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Meditations, interviews, dharma talks and features from Lion's Roar Magazine and Buddhadharma: The Practioner's Quarterly.

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Meditations, interviews, dharma talks and features from Lion's Roar Magazine and Buddhadharma: The Practioner's Quarterly.

    Eating Oryoki with Claire Gesshin Greenwood

    Eating Oryoki with Claire Gesshin Greenwood

    Claire Gesshin Greenwood discovered Oryoki in the monasteries of Japan, where monks in training practice a ritualized eating ceremony with bells and chanting. There’s a right way to use the bowls, a right way to clean them, a right way to hold them, and a right way to eat what’s in them – all to help them experience greater clarity and gratitude for their lives. Greenwood says we can experience this same stillness and sense of interconnectedness in our homes. She explains why, even after she left the cloistered monastic life, she was inspired to bring this practice back to her San Francisco home. 

    • 22 min
    Making Sense of Death with Ram Dass and East Forest

    Making Sense of Death with Ram Dass and East Forest

    One of the core teachings of Ram Dass is on conscious aging and dying, so even after he passed away, followers of his work turned to him to make sense of their grief. On the internet they would find a vast archive of recorded talks from the past - sometimes clear and sometimes not - as well as a new album of the most recent, and most vivid audio recording of Ram Dass talking about death shortly before his own death. Musician East Forest talks about meeting Ram Dass, recording with him, and making sense of his passing.

    • 38 min
    How to Really Listen with Drs. Larry and Peggy Ward

    How to Really Listen with Drs. Larry and Peggy Ward

    Two senior dharma teachers ordained by peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh share a poetic dharma talk and guided meditation to reconnect with yourself, with nature, and with each other. 

    • 37 min
    Everyday Goodwill Practice with Sylvia Boorstein

    Everyday Goodwill Practice with Sylvia Boorstein

    Buddhist teacher and author Sylvia Boorstein finds herself asking a prominent teacher, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, for advice she hoped would open the way to profound enlightenment. What she discovered instead was one of the simplest and most understated practices in Buddhism, yet one of the most difficult disciplines to master. In this talk and practice Boorstein guides us in the discipline of goodwill. 

    • 13 min
    Cultivating a Mind Like Mr. Rogers with Sylvia Boorstein

    Cultivating a Mind Like Mr. Rogers with Sylvia Boorstein

    Mister Rogers' Neighborhood deeply affected children growing up from 1968 to 2001 and long after. He stood up for public television that helped kids deal with real life emotions, every day sending a message that they were loved, and today the feature film about Fred Rogers reminds us how relevant his message continues to be. The kids are all grown up now but author, psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein talks about how we can all practice more compassion and equanimity to cultivate a mind like Mr. Rogers. 

    • 32 min
    Why Loving-Kindness Matters and How to Practice It with JoAnna Hardy

    Why Loving-Kindness Matters and How to Practice It with JoAnna Hardy

    Compassionate action goes hand-in-hand with social and racial justice, but it also has a lot to do with how we show up in the world as neighbours, loved ones, or even as fellow strangers. JoAnna Hardy talks about how metta helps us know ourselves, what holds us back, and how loving-kindness can manifest itself in us. Then, a meditation for your practice.

    • 17 min

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