Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Contrived and uncontrived practice

Episode 18: In this teaching, Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje reminds us that Dzogchen practice includes everything–samsara and nirvana–and both contrived and uncontrived practice are necessary in this path.  We can support our contrived practices (like cultivating compassion step by step) by feeling connected to the blessings of our practice lineage and by trusting our own […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Attention rests in the breath

Episode 17: In this brief meditation, Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje guides us through feeling and accepting the support of our seat, our spine, and our central energetic channel.  Then we rest our attention on the breath at the center of the abdomen.  (Note: There is some feedback at a certain point in this episode.)

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Time travel and the karma of tiny choices

I saw this on a friend’s Facebook page, and I realized that basically all of Buddhist ethics are about about the power of small actions in the present and the oversized outcomes they can have in the future.  That’s traditionally taught in the context of rebirth: what you do now will be accruing interest, so […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Easter, freshness, knitting

Episode 16: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje delivers the second part of the teaching started in last week’s episode featuring Anne.  He delivers variations on the theme of freshness: how digging deeply into suffering (our own and others’) can cultivate both wisdom and compassion, hence the Easter passion; how a nondual flow state can result from […]

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