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The Four Nutriments

Thich Phap Hai
The Four Nutriments

The Buddha said that “all things exist on food.” We may pay attention to what we’re taking into our bodies physically—but do we pay attention to what we’re taking in mentally? Brother Phap Hai, a senior monastic disciple of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the Buddha’s teachings on the four nourishments of life: edible foods, sense impressions, volition, and consciousness.

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Meditation Illuminated: Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

John Yates (Culadasa), Matthew Immergut
Meditation Illuminated: Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

Meditation is sometimes described as the process of getting to know your own mind. But during this familiarization, how do you know whether you’re making progress? In this online retreat, Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.), a teacher with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravada Buddhist traditions, offers a set of instructions for honing the mind that has helped many dharma students cultivate their meditation practice.

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The Heart Sutra: The Foundation of Understanding

Rev. Dosung Yoo
The Heart Sutra: The Foundation of Understanding

In this online retreat, Reverend Dosung Yoo, a minister in the Korean Won Buddhist tradition and a prominent translator of Korean Buddhist teachings, will lead you through a close reading of the Heart Sutra, providing a contemporary and practical guide to understanding this important text.

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Living Mindfully

Deborah David
Living Mindfully

Author and meditation instructor Deborah David delivers practical advice for those seeking to develop a personal mindfulness practice. She will provide crucial tips for beginning and sustaining a practice in your own home and show you how to bring it out into the wider world.

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My Buddha Is Punk

My Buddha Is Punk

Twenty-five-year-old Burmese punk musician Kyaw Kyaw is on a mission. He and his band, The Rebel Riot, travel Myanmar playing music and organizing demonstrations to raise awareness about the persecution of the country’s ethnic minorities. The band’s unique blend of ideals—one part Buddhist compassion, two parts punk rock rebellion—fuels their quest for equality and freedom for all in contemporary Myanmar.

Directed by Andreas Hartmann

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