Buddha Nature: Knowledge through relationships

Episode 3:  In this bonus episode we get a pithy teaching from Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje underscoring that in traditional Asian contexts, knowledge is transmitted as part of a relationship between student and teacher.

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Buddha Nature: Sutric and tantric practice

Episode 2: In this teaching Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma explains that both sutric and tantric methods of Buddhist practice help us to recognize our true nature, and they’re profoundly connected.  The distinction between the two is that sutric practice is causal, meaning it’s done to establish the causes of future realization; tantric practice is more […]

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Buddha Nature: Settling, attending to experience

Episode 1: In this meditation, Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma guides us through a process of settling the mind and body.  Then she helps us attend more deeply to our own bodily experiences of waking up from thoughts of past and future; she asks us to feel our breathing and ask ourselves who is breathing.

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Bonus episode: Harvey on waking up from autopilot

In this special teaching from the archives, Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje discusses the ways we tend to go into “zombie” mode, letting habitual tendencies run our lives.  But practice can help us wake up, investigate our usual patterns of behavior, and reconnect with authentic experience.

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Bonus episode: Anne on how practice undermines habit patterns

In this vintage teaching from a series on Foundational Practices (Ngondro), Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma notes that practice can begin to erode even the habits we most tightly identify with–but cautions that dharma practice itself can become an expression of our underlying tendencies.  The more we can recognize and trust our own buddha nature, the […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Anne on refuge, Q&A

Episode 21: In this teaching, Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma connects refuge and compassion.  We have to know what suffering is in order to seek genuine refuge from it, and when we recognize our own suffering, that connects us with the suffering of all others.

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Video: “Is There Life After Death? Fifty Years of Research at UVA”

This episode of “UVA Medical Center Hour” is a presentation by the DOPS (Department of Perceptual Studies) researchers at the University of Virginia, in which four faculty members present their work on cases of the reincarnation type (CORTs), near death experiences (NDEs), using meditative practices to cultivate extraordinary capacities, and the mission and history of […]

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