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Traditional Buddhist teachings that are practical and relevant for everyday life in the modern world.

Way of Compassion Dharma Center John Bruna

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Traditional Buddhist teachings that are practical and relevant for everyday life in the modern world.

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 01 - The Four Seals

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 01 - The Four Seals

    In this episode, spiritual director John Bruna begins commentary on a new text. This text is "Foundation of Buddhist Practice" and is composed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. In this first section, John unpacks the portion of the text that is focused on the Four Seals which are a framework for determining if a teaching is an authentic Buddhist teaching. This episode was recorded on October 4th, 2023.

    Welcome to the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, the Way of Compassion Dharma center's primary objective is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  As a traditional Buddhist center, all of our teachings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation to support the center, please visit www.wocdc.org.  

    May you flourish in your practice and may all beings swiftly be free of suffering.

    • 45 min
    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 02 - The Second of the Four Seals

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 02 - The Second of the Four Seals

    In this session, spiritual director John Bruna gives commentary on the second seal of Buddhism. He describes how we experience unsatisfactoriness in life due to karma and mental afflictions. John also discusses how misperception leads to attachment and aversion which turns the wheel of suffering. This episode was recorded on October 11th, 2023.

    Welcome to the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, the Way of Compassion Dharma center's primary objective is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  As a traditional Buddhist center, all of our teachings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation to support the center, please visit www.wocdc.org.  

    May you flourish in your practice and may all beings swiftly be free of suffering.

    • 49 min
    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 03 - The Third and Fourth Seals

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 03 - The Third and Fourth Seals

    In this session, spiritual director John Bruna gives a teaching on the third and fourth seals of Buddhism. He gives clarity on the wisdom that realizes all phenomena as "selfless" and lacking inherent identity. John discusses how our misperception of our self as being inherently existent leads to anger and attachment. These three together are the three poisons that turn the wheel of samsara. This episode was recorded on October 18th, 2023.

    Welcome to the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, the Way of Compassion Dharma center's primary objective is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  As a traditional Buddhist center, all of our teachings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation to support the center, please visit www.wocdc.org.  

    May you flourish in your practice and may all beings swiftly be free of suffering.

    • 51 min
    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 04 - The Two Truths

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 04 - The Two Truths

    In this episode, spiritual director John Bruna illuminates important distinctions between conventional reality and ultimate reality known as the "Two Truths". He describes these two truths in detail and shows how they are not separate, thus steering us away from a nihilistic view and towards the middle way view of dependent origination. This episode was recorded on October 25th, 2023.

    Welcome to the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, the Way of Compassion Dharma center's primary objective is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  As a traditional Buddhist center, all of our teachings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation to support the center, please visit www.wocdc.org.  

    May you flourish in your practice and may all beings swiftly be free of suffering.

    • 49 min
    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 05 - Gaining Nondeceptive Knowledge

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 05 - Gaining Nondeceptive Knowledge

    John Bruna, the spiritual director of the Way of Compassion Dharma Center, unpacks the buddhist wisdom of evident objects, obscured objects, and very obscured objects. He gives practical guidance on how we can relate to these philosophical teachings wherever we might be on the path to awakening. This episode was recorded on November 8th, 2023.

    Welcome to the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, the Way of Compassion Dharma center's primary objective is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  As a traditional Buddhist center, all of our teachings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation to support the center, please visit www.wocdc.org.  

    May you flourish in your practice and may all beings swiftly be free of suffering.

    • 51 min
    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 06 - Choosing Our Spiritual Mentors

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 06 - Choosing Our Spiritual Mentors

    John Bruna, the spiritual director of the Way of Compassion Dharma Center, centers a discussion around how important it is for us to choose our spiritual mentors wisely. He gives clarity on what qualities we need to look for when choosing to follow a spiritual mentor and what a healthy Guru/Disciple relationship looks like. This episode was recorded on November 15th, 2023.

    Welcome to the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast. Located in Carbondale, Colorado, the Way of Compassion Dharma center's primary objective is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  As a traditional Buddhist center, all of our teachings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation to support the center, please visit www.wocdc.org.  

    May you flourish in your practice and may all beings swiftly be free of suffering.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Gunnijess ,

Practical wisdom from a great interpreter!

I’m so glad that the spiritual director at Way of Compassion Dharma Center has started this podcast! John Bruna is a great interpreter of Buddhist wisdom and teachings as he has lived as a Buddhist monk in India, been a school teacher in the US, and worked in many areas of life in between. He has a way of making teachings practical, understandable, and open to all. The Dharma Center he helped create has become a great and supportive community where questions and discussion are always welcome. I hope many find this podcast and it improves their lives and the lives of those around them!

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