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Overcoming Difficult Emotions in a Chaotic World

Bhante Buddharakkhita

The Buddha emphasized the need to cultivate an inner peace that is independent from external conditions. Bhante Buddharakkhita, who leads an emergent Theravada Buddhist community in his home country of Uganda, will guide us through mindfulness meditations for weathering the emotional storms of a turbulent world.

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Material and Spiritual Balance

Dr. Bokin Kim

A central concern of Won Buddhism, one of only a few forms of Buddhism founded since industrialization, is finding the balance between our material and spiritual lives. Dr. Bokin Kim, a Won minister and President of the Won Institute Of Graduate Studies, offers teachings from her tradition.

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The True Person of No Rank: A Zen Story for Our Troubled World

Joseph Bobrow Roshi

The 9th-century Zen master Linji Yixuan said, “There is a true person of no rank who is always coming and going from the portals of your face.” In this series, take a fresh look at the teaching of non-self with Joseph Bobrow, Roshi, as he explores how the teaching of “the person of no-rank” can help us bring forth our full humanity for the benefit of all.

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The Three Principles of Awakening

Dawa Tarchin Phillips

In Tibetan Buddhism, view, meditation, and action frame the path to enlightenment. In this series, Dawa Tarchin Phillips breaks down the way these three principles build upon each other to give rise to and stabilize direct experience of emptiness.

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Mindfulness of the Four Elements: Reconnecting with the World

Sebene Selassie
sebene selassie teaching mindfulness of the four elements

In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha taught practitioners to contemplate the four elements—earth, fire, water, and air—as a foundation of mindfulness practice. Our Meditation Month teacher, Sebene Selassie, shows how this oft-overlooked practice of examining the elements as basic metaphors for experience can help us see our inherent connections to nature.

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Rituals of Resistance

Three generations of Tibetans have adopted distinct modes of resistance to the Chinese government’s occupation of their homeland. In this documentary, individuals from each generation navigate the choice between violent and nonviolent activism.

By Tenzin Phuntsog, Joy Dietrich

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