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.
Episode 20: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje discusses refuge as a basic practice that informs the most profound practices, allowing us to apprentice to teachers (the Buddha or Guru Rinpoche) who have figured out better ways to cope with suffering. The practice of taking refuge involves body, speech, and mind resonating with the imagined field of […]
Episode 19: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje guides this meditation, which begins with accepting the support of the earth itself and the alignment of the body. Deeper in the meditation, Harvey asks us to recall a time when we felt delight in a person, place, or thing, remembering in the body what that was like.
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 […]