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Facing Fear

Marcela Clavijo
Facing Fear

What are you afraid of? For many of us, the list is long. In this series, Tibetan Buddhist nun Marcela Clavijo introduces the four immeasurables—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—which help us replace unhelpful habits of mind and behavior for positive states and traits. With practice, these teachings can help assuage our deepest fears, whatever they may be.

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The Oxherder’s Journey

Barbara Joshin O'Hara
The Oxherder’s Journey

What can you expect to find when you set out on a path of spiritual development? The answer is not as mysterious as you may think. In this dharma talk series, Barbara Joshin O’Hara, Sensei walks us through the classic Zen blueprint of the path to enlightenment: the ten oxherding pictures, which clearly lay out each step along the way to awakening.

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Acknowledging the Spiritual Bypass

Mindy Newman
Acknowledging the Spiritual Bypass

In this retreat, mental health counselor and meditation teacher Mindy Newman will identify the places in our practice where we might inadvertently succumb to what is commonly referred to as “spiritual bypassing.”

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Making the Shadow Your Teacher

Dr. Jay Michaelson
Making the Shadow Your Teacher

The modern rendering of Buddhism’s first noble truth might be “shit happens.” But our struggles can be fertilizer for our spiritual practice instead of waste. Writer, scholar, and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson, Ph.D., will speak about four ways that embracing life’s “shit”—difficult emotions in particular—can open us up to the fullness of our experience.

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Zen and the Work of Everyday Life

Rev. Masaki Matsubara
Zen and the Work of Everyday Life

How can we live meaningful, purposeful, and ethical lives in a world where injustice seems to multiply by the day? A 16th-generation Zen priest in the Rinzai lineage, Reverend Masaki Matsubara, Ph.D., will introduce ways to bring dignity into our own lives and the lives of others as he explores Zen Buddhism’s model for ethical engagement.

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Angry Buddha

Angry Buddha

Inspired by the history of the Dalits, or “untouchables,” in India, János Orsós, a schoolteacher and Buddhist of Romani descent, founded a secondary school in a village in eastern Hungary to help Romani teenagers—whose people have been victims of racist stereotyping and violence for centuries—attend universities.

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