Best mahasukha podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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The Science of Happiness
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An exploration of the Buddhist science of mind and the psychology of real happiness that is independent of outer circumstances.
 
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Practice Happiness
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Mahasukha provides practical instruction for a vibrant, meaningful life infused with ethical integrity, compassion for others, mindful awareness and wisdom. The Center offers classes, grounded in the time-tested doctrines and practices found in the ancient Tibetan and Indian Sanskrit texts, for realizing deep peace within our modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome to enjoy weekly yoga classes, guided meditations, in-depth study courses, community events and seasonal retreats. A wide variety o ...
 
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What do Coltrane, surfing and the spiritual life have in common? Lama Marut explains the meaning of the word Yoga and how to begin to understand the great spiritual classic The Bhagavad Gita. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Relig ...…
 
Buddha Nature is within us all, so who is most useful to you on your path to complete happiness... the Buddha and his teachings, or all those pesky people irritating you through out your day? Let Lama Marut explain. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a Ph ...…
 
The true nature of happiness and the simple tools of how to attain it now are explained by Mahasukha teacher Lauren Benjamin. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual partners, workshops by nationally known yoga teachers, and informal ta ...…
 
Mahasukha teacher Lauren Benjamin leads a contemplation on getting in touch with your inner-most happiness, inner wisdom and compassion and habituating your mind to cultivate these enlightened qualities in your daily life. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dhar ...…
 
Where does the balance of power lie when we forgive someone for something they have done to us? Lama Sumati Marut talks about the ways we can rethink forgiveness from a place of empowerment to bring about a happier resolution. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He ...…
 
How can understanding our Buddha Nature help us be happier and more content? The Buddhist texts talk about this part of us that is already enlightened, content and totally devoid of suffering. But how do we get in touch with it? First we need to understand what it is. Lama Marut gives us a clear and down to earth explanation of what this Buddha ...…
 
Ever felt like you were too busy trying to create your happy life to actually enjoy it? We're all suffering from our inability to take control of the technological wonders available to us, and the stress of over working to afford and enjoy them. Lama Marut gives us some tips on how to live happily amongst the media saturation and work stress ep ...…
 
Most of us think that true happiness or enlightenment is something we have to gain or achieve somehow - that it is far removed from our daily reality. But Lama Marut explains via the classic Bodhisattva Buddhist text 'The Uttara Tantra' that not only is this ultimate state of happiness already a part of us, it's our true nature. We just have to ...…
 
For some reason the basics of how to be a happy person are easy to miss and yet when we hear them clearly spoken by someone who cares about our well being it seems so obvious. Lama Marut is such a person and in this question and answer session he addresses some of the most simple and yet profound aspects of being happy. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian ...…
 
In the ancient texts the sages talk about our true nature being like a beautiful jewel - untarnished, pure and unstained. So how do we find this space where our perfection shines thru effortlessly? First we have to understand which part of ourselves they are talking about, and then how to penetrate the illusion that we are somehow separate from ...…
 
If you haven't forgiven you will never be happy. But who should you forgive and how? What does the Buddhist notion of 'Karma" have to do with it? Lama Marut explains how Karma, Forgiveness and Happiness are inextricably linked and how to go about using them to become a happier person. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in ...…
 
Happiness and living blissfully relies on understanding who we are and who we are not. The Uttara Tantra is one of the definitive texts in the northern Buddhist tradition on the true nature or essence of who you are. Understand this and you are well on your way to true unshakeable happiness. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively tra ...…
 
Is there a place for the ego to be built up when practicing on a spiritual path? And how does this relate to consumerism and the quest for happiness in external things? Lama Marut breaks down these conundrums and explains the real causes of happiness. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound ph ...…
 
What are the sages through out history talking about when they say that reality is illusory or unreal? How can this be the case? Lama Marut delves into the revered 'Ashtavakra Gita' text of the Advaita Vedanta tradition and brings the wisdom found there into our modern lives and times. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati ...…
 
Hindu text 'The Bhagvad Gita' and Star Trek's Captain Kirk collide on the spiritual path of Karma Yoga as described by Lama Sumati Marut. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and compassion. This podcast was taken from L ...…
 
Are you ready to let yourself be enlightened? Lama Marut delves into the revered 'Ashtavakra Gita' text of the Advaita Vedanta tradition and brings the methods found there into our modern lives and times. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's t ...…
 
The Ancient wisdom texts give us short and simple but very profound advice on how to achieve happiness. Lama Marut delves into the revered 'Ashtavakra Gita' text of the Advaita Vedanta tradition and brings the methods found there into our modern lives and times. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most ...…
 
Across many spiritual disciplines mystics share the realization that the true essence of all living beings is none other than enlightenment itself, known in Buddhism as 'Buddha nature'. Lama Marut explores how this can be when our day to day reality feels so different. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains th ...…
 
Mahasuka teacher Cliff Spenser guides us through logic and reasoning for cultivating patience from Master Shantideva’s The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way. He discusses why anger and happiness cannot co-exist and explains how to see that patience and joy is the only reasonable reaction to when you feel anger. Podcast taken from Guide to the Bodh ...…
 
Developing and growing the joy in helping others and avoiding the obstacles, as explained by Mahasukha teacher Jason Rosenfield. Podcast taken from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 2 The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual p ...…
 
For most of us living in a monastery is not an option. So how do we live and act in the real world without the disappointments that we've experienced so often before? World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and compassion. ...…
 
A handful of ancient wisdom texts talk about attaining enlightenment, ultimate happiness, in one lifetime. But how is this done? Lama Marut delves into the revered 'Ashtavakra Gita' text of the Advaita Vedanta tradition and brings the methods found there into our modern lives and times. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati ...…
 
How our world really works and how to analyze reality in meditation explained by Mahasukha's Spiritual Advisor Mira Kingsley. Podcast taken from The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part II The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual partners, work ...…
 
Karma is a word that is bandied about a lot in the spiritual teachings of Yoga and Buddhism, but do we really know what it means? Lama Marut explains how to work with karma in our daily lives to bring about a happier life for ourselves and those around us. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profou ...…
 
Q&A at a Lama Marut teaching is always an insightful experience as he isn't a teacher who minces words. At the end of the 'Inciting Happiness' teaching he addresses some of the audiences questions about happiness in his practical, direct and yet compassionate style. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the m ...…
 
This question is at the root of many of the world's great spiritual traditions. Lama Marut talks us thru the wisdom of one of the great texts of world religion,the Bhagavad Gita, to shed light on how to engage in life in a way that makes it worth living. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound ...…
 
Lama Marut brings it back to basics explaining why we should even be interested in using a spiritual path to bring us happiness. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and compassion. This podcast taken from a public talk ...…
 
What is tantra, why it is secret and what one needs to succeed in tantric practice explained by Cliff Spencer. Podcast taken from Preparing for Tantra The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual partners, workshops by nationally known yoga ...…
 
Desire to end our unhappiness is a great motivator, but isn't desire one of the things that stops us from being happy according to Buddhist philosophy? Lama Marut explores this paradox in this episode recorded on Bintang Island in Singapore. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophica ...…
 
One of the things that defines our unhappiness is our resistance to something we can't change - the present moment. But by accepting where we find ourselves moment to moment we change our relationship to the present in an unexpected and positive way. Lama Marut explains how in this episode recorded on Bintang Island in Singapore. World renowned ...…
 
Learn to recognize the rare opportunity that you possess, how you got it and how to keep it from slipping away as explained by senior teacher Cliff Spencer. Podcast taken from Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, tea ...…
 
Most of us think "I'll be grateful when I have something to be happy about". Modern psychology and the ancient texts of Buddhism both argue that it's the gratitude that comes first, and this is what brings true happiness. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism ...…
 
See your world as extraordinary and learn to use everything in your life, including obstacles, as a path to your awakening taught by Mahasukha teacher and Academy Award-nominated actress Lindsay Crouse. Podcast taken from Notes from the Perimeter. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided ...…
 
In this episode Lama Marut discusses how our relationship with the past, present and future is one of the things that keep us unhappy, and how to change our understanding of it to create a happier life. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's ter ...…
 
Learn how you author your world and people around you. Academy Award-nominated actress and Mahasukha teacher Lindsay Crouse discusses how acknowledging that you don’t know what other people think and who they really are will create a more blissful world for yourself. Podcast taken from ACI Course 14: Lojong. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "g ...…
 
One of the biggest obstacles to our happiness is our own resistance to it. Lama Marut shows us how to use the wisdom of a spiritual path to over come this resistance. This is the question section of the presentation which offers spontaneous gems of useable wisdom to questions from the audiences. (Part 6) World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Ven ...…
 
Mahasukha teacher and Academy Award-nominated actress Lindsay Crouse describes how karma gives us the control to create our world. Podcast taken from Karma and Emptiness (Windhover 2008). The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual partners ...…
 
One of the biggest obstacles to our happiness is our own resistance to it. Lama Marut shows us how to use the wisdom of a spiritual path to over come this resistance. (Part 5) World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and com ...…
 
One of the biggest obstacles to our happiness is our own resistance to it. Lama Marut shows us how to use the wisdom of a spiritual path to over come this resistance. (Part 4) World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and com ...…
 
The idea of refuge and how it fits into a spiritual path explained by Mahasukha teacher Cliff Spencer. Podcast taken from ACI Course IX: Level I of Buddhist Discipline (Vinaya). The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual partners, workshop ...…
 
One of the biggest obstacles to our happiness is our own resistance to it. Lama Marut shows us how to use the wisdom of a spiritual path to over come this resistance. (Part 3) World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and com ...…
 
Learn the ten qualities of a qualified teacher and how to make sure that such a teacher appears and stays in your life, as explained by ACI Teacher Cliff Spencer. Podcast taken from:ACI Course IX: Level I of Buddhist Discipline (Vinaya). You can listen to the full teaching at: ACI-LA Teachings Website The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bl ...…
 
One of the biggest obstacles to our happiness is our own resistance to it. Lama Marut shows us how to use the wisdom of a spiritual path to over come this resistance. (Part 2) World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and com ...…
 
Practical tools to figure out what you want and how to get it, as explained by ACI Teacher Cliff Spencer. Podcast taken from: What the Bleep Do You Want and What Will You Do If You Get It? You can listen to the full teaching at: ACI-LA Teachings Website The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") is ACI-LA's home. The Center provides a wid ...…
 
One of the biggest obstacles to our happiness is our own resistance to it. Lama Marut shows us how to use the wisdom of a spiritual path to over come this resistance. (Part 1) World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and com ...…
 
Learn how our suffering can be transformed to bring the greatest happiness, as explained by ACI Teacher Brian Reid. Podcast taken from: Open-Heart Meditation | Lojong: The 7-Point Practice, Class 2 You can listen to the full teaching at: ACI-LA Teachings Website The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") is ACI-LA's home. The Center provi ...…
 
Lama Sumati Marut leads a meditation on the emptiness of the causation of anger as a practical application of the profound wisdom of The Heart Sutra. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhism in lay person's terms with great humor and compassion. Podcast taken fro ...…
 
How to protect your practice when working with the suffering of the world by continuing to enjoy helping others with renunciation and compassion, as explained by Senior ACI teacher Lauren Benjamin. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") is ACI-LA's home. The Center provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha ...…
 
There are 8 things known to someone who has had the profound mystical experience written about in the Buddhist text known as the Heart Sutra. Lama Marut explains them and why it’s important to cultivate love and compassion. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Lama Sumati Marut explains the most profound philosophical texts of Buddhis ...…
 
How to train your mind to be more kind to others by using the 7-step Lojong, as explained by ACI Teacher Brian Reid. The Mahasukha Center (in Sanskrit "great bliss") is ACI-LA's home. The Center provides a wide range of courses including guided meditations, Buddha dharma, teachings on spiritual partners, workshops by nationally known yoga teach ...…
 
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