Buddha Nature: Practice brings out our deep nature

Episode 10: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje follows up last episode’s meditation on OM, AH, and HUNG with an explanation of the meaning of those first syllables of Guru Rinpoche’s mantra, a potent reminder of our own real nature.  Often the types of meditation we do when we’re just beginning to practice are more dualistic and […]

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Buddha Nature: Blessings of OM, AH, and HUNG

Episode 9: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje guides this meditation on the syllables OM, AH, and HUNG, which begin the Guru Rinpoche mantra (and are found in many others as well).  We practice receiving the blessings of the lineage through those syllables, and we also spend some time noticing whether our attention is focused or panoramic, […]

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Buddha Nature: Guru Yoga as “playing” at something more real

Episode 8: Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma teaches about the true meaning of Guru Yoga, a very special practice of central importance to tantra.  Although it might seem that we’re seeking a connection with an external teacher, Guru Yoga ultimately directs us to the true nature of our own mind–the greatest guru of all.

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Buddha Nature: Guru Yoga as direct connection to lineage

Episode 7:  Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje explains what “treasures” are in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and the blessings associated with the Guru Rinpoche treasure practice we did in October.  He also reminds us that Guru Yoga is a special way of connecting intimately with the mind and deepest being of our lama and of our […]

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