Sharon Salzberg offers a distilled and comprehensive guide to meditation, from the basics of posture, breathing, and scheduling to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, and addressing specific problems such as body pains and insomnia.
Join Gina LaRoche and Jen Cohen as they explore our money-driven society using the framework of the ten paramis.
In this Dharma Talk, Malcolm Martin proposes the term “structural selfishness” to discuss the ways that a fixed idea of self hinders our practice, while offering insight on how to embrace the complexity of interdependence.
How can we find the courage to have alobha, to give freely without attachment; adosa, to let go of aversion and punitive actions and live with integrity; and amoha, to gain insight into the nature of things without delusion? In this dharma talk, we will learn to practice the three beautiful branches of dana (giving), sila (moral integrity), and bhavana (cultivation, meditation), and to live as heart-centrically as we can.
The practice of Focusing builds directly on the mental skills of mindfulness and awareness in order to develop action-oriented intuitive insights into the challenges we encounter “off the cushion.” Using contemplative methods from Western psychology and philosophy, Focusing puts us in touch with the subtle level of experience known as the felt sense, where the non-conceptual wisdom of the body can be unfolded.
In this Dharma Talk, Kurt Spellmeyer—a Zen priest and a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey—discusses the importance of emptiness in Zen Buddhism.
Mark T. Unno, a fourteenth-generation Shin Buddhist priest and the head of the Religious Studies department at the University of Oregon, explores the concept of compassion in Shin Buddhism.
In this Dharma Talk series, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche explores approaches to meditation inspired by Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva.
An important part of any practice involves learning when to just stop practicing altogether. Stopping gives you more space, which allows you to accept the ups and downs, the possible turbulence of the experience that may be generated by your practice.
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