Best vajra podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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Vajra Body Vajra Mind podcast
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Welcome to Vajra Body Vajra Mind, a provocative podcast that explores the outer limits of spiritual practice and human development. On our show, we talk with leaders in the Buddhist, entheogenic and somatic fields and through these conversations we attempt to glean the most pragmatic and succinct bits of wisdom to connect us deeper into our heart and mind. Our show is dedicated to the evolution of the human species and the benefit of all beings.
 
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Vajra Enterprises Fiction Podcast
 
Stories from the terrifying and beautiful worlds of the role playing games published by Vajra Enterprises, plus other stuff we happen to like. Updated every other weekend.
 
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DJ Vajra's podcast
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Podcast from world renowned turntablist and producer, DJ Vajra.
 
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Realizing Your True Nature with Adi Vajra
 
Realizing Your True Nature
 
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Chris Karns' Podcast
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~ 2011 DMC USA & World Champion ~ 3x Red Bull Thre3style WInner ~ 2013 VH1 Master of the Mix competitor ~
 
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Lama Sonam
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Recent dharma talks from Lama Sonam. Lama Sonam,was born in 1962 in Bhutan, He was a monk in Rumtek Monastry in Sikkim before entering Thrangu Tashi Choling in Nepal. He was a personal attendant of Thrangu Rinpoche in the Monastry for many years. He completed the three years retreat at the Namo Buddha Retreat Center and was a teacher of young monks at the Thrangu Tashi Choling. He studied English while staying at Oxford Thrangu House. He is now a Vajra Master of Hong Kong Thrangu Centre.
 
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Lama Dawa
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Recent dharma talks from Lama Dawa. Lama Dawa was born in 1969 in Tsum. His father was Dundrup Chima and mother named Yongzom.He had a strong desire to become a monk from an early age. At the age of 13, he entered Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery and learned all Buddhist rituals. During that time, he received full ordination (gelong) from Thrangu Rinpoche. In 1986, he joined the Namo Buddha Monastic College and completed the five-year program and the Ngondro practice. Upon completing shedra s ...
 
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2017 8-Week Retreat
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During this eight-week retreat Alan Wallace will give detailed oral commentaries on two of the five classic Dzogchen treatises by Düdjom Lingpa, The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers and Buddhahood Without Meditation, in addition to the brief text on the preliminary practices for Dzogchen by Sera Khandro, entitled The Fine Path to Liberation. These three texts cover the preliminary practices, shamatha, vipashyana, and the practice of cutting through to the original purit ...
 
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Met Council's Housing Notebook
 
Housing Notebook offers advice on tenants rights, decent affordable housing, and related urban affairs coverage, with call-ins. The program airs live over WBAI 99.5 FM in the New York metropolitan area most Monday nights from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time. About the HostsScott Sommer has been a tenants rights activist for over 30 years. A former legal services attorney, Sommer is the honorary chair of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, New York's oldest tenant union. Sommer currently is t ...
 
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Future Primitive Podcasts
 
In this week’s episode Reginald Ray speaks with Joanna about: Trungpa Rinpoche and the transmission in the West of the deepest Tantric teachings from Tibetan Buddhism; the inherent spirituality of the body; returning to the sanity of direct experience; the natural love of embodied existence; a microcosm of the Universe; entering the somatic rea ...…
 
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Future Primitive Podcasts
 
In this week’s episode Reginald Ray speaks with Joanna about: Trungpa Rinpoche and the transmission in the West of the deepest Tantric teachings from Tibetan Buddhism; the inherent spirituality of the body; returning to the sanity of direct experience; the natural love of embodied existence; a microcosm of the Universe; entering the somatic rea ...…
 
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Future Primitive Podcasts
 
In this week’s episode Reginald Ray speaks with Joanna about: Trungpa Rinpoche and the transmission in the West of the deepest Tantric teachings from Tibetan Buddhism; the inherent spirituality of the body; returning to the sanity of direct experience; the natural love of embodied existence; a microcosm of the Universe; entering the somatic rea ...…
 
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Vajra Body Vajra Mind podcast
 
In today's episode, Jed explains his stepping off the path and return to Dharma practice. He asks Damien for his commentary on the 4 instructions of Gampopa, Taking Refuge, Awakening Intention, Four Immeasurables, and Dedication. We discuss the importance of making practice a felt sense rather than just conceptual. Enjoy. For more about Damien ...…
 
This week on Booze Before Noon - The Black Sheep’s podcast - we come in hot off some technical difficulties to talk Mike’s questionable “Bro and Dog D*** Weekend,” then compare Malort to Effen Awesome (4:00), another weird Lithuanian malt liquor that’s very cheap. Next, Mike proves himself to be an ASMR master (8:00) before he and Brendan eat h ...…
 
Topics include: - 3 lineages (enlightened view, symbolic, aural) - 7 synonyms (secret mantra vajrayana, ultimate bodhicitta, great perfection, sole bindu, clear light vajra essence, complete consummation of samsara and nirvana, youthful vase kaya) - 9 yanas (shravaka, pratyekabuddha, bodhisattva, kriya, upaya, yoga, mahayoga, anuyoga, atiyoga) ...…
 
Alan continues with the theme of retreat from this morning’s teachings. In this morning’s meditation, we “retreated” to the substrate. However, this is not the ultimate retreat. We can go beyond the substrate to rigpa. Realization of rigpa is not only relevant within the context of Dzogchen, but also in vajrayana practice, and in the process of ...…
 
Robert Moss is an Australian historian, journalist and author and creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism. In our show today we discuss how dreams can help us in troubling times. He also, shares a few entertaining stories that give us models on how to relate to synchronicity and our dreams. We also the discu ...…
 
Alan discusses two major themes in this session: 1) we need a clear description of what it is like to achieve shamatha; 2) achieving shamatha is crucial for progressing along the path beyond shamatha and for stabilizing our realizations. Alan says that we now have a variety of methods at our disposal to proceed along the path to shamatha, but, ...…
 
This week Liore, Arolaide, and guest Vajra discuss the role of story in video games. The discussion was inspired by this article — you might want to read it before listening so you know exactly what we’re shouting about. Is the pursuit of a good story hindering game development? Does environmental storytelling really count as a story? Have game ...…
 
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Podcast – The Gaming and Entertainment Network
 
This week Liore, Arolaide, and guest Vajra discuss the role of story in video games. The discussion was inspired by this article — you might want to read it before listening so you know exactly what we’re shouting about. Is the pursuit of a good story hindering game development? Does environmental storytelling really count as a story? Have game ...…
 
Topics include: - Non-existence of phenomena (Lake-Born Vajra (appearances)) - Vaibhasika & Sautrantika (things exist as they appear) - Madhyamaka (things do not exist as they appear) - Dzogchen (appearances of things even though they do not exist) - Dependently related events (cause & contributing condition) - Analogy of the dream (Cittamatra, ...…
 
The guided meditation is a another transmission of pith instructions from the Lake-Born Vajra on Bringing the Impure Mind onto the Path excerpted from Vajra Essence.
 
This morning Alan continues the oral transmission of the Lake-Born Vajra’s pith instructions for Bringing the Impure Mind onto the Path excerpted from the Vajra Essence. He begins by pointing out two primary aspects of the practice: qualitative vividness and temporal vividness. By maintaining the stillness of awareness stability arises, which i ...…
 
The guided meditation is a transmission of the pith instructions of the Lake-Born Vajra for the practice of Taking the Impure Mind onto the Path as found in Vajra Essence.
 
Having covered the Four Greats up to its culmination of bodhicitta - the powerful motivation that imbues even nonmeditation with profound meaning - Alan guides us today back to a review of the shamatha method of Bringing the Impure Mind onto the Path. Since this practice is enormously useful and greatly emphasized by Düdjom Lingpa, Alan suggest ...…
 
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Vajra Body Vajra Mind podcast
 
Jakob is a long time student of Buddhism, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dxongsar Khyentse. He is a translator and author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism. In our conversation today we discuss how to maintain the important aspects of the tradition in our modern world. Topics like karma, keeping samaya, materialism, faith, devotion, relative truth ...…
 
In this session, Alan explores the fourth of the Four Greats, Great Equanimity, and begins by asking by what criterion can you assess whether your practice is evolving in the right direction. The standard should be something deeper than whether you are at the moment feeling good or not. Rather, you can more meaningfully gauge your practice by y ...…
 
The guided meditation is the practice of Great Mudita embed into the recitation and visualization of the short Lake-Born Vajra sadhana
 
Alan begins the session discussing the interrelationship among the first three Greats (Great Compassion, Great Loving Kindness, and Great Empathetic Joy). If we are totally consumed by survival, or are mired in suffering, then questions about the causes of happiness do not even arise. As soon as we are no longer drowning in our own suffering, t ...…
 
By way of introducing this session’s practice, Alan notes that in our root text we first entered the door of emptiness by investigating personal and phenomenal identity via the teachings of Avalokiteśvara . Today we enter the door of appearances -- exploring the manner in which appearances are delusive -- by way of the teachings of the Lake-Bor ...…
 
Four people in the studio! Download MP3 Tracklist: Freeland – Under Control talk: Lettuce – Get Greasy alt-J – Left Hand Free (Extended Version) C2C Feat Kentaro And Netik And Rafik And Tigerstyle And Vajra – Le Banquet Zedd – Candyman Smuffy – Sly Bunny talk: Township Rebellion – Liquid Green (Original Mix) Jungle – Busy Earnin’ Baths – Indoor ...…
 
Alan says that when we meditate, we often have the feeling that there are three entities present: the mind; the meditator; and the one who is evaluating the meditation. This sense of self is not constant, but appears in surges, especially when grasping or reification are particularly strong. Today’s afternoon meditation is a vipashyana practice ...…
 
In this guided meditation we use the purity of vision generated with the practice of the short sadhana of the Lake-Born Vajra to feel the flood of loving kindness from all the Buddhas fill our hearts and let that overflow as loving kindness directed from our hearts to all beings.By B. Alan Wallace.
 
In this morning’s session, we go back to the cultivation of loving kindness. We can facilitate the unveiling of this quality of the bhavanga by using the power of our imagination and cultivate loving kindness in the context of the pure vision generated with the short sadhana of the Lake-Born Vajra. Alan emphasizes that in order to fully embrace ...…
 
Our third podcast for April is “Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems” written by Vajra Chandrasekera and read by Kate Baker.Subscribe to our podcast.
 
Our third podcast for April is “Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems” written by Vajra Chandrasekera and read by Kate Baker.Subscribe to our podcast.
 
Our third podcast for April is “Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems” written by Vajra Chandrasekera and read by Kate Baker.Subscribe to our podcast.
 
Topics include: - definition of mind (luminosity & cognizance) - 3 aspects of the ground (essential nature, manifest nature, compassionate activities) - explanation of short Lake-Born Vajra sadhana (preparation, main practice, conclusion) - 3 sattvas (samayasattva, jnanasattva, samadhisattva) - stages of deity practice (approaching, accomplishi ...…
 
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Vajra Body Vajra Mind podcast
 
In today's episode, we talk with Andrew about working with dream yoga. We discuss why it can be so difficult to attain lucidity in dreams, how the practice fits into the larger path of Tibetan Buddhism and why this practice is so important. This conversation is a real blast, enjoy!! More about Andrew visit www.andrewholocek.com Intro music by W ...…
 
Alan briefly reviews the outer and inner preliminaries that are discussed in the text on pp 142-144 and reemphasizes the importance of the preliminaries in causing a fundamental shift in our perspective that is necessary for Dzogchen practice. The practice of Dzogchen is effortless, he says, and is not about developing the mind, but revealing w ...…
 
Topics include: - 3 inner preliminaries (guru yoga, companions as viras and dakinis, compassion for sentient beings) - 9 yanas (shravaka, pratyekabuddha, bodhisattva, kriya, charya, yoga, maha, anu, ati) - 5 poisons & 5 wisdoms (ignorance, anger, attachment, pride, envy & dharmadhatu, mirror-like, discerning, equality, all-accomplishing) - 4 mo ...…
 
The Shower of Blessings Sadhana by Lama Mipham Rinpoche includes elements for purifying obstacles and accumulating merit. Alan says that this can be an excellent daily devotional practice especially for those who did not receive the Lake-Born Vajra empowermentBy B. Alan Wallace.
 
This morning’s guided meditation is the Shower of Blessings guru yoga practice from Mipham Rinpoche. Alan prefaces it by giving a short introduction to the notion of accumulation and purification practice (sak jang. Wylie: bsaks sbyang) and presents this sadhana as a means for that, especially (but not solely]) for those who missed the empowerm ...…
 
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Vajra Body Vajra Mind podcast
 
Ken is a Buddhist teacher, author. and founder of unfetteredmind.org On this episode we have our friend Ken McLeod return to the show. In our conversation we discuss how to deal with our difficult political/cultural climate and about living with pure perception and the practice of being Chenrezig. Finally, we talk about devotion and how it can ...…
 
Show Notes: Mur and Matt come to you live from the mud room of Morgan Freeman’s trophy solarium (because they haven’t earned the right to go inside yet). Ditch Diggers has been nominated for a Hugo Award! You did it! Mur and Matt will go up against the likes of The Coode Street Podcast and Tea & Jeopardy in Helsinki for Best Fancast (even thoug ...…
 
Show Notes: Mur and Matt come to you live from the mud room of Morgan Freeman’s trophy solarium (because they haven’t earned the right to go inside yet). Ditch Diggers has been nominated for a Hugo Award! You did it! Mur and Matt will go up against the likes of … Continue reading → The post Ditch Diggers #37: Listener Request & HUGO HUGO HUGO a ...…
 
Show Notes: Mur and Matt come to you live from the mud room of Morgan Freeman’s trophy solarium (because they haven’t earned the right to go inside yet). Ditch Diggers has been nominated for a Hugo Award! You did it! Mur and Matt will go up against the likes of … Continue reading → The post Ditch Diggers #37: Listener Request & HUGO HUGO HUGO a ...…
 
Alan starts the morning practice with the short Lake Born Vajra Sadhana and again concludes the sadhana with advice for cultivating shamatha within the context of stage of generation practice. He suggests an outside/in and inside/out approach to sustaining the visualization with the outside being the view of our environment as a Pure Land produ ...…
 
Alan begins this session with detailed instructions on how to practice Merging the External Mind with Space. In this shamatha practice, all activities of the mind (Javana, in sanskrit) go dormant. We release them all entirely so that what remains is the Bhavanga. Although releasing the mind, we do maintain a flow of awareness, a primal sense of ...…
 
This is another transmission of the short sadhana of the Lake-Born Vajra with explicit advice at the end of how to maintain the visualizations and use the practice to enhance shamatha.By B. Alan Wallace.
 
Alan jumps straight into meditation guiding us once more through the Lake-Born Vajra short sadhana, starting with refuge and bodhicita. After reciting one mala of the mantra, we shift into shamatha practice by maintaining the visualization. Primarily, we are to view all beings as the deities, nirmanakaya, all sounds as the mantra, sambogakaya a ...…
 
Topics include: - Text overview - 8 extremes (ceasing & arising, coming & going, existent & non-existent, one & many) - 3 outer preliminaries (precious human rebirth, death & impermanence, karma & unsatisfactory nature of samsara) - 5 obscurations (sensual craving - indebted, malice - sick, laxity & dullness - in bonds, excitation & anxiety - e ...…
 
Alan once again leads us through the short sadhana of the Lake-Born Vajra while interleaving brief explanations of terms.By B. Alan Wallace.
 
This morning Alan leads us through the short Lake-Born Vajra Sadhana and continues his commentary on the middle length Sadhana. As an introduction he presents two significant points of Vajrayana practice; the first being that absolutely all phenomena are empty of inherent nature, and the second that the Budddha mind is inseparable from the Dhar ...…
 
A transmission of the short sadhana of the Lake-Born VajraBy B. Alan Wallace.
 
Alan gives us a transmission of the short sadhana of the Lake-Born Vajra. After the transmission, Alan begins a deeper exploration of the medium-length sadhana, including the initial sections on refuge, motivation and accumulation of merit and wisdom. In this text, these are looked at from a Dzogchen perspective, and Alan elaborates on the diff ...…
 
This is a brief but powerfully inspiring teaching on the role of Stage of Generation practice in this tradition drawn from the conclusion of the Lake Born Vajra empowerment .By B. Alan Wallace.
 
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