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The Threefold Practice of Won Buddhism

Rev. Grace Song

In Won Buddhism, the threefold practice—absorption, inquiry, and making mindful choices—maps out the path to spiritual freedom. Rev. Grace Song describes how these principles work together to help us develop a more balanced practice that puts Buddhist wisdom into action in our daily lives.

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In It Together: Kindness through Crisis

Kimberly Brown
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After more than a year of social distancing, many of us continue to struggle in our day-to-day routines. Be it loneliness, grief, impatience, or frustration with family or roommates, Kimberly Brown encourages us to greet all our feelings with a kind and an open-hearted embrace.

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Meditation Month 2021: Silent Illumination

Guo Gu

Meditation Month is back! Join us for our annual challenge to commit to a daily meditation practice throughout the month of March. This year, our Meditation Month teacher Guo Gu will guide us through the Chan (Zen) practice of silent illumination, which reveals our innate capacity for awakening.

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Listening with Empathy

Cuong Lu
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Do you listen with your ears or with your heart? Do you listen to the words someone uses or the emotions behind them? If you aren’t sure, take a step back with Zen teacher Cuong Lu as he looks at how compassionate listening can break down the barrier between yourself and others.

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The Art of Somatic Mindfulness

Willa Blythe Baker
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Lama Willa Blythe Baker helps us access the body’s wisdom through an exploration of the four layers of embodiment: the physical, energetic, mental, and integrative. These layers are increasingly subtle, and Lama Miller explains how we can develop our awareness as we attune to them. By learning to listen more closely to our bodies, we can open our hearts and liberate our minds, opening the door to a deeper engagement with the world. 

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The Geshema is Born

For decades, Tibetan Buddhist nuns and their allies fought for the right to receive their religious tradition’s highest academic honor, the geshe degree (called geshema for women). The Geshema is Born follows the inspiring story of Namdol Phuntsok, an exceptional young nun, as she earns top honors and becomes one of the first of a new class of esteemed women scholars.

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