This guided meditation led by Anne C. Klein, was one of the opening meditations of our 2019 Yeshe Tsogyal retreat. Focused on guiding your awareness through the body, this meditation also gently touches on the presence of the dakini, a taste of the greater visualizations that followed throughout the retreat.
In a follow up to Harvey’s teaching in our last episode, Anne shares the idea of enlightened narcissism, a natural attraction that draws us to things that reflect our own Buddha qualities. In being relaxed, open, and porous to these things, the Bodhicitta qualities that already exist in ourselves will begin to emerge.
In this teaching Harvey Aronson uses the season of Christmas to explore the appeal of “miracles” and “wonder” and how our Buddha nature draws us to these things. Reality is infinitely rich, this is a wonderful lesson in how to relish in other’s delight and appreciate the wonder around us.
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 […]