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EveryBodhi is a podcast focused on classic Mahayana Buddhism for the modern meditator. Change is the only consistent thing in our lives. While we don’t always want what comes of change, we can learn to rise and meet the challenge by coming to know ourselves and our minds better. Through conversation with friends, interviews with generous teachers and his own contemplation, our host, Jampal Norbu, shares contemporary insights on ancient wisdom lineages. There has never been a better time to e ...
 
Venerable Robina Courtin weaves a tapestry of modern Buddhist commentary as she illuminates this ancient spiritual path with humor, wit and intensity. This Buddhist program aims to give every listener an opportunity to ponder some of life’s deepest questions such as: “Why do bad and good things happen? Is it karma? How can I overcome insecurity and start to care deeply for other beings? Can I lessen my depression and fears? Is reincarnation real? What is the mind? Exactly what is enlightenme ...
 
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 ...
 
Shantideva is particularly renowned as the author of the Bodhicaryavatara (sometimes also called the Bodhisattvacaryavatara). An English translation of the Sanskrit version of the Bodhicaryavatara is available online, as well as in print in a variety of translations, sometimes glossed as "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way Of Life" or "Entering the Path of Enlightenment." It is a long poem describing the process of enlightenment from the first thought to full buddhahood and is still studied by ...
 
This eight-week retreat will focus on stage of generation, shamatha, vipashyana and mahamudra. Participants in this retreat should have a sound understanding of the Sutrayana teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, and have experience in the practices of shamatha, the four applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurables. Please read the text, A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, by the great 17th-century master Karma Chagmé (from the chapt ...
 
David Vago, PhD and Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, LPCC, SEP tackle the traditional Buddhist concept of "enlightenment" from their modern clinical points of view in a stimulating and fun discussion. Part 2 focuses on S-ART, David's neurobiological framework for describing the positive effects of meditation on self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence; Theravada, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna notions of awakening and not-self; secular mental training; different interventions for different psy ...
 
RKINA is the North American office of Rissho Kosei-Kai in Japan. We are a global Buddhist movement of everyday people, who wish to apply the Buddhist teachings in our daily lives. By studying basic buddhist concepts and the Lotus Sutra, we cultivate our hearts and mind, practicing the bodhisattva way to bring peace to our families, communities, countries, and to the world. www.rkina.org
 
I am a lay Shin Buddhist who relies on Amida but also appreciates the broader range of Mahayana teachings. FYI, I have a Buddhist YouTube channel called “acalaacala” with many sutra recitation uploads and various commentaries. I also have a secondary YouTube channel with the same name as this podcast to which I have uploaded a complete inventory of podcast episodes in video format. That includes those less viewed episodes that have been deleted from this audio-based platform. Namu Amida Buts! 🙏
 
Spring 8-Week retreat on Shamatha, Vipashyana, and Mahamudra, based upon two texts: Panchen Lozang Chökyi Gyaltsen’s Highway of the Jinas: A Root Text on the Precious Geluk-Kagyü Mahamudra Tradition, and Karma Chagmé’s Naked Awareness: Practical Teachings on the Union. During this year's 8-week retreat Alan will grant the oral transmission and commentary to the teachings on the root text The Highway of the Jinas: A Root Text on the Precious Geluk-Kagyü Mahamudra Tradition and its auto-commen ...
 
David Vago, PhD and Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, LPCC, SEP tackle the traditional Buddhist concept of "enlightenment" from their modern clinical points of view in a stimulating and fun discussion. Part 2 focuses on S-ART, David's neurobiological framework for describing the positive effects of meditation on self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence; Theravada, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna notions of awakening and not-self; secular mental training; different interventions for different psy ...
 
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Our lives in this modern era are inundated with distraction, avarice, and possession (craving). Moment to moment, the trajectory of our life is influenced and manipulated for gains of varied sort. Our MyoHoRenGeKyo, our Daimoku, is our tool of experiencing Buddha calmness and clarity amidst the cacophony of screaming monkeys distracting our enlight…
 
Cultural Bias, language is a way to relay concepts to one another. However,, those communications rely on deeply embedded ideas and understandings that are often uncritical and poorly revised or declared in our efforts to convey to others and to ourselves. A constant vigilance of critical awareness and comparative reason must be applied to our stud…
 
https://www.oceangatezen.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Precept-8-Bodhi-Cere-July-3-2021-compressed.mp3 This is a continuation of several talks on the meaning of the Bodhisattva Ceremony by Rev. Shinshu Roberts. Soto Zen’s Bodhisattva Ceremony ends with a recitation of the Pure Precepts each with a commentarial verse. This talk explores the meaning…
 
Many thanks to Sentha Pusa for sharing the lecture reference. Lecture location: http://www.riversidechan.org/lectures/Dharma_Talk_20210628.mp3 Notes:- Consider volunteering to transcribe a lecture. It is a great way to deepen your practice.- This transcription is work in progress. It is transcribed as recorded and no professional editing was perfor…
 
In the midst of all human religions, Buddhism stands alone as a method for enlightenment manifest in the Mind. The body in Buddhism as it embodies not only the human corporal reality, but everything in its environment, Is an essential and precious opportunity for which to instantiate the various consciousnesses that comprise the Samsaric and Buddha…
 
Daijaku explains the meaning and important of formally taking the precepts by sewing a rakusu and making lineage papers. This is the introductory talk to the Jukai or Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony. https://www.oceangatezen.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Meaning-of-Jukai-June-26-2021-zoom-audioAfter-conversion-condensed.mp3…
 
Renowned author and meditator Ani Pema Chodron answers questions and gives advice on the practice of tonglen. Tonglen is the exchange of self for others and is considered one of the greatest practices within Mahayana Buddhism. With characteristic good humor and kindness Ani Pema addresses the difficulties of the practice, its counterintuitive appro…
 
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