Super-organism. Rodney shares the fascinating history of microbiome research and recounts his own life-changing, career-shifting revelations about microbiome-first …
 
In this dharma talk, Vince Fakhoury Horn talks about the Goldilocks Principle as it's applied to meditation. He illustrates this Goldilocks Zone–just the right amount–by talking about a spectrum between Concentration and Investigation. How do find the middle way, i.e. the Goldilocks Zone, in our own practice? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We begin with a review of the last two sessions related to deepening daily life practice, including identifying some of the challenges of contemporary daily life practice and some basic ways of deepening such practice, the importance for such practice of mindfulness of the body, and the centrality of practicing with …
 
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