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“… Just come and sit, and let the flower of your heart open …” Description: This talk explores the second two sentences of the Heart Sutra: “Form is no other than emptiness; emptiness no other than form…” The text is written this way to remind us not to think of emptiness as something other than the form within which it is hidden. How can anything …
 
“… Just come and sit, and let the flower of your heart open …” Description: This talk explores the second two sentences of the Heart Sutra: “Form is no other than emptiness; emptiness no other than form…” The text is written this way to remind us not to think of emptiness as something other than the form within which it is hidden. How can anything …
 
“… dwelling in perfect wisdom, we too may begin to discover the eternally selflessly giving love that nourishes all of creation …” “… True giving must mean relinquishing control …” Description: The first line of the Heart Sutra invokes the bodhisattva Kanzeon, her name “Avalokiteshvara,” who represents infinite, boundless love and well-wishing for …
 
“… dwelling in perfect wisdom, we too may begin to discover the eternally selflessly giving love that nourishes all of creation …” “… True giving must mean relinquishing control …” Description: The first line of the Heart Sutra invokes the bodhisattva Kanzeon, her name “Avalokiteshvara,” who represents infinite, boundless love and well-wishing for …
 
“… Real knowing is not-knowing …” Description: This talk explores the meanings of the word “Prajna.” Commonly translated as wisdom, the word etymologically comes from pra-jna. “Jna” is a root word meaning “know” (related both to the English know and to gnosis). The prefix pra can be an intensifier, suggesting “supreme” knowing, but can also be prep…
 
“… Real knowing is not-knowing …” Description: This talk explores the meanings of the word “Prajna.” Commonly translated as wisdom, the word etymologically comes from pra-jna. “Jna” is a root word meaning “know” (related both to the English know and to gnosis). The prefix pra can be an intensifier, suggesting “supreme” knowing, but can also be prep…
 
“… To be you, fully alive, that’s your greatest offering to the universe …” Description: A zen practitioner may spend decades studying under a teacher before they themselves can be authorized to teach. When our orientation toward needing outer things to be the way we want them shifts, through having released our grip on our separate sense of self, …
 
“… To be you, fully alive, that’s your greatest offering to the universe …” Description: A zen practitioner may spend decades studying under a teacher before they themselves can be authorized to teach. When our orientation toward needing outer things to be the way we want them shifts, through having released our grip on our separate sense of self, …
 
“… start to experience the intrinsically fulfilling wellbeing of the lotus flower … permeated from its roots throughout the tips of its petals with the same cool water in which it thrives in perfect stillness …” “… Whatever needs to drop away drops away by itself …” Description: Final talk in the series on basic Buddhism. The final fold in the Nobl…
 
“… start to experience the intrinsically fulfilling wellbeing of the lotus flower … permeated from its roots throughout the tips of its petals with the same cool water in which it thrives in perfect stillness …” “… Whatever needs to drop away drops away by itself …” Description: Final talk in the series on basic Buddhism. The final fold in the Nobl…
 
“… mindfulness … is a practice of becoming okay with what we have …” “… We have to let be, to let go …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. The practice of mindfulness is not about adding something into our already busy lives that’s going to pick us up and make us feel better — it’s more a matter of becoming okay with what we have, and l…
 
“… mindfulness … is a practice of becoming okay with what we have …” “… We have to let be, to let go …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. The practice of mindfulness is not about adding something into our already busy lives that’s going to pick us up and make us feel better — it’s more a matter of becoming okay with what we have, and l…
 
“… You can only see it when you are it …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Human beings tend to get constantly captivated by their “default mode network,” which can generate a continuous stream of internal commentary. To really be able to be present without an outward task: that is the basic meaning of the kind of mindfulness we are c…
 
“… You can only see it when you are it …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Human beings tend to get constantly captivated by their “default mode network,” which can generate a continuous stream of internal commentary. To really be able to be present without an outward task: that is the basic meaning of the kind of mindfulness we are c…
 
Andy Rachleff is one of the most influential and successful Venture Capitalists of all time. In this episode, we discuss the traits of successful entrepreneurs, what makes a good idea, product-market fit (a term Andy coined), building Wealthfront, how to hire, doubling down on what's working, day trading vs index investing, tax-loss harvesting, bit…
 
“… The principle of zen is: body and mind fall away …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Having reached the fourth aspect of mindfulness, which is the seventh fold of the Noble Eightfold Path, which is itself the fourth of the Four Noble Truths, we find that dharma gates are indeed countless. Buddha gave this, his first teaching upon h…
 
“… The principle of zen is: body and mind fall away …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Having reached the fourth aspect of mindfulness, which is the seventh fold of the Noble Eightfold Path, which is itself the fourth of the Four Noble Truths, we find that dharma gates are indeed countless. Buddha gave this, his first teaching upon h…
 
“… We observe the unfolding of our awareness like a butterfly … opening up its wings …” “… Let the breath show itself to your awareness …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. In our exploration of the Four Noble Truths, we have seen how the Buddha keeps re-slicing the pie, going into the nature of our human experience in yet more and mor…
 
“… We observe the unfolding of our awareness like a butterfly … opening up its wings …” “… Let the breath show itself to your awareness …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. In our exploration of the Four Noble Truths, we have seen how the Buddha keeps re-slicing the pie, going into the nature of our human experience in yet more and mor…
 
“… Letting it be as it is, we have to drop the wish that it be otherwise …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. To achieve concentration in practice, one must have established the four foundations of mindfulness. Having ardent alertness, clearly comprehending all that arises within and around the body, its feelings, the mind, and other p…
 
“… Letting it be as it is, we have to drop the wish that it be otherwise …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. To achieve concentration in practice, one must have established the four foundations of mindfulness. Having ardent alertness, clearly comprehending all that arises within and around the body, its feelings, the mind, and other p…
 
“… bringing awareness back to the present moment whenever our minds wander …” “… Here, a person dwells, contemplating the body in the body …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. The original sanskrit word smrti, which often gets translated as “mindfulness,” also means “remembering to be aware.” Modern culture offers us many ways to distr…
 
“… In our right effort we are developing the capacity to work on the unwholesome …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Right effort in practice, the sixth fold in the Noble Eightfold Path, consists in working to diminish unwholesome states of mind or being. Likewise, the practitioner should work to cultivate states of mind that promote …
 
“… It’s almost as if there’s no point practising unless we attend to how we’re living …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Buddha taught that when following the way of Right Livelihood, we should not engage in occupations that may promote harm. It isn’t always easy in today’s world to advance in a profession that does not in some way t…
 
In this episode, Kevin speaks with Josh Clemente about continuous glucose monitors, insulin, metabolic health, tips for hacking glucose levels, and more. Josh Clemente, Founder of Levels, is a mechanical engineer and CrossFit-L2 trainer. At SpaceX, he led a team to develop life support systems that sustained astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley o…
 
“… Right Action is part of the undertakings that are necessary if we are to pursue the path of awakening …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Right Action in the Noble Eightfold Path was first described by Buddha in terms of abstaining or refraining from causing any harm. We can also consider it in positive terms and think instead abou…
 
“… we discern how to act morally as we tread between the Oneness that we encounter in meditation and the multifariousness of the world we live in …” “Thank you very much, I have no complaints“ Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Right Speech means abstaining from uttering falsehoods, from saying malicious or harsh things, and from engagi…
 
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“I want to devote my life to the wellbeing of the world“ Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Do we have free will to act morally, or is our behavior merely a function of our social conditioning? We find that if we orient our behavior correctly, in accordance with the second step in the Noble Eightfold Path, our practice gets strengthened…
 
“There isn’t any phenomenon at all that isn’t teaching or preaching the Dharma“ Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Buddha taught that in order to cultivate Right Orientation, which is the second step on the Noble Eightfold Path, one must start with an intention toward renunciation, not generating any ill-will, and being a source of harm…
 
“Right View is not so far away“ Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Setting out on the Noble Eightfold Path, we begin with Right View. By developing an awareness of the roots of wholesomeness and unwholesomeness, we may orient ourselves toward proper conduct, skillful practice, and ultimately the cessation of suffering. The modern Zen pr…
 
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