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Everyday Buddhahood: Caregiving as Dharma Practice

Repa Dorje Odzer (Justin von Bujdoss)
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When we raise children, assist our aging parents, or tend to a sick friend, caregiving offers an opportunity to transform our interactions with others into part of the Buddhist path. In this series, Repa Dorje Odzer (Justin von Bujdoss), a Buddhist teacher and Chief Staff Chaplain for New York City’s Department of Correction, presents advice from the 10th-century Buddhist master Tilopa.

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The Power of the Third Moment Method

Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
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We spend our days bombarded by emotions, and if we act on our negative ones, they threaten to derail us. Join Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, head of the Trungram lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, as he explains how to live a life with less fallout from anger, frustration, jealousy, and greed by looking more closely at our mental and emotional landscape.

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Mistaking a Stick for a Snake: What the Buddha Taught about Inherent Bias

Bonnie Duran

We form our identities around views and perceptions that are often distortions. These distortions can crystallize into racism and internalized oppression. Bonnie Duran, a professor of public health and a cofounder of the People of Color Sangha in Albuquerque and Seattle, will discuss the timeless Vipallasa Sutta, which contains one of the primary teachings the Buddha gave about undoing distortions of the mind, so we can start to remedy the flawed ways we see ourselves and one another.

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Family Awareness: A Relational Path to Freedom in Family Life

Bart van Melik

We all play roles in our families—the calm elder sibling, the generous uncle, the wise parent—and each role comes with a set of expectations. Join meditation teacher Bart van Melik, who teaches mindfulness in juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters, and New York City public schools, as he uses the Buddha’s four noble truths to find new and supportive ways for us to approach the stresses we all face at home.

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In Between Mountains and Oceans (Umi Yama Aida)

Every 20 years, locals tear down Ise Jingu, one of the most important Shinto shrine complexes in Mie Prefecture, Japan, only to rebuild it entirely from scratch. Acclaimed Japanese photographer Masaaki Miyazawa explores this 1,300-year-old ritual in his debut feature. Miyazawa takes viewers on a meditative journey through Japan’s cypress forests, mountains, and coasts, where coexisting with the natural world is part of enduring Buddhist environmentalism.

Directed by Masaaki Miyazawa

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Buddha Buzz Weekly: Dec. 15, 2018

Colorado police investigate Shambhala, Twitter’s chief is “tone deaf” after Myanmar retreat, and Trump’s lawyer tries to stop mindfulness in schools. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.

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