Dissolving and Evolving: Asking for Guidance

Even simple practices can have great benefits, but in this culture of autonomy many people may believe a practice isn’t for them after they have stumbled attempting to do it alone. With self criticism and self hatred being such common habit patterns, Harvey Aronson addresses the need to reach out to teachers and senior students […]

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Dissolving and Evolving: The Big Picture of Practice

In this teaching, Anne C Klein deepens our understanding of why and how we practice by looking at the big picture of practice. We practice to cultivate compassion, and we practice to cultivate wisdom, and like a house with many doors there is more than one way “in.” 

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Dissolving and Evolving: Settle into Clarity

Episode 12: The stillness of the mind is like a vast quiet ocean, movement is like the waves. Anne C. Klein will guide you to settle into mental clarity in this guided meditation. 

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Dissolving and Evolving: Essence of Spaciousness

Episode 11: In this meditation, Harvey Aronson guides us through the essence of spaciousness and becoming Guru Rinpoche

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Dissolving and Evolving: Q&A on buddha nature, blessings

Episode 10: This Q&A was so good we had to include it in the series.  One theme in Anne and Harvey’s answers is the role of blessings in practice.

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Dissolving and Evolving: What does it mean to have buddha nature?

Episode 9: In this teaching, Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje addresses two major schools of thought regarding buddha nature.  One holds that buddha nature is like a seed that needs to sprout and grow, while the other (which underpins Nyingma tantra and Dzogchen) holds that our buddha nature is fully developed, and we just need to […]

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Dissolving and Evolving: Flow of blessings

Episode 8: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje leads this special meditation in which we imagine Guru Rinpoche or an orb of loving blessings in front of us, suffusing us with positive qualities, and an internal figure suffusing us from within.  We can imagine our self/other duality relaxing as we share these blessings with all beings.

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