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The Three Beautiful Roots: Cultivating the Three Wholesome Qualities in Unwholesome Times

Joshua Bee Alafia
Joshua Bee Alafia

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.

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Focusing for Meditators: Accessing the Wisdom of the Felt Sense

David Rome
focusing for meditators

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.

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Opening the Heart of Great Compassion: The Path of Shin Buddhism

Mark Unno

How can we receive the circumstances of life’s unavoidable suffering while realizing boundless compassion? 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. Using four illustrative personal stories, he invites us to find compassion in […]

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The Bodhisattva’s Path of Meditation

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the leader of the Tergar Meditation Community, a global network of Buddhist meditation centers. Born in Nepal in 1975, Mingyur Rinpoche began to study meditation as a young boy with his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, a revered Buddhist […]

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How to Fight Injustice Without Hating

Valerie Brown

Based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings of engaged Buddhism and the Plum Village tradition, this course offers practices to help ground ourselves amid the negativity and injustice that we face. From a peaceful center, you’ll discover how to skillfully respond to strong emotions that may arise while engaging in social causes.

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The Lion’s Roar

Originally released in 1985 in 16mm and beautifully remastered in 2021, The Lion’s Roar is an intimate portrait of the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

By Mark Elliott


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