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In this episode of A Christian Podcast, I meet a woman at Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC. She talks about her faith and how her belief has changed over time. The question that a lot of people ask is why do we need Jesus to get to God? Why can't we just speak directly with God. We talk about this in this episode and I will talk about it even more in the future.
Dhamma Talk ‘What Makes Buddhism Unique' and Questions and Answers by Ajahn Brahmali given on the 24th September 2023 via video conference for Anukampa. Anukampa is a UK Charity and pioneering project that is raising funds to develop the first Theravada Bhikkhuni Monastery in the UK, where women can train towards full ordination. Donations of any amount are very gratefully received to help us achieve this noble aim, welcome you as guests and continue to spread the priceless Dhamma teachings. Please visit www.anukampaproject.org/donate for more information. Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwkXh2KWUXs (YouTube Channel: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project) To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Having grown up in the Buddhist religion, Jonnathan Truong understands firsthand the dangers of yoga and yes, why he believes Christians should avoid it. This seems to be a pretty difficult topic for yoga-loving Christians, some of whom are quite unwilling to even consider giving it up. Jonnathan's story of faith is encouraging. I urge you to listen in today! Show Notes: http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/jonnathan-truong | Send a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heidistjohn/message --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heidistjohn/message
This week, the guys welcome chiropractor and registered yoga teacher Dr. Marina Mangano, RYT to the show to discuss the spiritual benefits of yoga and ways to release trauma through the mind and body through healing arts.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5589952/advertisement
In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers the closing talk of WHMC's Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat held in Bay St. Louis, MS on July 6th-9th, 2023 with Flowering Lotus Meditation.
Talking about Samadhi. Samādhi (Pali and Sanskrit: समाधि), in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and yogic schools, is a state of meditative consciousness. In Buddhism, it is the last of the eight elements of the Noble Eightfold Path.[web 1] In the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, it is the eighth and final limb identified in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.In the oldest Buddhist sutras, on which several contemporary western Theravada teachers rely, it refers to the development of an investigative and luminous mind which is equanimous and mindful. In the yogic traditions, and the Buddhist commentarial tradition on which the Burmese Vipassana movement and the Thai Forest tradition rely, it is interpreted as a meditative absorption or trance, attained by the practice of dhyāna- wikipediaIf you want to connect and know more about me and my podcast: Leap of Healthyou can find me at :www.alexbalgood.comFacebook @AlxBalgood and @leapofhealthwithalexbalgoodInstagram @AlexbalgoodYoutube @AlexBalgoodBuy on Amazon Book: Parents, Our Greatest Teachers by Alex Balgood available on paper bag & kindle version and Barnes and Noble Books#alexbalgood, #alwaysmoving, #author, #creatingwealth, #gutbrain, #healer, #healeverything, #healing, #intuition, #intuitivehealing, #leapofhealthpodcast #healthyli, #livingmybestlife #quantumhealing ,#loveart, #artiseverything, #artheals #nutrition, #nutritioncoach #massagetherapy, #artheals, #airquality, #soundhealing, #healingslowly, #functionalmedicine, #fertility, #sunlighttherapy, #Circadianrhythm, #samadhi
Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Venerable Sunyo on 24 July 2023. These weekly teachings give an introduction into Meditation and some guidance and basics into the practice of the Buddhist Path. They usually consist of a short talk, thirty minute meditation and then questions & answers. Venerable Sunyo was born in the Netherlands and became interested in Buddhism and meditation near the end of high school. In 2013, after finishing University, he moved to Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia to become a monk. Please support BSWA in making these teachings available by donating via Patreon or our General Expenses Fund. To download the audio, click on the audio track's title to open it up in Podbean. More dhamma teachings are available from: BSWA Podcast Channel (Dharma talks and guided meditations) BSWA DeeperDhamma Podbean Channel (retreats and suttas) BSWA YouTube Playlists Books and articles are available on our website. Teaching retrieved from https://thecbswa.org to find out how to attend the monastery in person.
Every few episodes, Thomas likes to take a break from the content and storytelling and get right into practice. Here he explores the way we can access a fundamental sense of freedom and joy by shifting attention in a slightly new direction. It's so easy to do you almost won't believe it. If you feel fed by the show, please support Mindfulness+ by sharing with a friend, leaving a review or making a tax-deductible donation to Lower Lights School of Wisdom. We're grateful for your support! Want more guidance from Thomas? Come to our monthly online practitioners retreat. Have a practice question for Thomas? Leave a voicemail Voicemail. We would love to hear from you.
A brief reflection on the way the practice informs how we move through the world. Even during times when we can formally sit, awareness allows to be fully present for the moments we experience. Let it all in.Recorded Sept. 25, 2023 in the virtual worldVisit Mary's website for more info on classes and teachings.
Minister Faust (@MinisterFaust.com) is a teacher and author and he loves Anime. That I've heard of and tried to watch some of… but the parts of Studio Ghibli I haven't delved into: essentially National treasure… Isao Takahata. Know also we are fully aware that Buddhists can and do love people. We claim no great knowledge about Buddhism. We talked about a film. I know you all get that. And this ep is great. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. The paypal is my email firstname.lastname@example.org and venmo is jackiekashian. Links to everything is at www.dorkforest.com or www.jackiekashian.com. Merch: New MERCH – beanie!! Union Made USA. And… All the things. www.jackiekashian.com. Premium eps of TDF are taped live and available here: https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ Youtube has everything too. It's @jackiekashian on all the social mediaz. Audio and Video by Patrick Brady Music is by Mike Ruekberg Website design by Vilmos #applepodcasts #spotify #amazon #youtube #tiktok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amy Pattee Colvin first discovered compassion meditation and qigong in the early-1990s. Within this meditation style, which blends Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, she learned how to integrate stillness with the natural movement of internal energy (qi) as an effective method for transforming physical, mental, and emotional challenges. These tools and techniques helped her move through various life challenges, including navigating difficult relationships, finding peace amid the pressure of starting a home-based business, and overcoming health challenges. Looking for ways to share this type of meditation in a format that harmonized with her facilitation style, Amy became a certified teacher of Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). By combining her years of personal practice with the CCT program elements, she shares her knowledge in a variety of ways. She leads international spiritual tours, which provide opportunities to explore fascinating parts of the world. On these tours, you'll connect with the wisdom and energy of ancient sacred sites and raw landscapes. You'll also deepen your own connection with your spiritual self. Her approach to spirituality is non-denominational and universal rather than religious. No matter the destination, each journey illuminates the idea that although every human is unique, we are all united by a desire to live a peaceful and joy-filled life. Amy is also developing a new program called BodyMind Intellisense. This program, a combination of self-study and group coaching, teaches both qigong and compassion meditation with an emphasis on offering interactive techniques and tools to help you cultivate acceptance and compassion for yourself and others. Amy is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller, "Cultivating Compassion: Simple Everyday Practices for Discovering Peace of Mind and Resilience," and is a popular teacher on the meditation app Insight Timer. To explore more about integrating self-compassion and qigong into your life, developing resilience, befriending your inner critic, cultivating peace of mind, and sustaining better health, visit www.amypatteecolvin.com. Amy works, plays, and meditates on Samish Island, WA, with her husband, Scott, and labrador, Lily. Link to my website & social--use what you wish: www.amypatteecolvin.com https://www.facebook.com/amypatteecolvin/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypatteecolvin/ https://www.youtube.com/amypatteecolvin
We will learn: How to shift your focus from external events to your personal growth. How to align your dreams and goals to higher guidance. Buddhism's path to overcoming isolation and finding connection Have you ever felt like you're the only person in a crowded room? Like you're surrounded by people, but still feel a sense of isolation? Buddhism says that thinking we're all separate is just us being delusional. This delusion is one of the "Three Poisons" that keep us stuck in a cycle of suffering, or Samsara. So, the way out is to break down that illusion and see that we're all interconnected. So, what if that lonely feeling is actually a sign? A nudge to look deeper and see how we're all connected? That's what we're diving into today: Loneliness, Love, and Human Connection, all from a Buddhist perspective. Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, is a renowned thought leader, author, Zen teacher, and Jungian psychotherapist. Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He's also the author of, “Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion.” Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/315 Become a Mind Love Member for high-value Masterclasses, Growth Workbooks, Monthly Meditations, and Uninterrupted Listening FREE 5-Days to Purpose Email Course Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes to wake up inspired Support Mind Love Sponsors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What's it like to put out books with Jack Kirby and the Dalai Lama in the same year? Legendary cartoonist & artist Patrick McDonnell rejoins the show to talk about his amazing new books THE SUPER HERO'S JOURNEY (Abrams ComicArts), his collaboration with the Dalai Lama, HEART TO HEART (Harper One), and more! We get into the secret origin of The Super Hero's Journey, the joy of getting to play with the comic-book characters of his youth and remix 1960s panels & pages with his own art & story, how he made a spiritual book disguised as a Marvel comic, and why the best art is when your mind is not involved. We also talk about the making of Heart To Heart, Patrick's combination of minimal (but gorgeous) art with the Dalai Lama's words to tell a story of ecological survival, getting to meet the Dalai Lama in Dharmshala (& finding some bliss), and the struggle of drawing a cartoon version of His Holiness and his small nose. Plus we discuss the approaching 30th anniversary of his MUTTS comic-strip and how Patrick keeps finding inspiration & fun in making it, how making books and paintings allows him to flex and play with his art, the ways making a comic strip parallels making haiku, the experience of showing his paintings at a big exhibition at OSU in 2021, and how purposefulness suffuses Patrick's art & life. Follow Patrick & Mutts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (here's Patrick's Instagram) • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal and via our Substack
The Unschool FREE How to Launch Masterclass is available here. Learn more about starting your next 6-figure business, plus get AI pitch prompts, swipe copy, brand decks, social templates, and more inside the Unschool: Intuitive Biz Academy. Today's guest: Liz Tran is the creator of Reset, an executive coaching company. Liz coaches the CEOs and founders of the fastest-growing companies in the world, and altogether they have raised more than $500 million in funding and created over $4 billion in enterprise value. In addition to her fifteen years of tech and VC experience, Liz leads from her spiritual practice. She is a Buddhist, trained meditation teacher, and studied at the Samyak Ashram in Dharamshala, India. She is the creator of the podcast, Reset with Liz Tran, and her new book, THE KARMA OF SUCCESS - is available now. In this episode we discuss: Inner Genius, what it is and how to cultivate it Embracing the Intuitive Work Process Chasing achievements versus considering our inner world Why Liz said “goodbye” to her book and started over Her middle of the night revelation that led her to that decision The Four Expansions, as presented in Liz's book A reminder that “you don't get what you don't ask for” Find our voice to get what we want The Four Spiritual Strategies and essentials for a grounded life The time when Liz was $2 coffee rich Leaving her high paying VC job to start Reset Being $140K in debt and what came next Learning to Manifest mindfully Liz's recommended journaling process (that I'm loving!) How we become brilliant and trust ourselves Follow Liz at @resetnyc _______________________________________________________ RESOURCES: Join The Unschool: Intuitive Biz Academy Want to chat about this episode? Text
What does it mean to experience a sacred text? How did Buddhism make its way from south Asia to the Japanese archipelago? How did the adoption of Buddhism impact the Japanese Middle Ages? Join Jon Correa Reyes and Reed O'Mara for a conversation with Charlotte Eubanks, where they discuss some of the many ways in which Buddhist beliefs and practices shaped medieval Japanese history, individuals, and landscapes. Additionally, they shed light on how engagement with Buddhist sacred texts was a deeply embodied experience for Buddhist monks and devotees.For more about Charlotte, Jon, Reed, and their conversation, visit our Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/mmapodcast.
This week, the kids discuss the Czech new wave film The Cremator from 1969. From wiki: “The Cremator (Czech: Spalovač mrtvol) is a 1969 Czechoslovak dark comedy horror film directed by Juraj Herz, based on a novel by Ladislav Fuks. The screenplay was written by Herz and Fuks. The film was selected as the Czechoslovakian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. In 1972, it won the Festival de Cine de Sitges Best Film award, where it also received awards for its star Rudolf Hrušínský and cinematographer Stanislav Milota.” Plus, some tv talk: USA Networks, Ellery Queen, Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Six Feet Under, etc. Drusilla watched the obscure Barbara Hershey/Jill Clayburgh film, Shy People (1987). Also mentioned: Eve's Bayou, Tangerine Dream, Josh is thinking about death a lot and he re-watched Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning. He goes on a rant and the two discuss franchises: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw, Scream, etc. They discuss the Czech new wave: Valerie and her Week of Wonders and Daisies, the Polish film Ashes and Diamonds, Cat People, Buddhism, Milos Forman, Rob Zombie, Rachel Sennott, and more! NEXT WEEK: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Website: http://www.bloodhauspod.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/BloodhausPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodhauspod/Email: email@example.comDrusilla's art: https://www.sisterhydedesign.com/Drusilla's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hydesister/ Drusilla's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/drew_phillips/Joshua's website: https://www.joshuaconkel.com/Joshua's Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/joshuaconkel.bsky.socialInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_conkel/Joshua's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/joshuaconkel
In this talk Michael presents his approach to spiritual practice with grounded psychological insight into key practices of both the yogic and Buddhist traditions. These talks are part of a series on the psychology of yoga and Buddhism and were recorded in front of a small group in Toronto in 2015. Michael used a large whiteboard to draw diagrams and define terms. The lectures are based on Chapters 8, 9, and 19 in his book The Inner Tradition of Yoga.
In this episode of the Secular Buddhism Podcast, Noah delves into the concept of emotional equanimity, likening it to the tale of monk Sona who learned to maintain a balanced approach to life's challenges, akin to finely tuning a musical instrument. Drawing from the Mangala Sutta and Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Anti-Fragile," the episode emphasizes the value of antifragility, where challenges can enhance our emotional resilience, much like an astronaut needing physical stress to prevent muscle atrophy in space. Noah offers five tips for practicing emotional equanimity and underscores that true growth arises from facing, not avoiding, life's storms. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We're often told to “be true to ourselves:” to line-up the person we are on the outside with the person we are on the inside. In a word, to be authentic. But what does it really mean to “be who we are,” “get in touch with ourselves,” or to go full new-age “live in alignment with our higher purpose?”In this episode Dr. Rick and Forrest explore what authenticity is, where it comes from, and whether it's actually a good thing to be more authentic. They talk about what we really mean when we use the word “authenticity,” the fragmented nature of the self, and problems with unregulated self expression. They then turn towards how we can include all of ourselves, act from our values, and become at peace with who we are. You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics:0:00: Introduction2:35: How Rick thinks about authenticity6:10: Congruence, presentation, and the difference between honest and good13:45: A personal example of authenticity from Rick and Forrest17:00: Self-disclosure as a factor of intimacy19:45: What parts of ourselves are we being authentic to?23:15: Vulnerability and aspiration28:10: Carl Rogers' idea of the perceived self and the ideal self33:20: Is self-improvement authentic?36:30: Unconditional positive regard, and embodiment40:10: Naming what you're feeling, the vastness of the psyche, and self-honesty46:25: Having a secure environment for aspirational change48:45: Individualism, social roles, and intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation53:05: Archetypes, the shadow, and integration59:20: RecapSupport the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.SponsorsFactor delivers fresh, never-frozen, fully prepared meals right to your door. Head to factormeals.com/beingwell50 and use code beingwell50 to get 50% off. The Turning Points podcast is BACK with a new season. Check out season 3 of Turning Points: Navigating Mental Health wherever you get your podcasts.Zocdoc helps you find expert doctors and medical professionals that specialize in the care you need, and deliver the type of experience you want. Head to zocdoc.com/being and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month!Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Finally get that project off the ground with Squarespace! Head to squarespace.com/beingwell for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch use coupon code BEINGWELL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
The only thing that is stays the same in life is change. In this short episode, we talk about how we can learn to embrace change and create the life we want by riding the wave of the universe. If you enjoyed the episode, leave a like, subscribe, and review! DM me on Instagram at victor.zenstoic to get the Sovereign Dream Meditation.Connect with me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/victor.zenstoic
Episode 0798 - Cosmology & Earth History (RA), XIII (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Continuing discussion of solar system history from Maldek to the present: cosmogenesis, solar system cycles & Earth history from the RA Material (Law of One). Timeline focus (PDF p.38-41):46,000 BP – Maldek souls arrive as BigfootApparently Maldek Bigfoot called for help returning to 3DOrion was
Are you ready to amplify your energy and channel your desires through the power of altars? Step into our spiritual journey as we explore the fascinating world of altars, their historical significance, and how they can be a bridge between the physical and spiritual realms. We navigate through the rich history of altars in different cultures including Egypt, Greece, Rome, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism. More importantly, we share valuable advice on how to craft and maintain an altar that resonates with your personal beliefs and aids your spiritual evolution.Delving into the practicalities, we delve into the symbology and meaning behind different statues, deities, and offerings. Learn the significance of the four elements on your altar and ways to set it with intention. Beyond just creation, we discuss the importance of regular maintenance, cleansing, and refreshing your sacred space. Whether you aim to manifest your desires with an altar or simply wish to shift stagnant energy in your home, this enlightening discussion promises to inspire and guide you on your path. Tune in and kindle your spiritual curiosity with us!Support the showCheck out my blog: ManifestYourCareer.blog
Episode 0797 - On the Eyes, Ears & Mind in Action (Click on the above link, or here, for audio.) Comments on living by the riverside, and Heraclitus on knowing (Fragment XIII, Brooks Haxton translation). The importance of eyes & ears' receptivity as basis for mind-action learning, deeper knowing, and resolution of confusion. Identity with perception & polarity, non-duality & freedom
In this episode, discover the extraordinary tale of Emilio, Eleusinia's mindfulness and breathwork coach, as he melds his background as a Physicist with his spirituality into a transformative journey. From exploring the synergy of yoga and physics to mastering emotional intelligence through Buddhism, Emilio embodies the power of blending disparate disciplines. Learn how psychedelics became a transformative force in his life, making him a cornerstone of our team. Don't miss this captivating episode where science, spirituality, and personal growth converge
A reading of selected excerpts from the Record of Linji. The Linji lu (Record of Linji) has been an essential text of Chinese and Japanese Zen Buddhism for nearly a thousand years. A compilation of sermons, statements, and acts attributed to the great Chinese Zen master Linji Yixuan (d. 866), it serves as both an authoritative statement of Zen's basic standpoint and a central source of material for Zen koan practice. Zen practitioners cherish it for its unusual simplicity, directness, and ability to inspire. Linji Yixuan ( died 866 CE) was the founder of the Linji school of Chán Buddhism during Tang dynasty China.
Part 6 - Expanding Into New Frontiers from 'What Does Mindfulness Really Mean' by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Mindfulness has traveled a long way from its homeland in northeast India. It has journeyed to the island of Sri Lanka, the river basins of southeast Asia, the mountain monasteries of China, Korea, and Japan, and the hermitages of the Himalayan kingdoms. But the last lap of its journey is without parallel. Today Buddhist meditation has been lifted from its traditional setting in Buddhist doctrine and faith and transplanted in a secularized culture bent on pragmatic results. Here it is finding new accommodations in urban meditation centers and even in busy hospitals, pain clinics, and treatment centers. Its teachers and practitioners are more likely to wear street clothing or white coats than ochre robes; they are more likely to hold degrees in medicine and psychology than in Buddhist philosophy and scripture. Meditation is being taught to help people obtain release, not from the cycle of birth and death, but from the strains of financial pressures, psychological disorders, and stressful relationships. narrated by Jonathan Nelson 2023 6 minutes 58 seconds Listen to Streaming Audio Your browser does not support the audio element. Download Audio (3.5MB) Audio copyright, 2023 Pariyatti 'Investigating the Dhamma' as a book and eBook can be found at https://store.pariyatti.org/investigating-the-dhamma. More by Bhikkhu Bodhi. View more books and audio resources available in the Pariyatti bookstore.
Here's today's question: How can Buddhism help me with this stress caused by chronic physical pain? How can I be happy living with chronic illness? Buddhism teaches that falling to illness is not a form of failure or defeat. In fact illness can be an inspiration to bring out our best, most resilient selves.References: https://www.worldtribune.org/2021/key-ways-to-view-and-overcome-the-suffering-of-illness/ https://www.worldtribune.org/2022/my-chronic-illness-sometimes-makes-me-feel-hopeless-can-my-buddhist-practice-help/
Metta meditation, also known as loving-kindness meditation, is a fundamental practice in Buddhism that cultivates feelings of love, compassion, and goodwill towards oneself and others. The word "Metta" is a Pali term that translates to "loving-kindness" or "benevolence." In this meditation, practitioners typically sit in a comfortable position and focus on generating feelings of love and kindness. The practice involves silently repeating phrases or affirmations that express well-wishes, such as "May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be safe, may you live with ease." The meditation progresses through stages, starting with sending loving-kindness to oneself, then extending it to loved ones, people we're neutral toward, and then to those we feel aversion or anger toward. The ultimate aim is to cultivate a boundless, unconditional love for all sentient beings. It also fosters a sense of interconnectedness and reduces emotions like anger and indifference. Metta meditation is considered a powerful tool for developing compassion, empathy, and universal love and compassion. It is practiced in various forms across different Buddhist traditions. People from diverse backgrounds also use Metta meditation for its universal message of love and goodwill. In this episode, we practice only the first round of the metta mediation, practicing loving-kindness toward ourselves: May I be well May I be happy May I be peaceful Whoever is Seated, absorbed in meditation, Done what had to be done, Free of contaminants, Who has reached the highest goal, I call a brahmin. (386) —Buddha, The Dhammapada —Buddha, The Dhammapada. References and Links Buddha.The Dhammapada. Translated by Gil Fronsdale. (Kindle). Shambala, Boston and London, 2011, pp. 78 (Link) Find us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Buddhismforeveryone Facebook Group:Join our private group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sanghatalk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buddhism.with.joann.fox Website: Buddhismforeveryone.com
While early Buddhists hailed their religion's founder for opening a path to enlightenment, they also exalted him as the paragon of masculinity. According to Buddhist scriptures, the Buddha's body boasts thirty-two physical features, including lionlike jaws, thighs like a royal stag, broad shoulders, and a deep, resonant voice, that distinguish him from ordinary men. As Buddhism spread throughout Asia and around the world, the Buddha remained an exemplary man, but Buddhists in other times and places developed their own understandings of what it meant to be masculine. This transdisciplinary book brings together essays that explore the variety and diversity of Buddhist masculinities, from early India to the contemporary United States, and from bodhisattva-kings to martial monks. Buddhist Masculinities (Columbia UP, 2023) adopts the methods of religious studies, anthropology, art history, textual-historical studies, and cultural studies to explore texts, images, films, media, and embodiments of masculinity across the Buddhist world, past and present. It turns scholarly attention to normative forms of masculinity that usually go unmarked and unstudied precisely because they are "normal," illuminating the religious and cultural processes that construct Buddhist masculinities. Engaging with contemporary issues of gender identity, intersectionality, and sexual ethics, Buddhist Masculinities ushers in a new era for the study of Buddhism and gender. MEGAN BRYSON is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and chair of the Asian Studies program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her B.A. in Religious Studies and Chinese from University of Oregon, and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University. Her research focuses primarily on themes of gender and ethnicity in Chinese religions, especially in the Dali region of Yunnan Province. The geographical specificity of her work is balanced by its temporal breadth, which ranges from the Nanzhao (649-903) and Dali (937-1253) kingdoms to the present, as reflected in her monograph, Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China (Stanford University Press, 2016, an interview with her about this book is also on the New Books Network), which traces the worship of a local deity in Dali from the 12th to 21st centuries. KEVIN BUCKELEW is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. He received his B.A. in the liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research focuses on Buddhism in premodern China, with special attention to the rise of the Chan (Zen) Buddhist tradition and to interactions between Chinese Buddhists and Daoists. Thematically, his work explores how religious identities take shape and assume social authority; how materiality, embodiment, and gender figure into Buddhist soteriology; and how Buddhists have grappled with the problem of human agency. Jue Liang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University. She is currently completing her first book, entitled Conceiving the Mother of Tibet: The Early Literary Lives of the Buddhist Saint Yeshé Tsogyel. She is also working on a second project, tentatively titled i. As a scholar of Buddhist literature, history, and culture in South and East Asia, she reflects in her research and teaching continuities as well as innovations in the gender discourses of Buddhist communities. She is also interested in the theory and practice of translation in general, and translating Tibetan literature in particular. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
While early Buddhists hailed their religion's founder for opening a path to enlightenment, they also exalted him as the paragon of masculinity. According to Buddhist scriptures, the Buddha's body boasts thirty-two physical features, including lionlike jaws, thighs like a royal stag, broad shoulders, and a deep, resonant voice, that distinguish him from ordinary men. As Buddhism spread throughout Asia and around the world, the Buddha remained an exemplary man, but Buddhists in other times and places developed their own understandings of what it meant to be masculine. This transdisciplinary book brings together essays that explore the variety and diversity of Buddhist masculinities, from early India to the contemporary United States, and from bodhisattva-kings to martial monks. Buddhist Masculinities (Columbia UP, 2023) adopts the methods of religious studies, anthropology, art history, textual-historical studies, and cultural studies to explore texts, images, films, media, and embodiments of masculinity across the Buddhist world, past and present. It turns scholarly attention to normative forms of masculinity that usually go unmarked and unstudied precisely because they are "normal," illuminating the religious and cultural processes that construct Buddhist masculinities. Engaging with contemporary issues of gender identity, intersectionality, and sexual ethics, Buddhist Masculinities ushers in a new era for the study of Buddhism and gender. MEGAN BRYSON is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and chair of the Asian Studies program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her B.A. in Religious Studies and Chinese from University of Oregon, and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University. Her research focuses primarily on themes of gender and ethnicity in Chinese religions, especially in the Dali region of Yunnan Province. The geographical specificity of her work is balanced by its temporal breadth, which ranges from the Nanzhao (649-903) and Dali (937-1253) kingdoms to the present, as reflected in her monograph, Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China (Stanford University Press, 2016, an interview with her about this book is also on the New Books Network), which traces the worship of a local deity in Dali from the 12th to 21st centuries. KEVIN BUCKELEW is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. He received his B.A. in the liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research focuses on Buddhism in premodern China, with special attention to the rise of the Chan (Zen) Buddhist tradition and to interactions between Chinese Buddhists and Daoists. Thematically, his work explores how religious identities take shape and assume social authority; how materiality, embodiment, and gender figure into Buddhist soteriology; and how Buddhists have grappled with the problem of human agency. Jue Liang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University. She is currently completing her first book, entitled Conceiving the Mother of Tibet: The Early Literary Lives of the Buddhist Saint Yeshé Tsogyel. She is also working on a second project, tentatively titled i. As a scholar of Buddhist literature, history, and culture in South and East Asia, she reflects in her research and teaching continuities as well as innovations in the gender discourses of Buddhist communities. She is also interested in the theory and practice of translation in general, and translating Tibetan literature in particular. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies
In this episode we will be talking about:Kirk Franklin's documentary... Father's Day-possible trigger warning!Topics will include: faith, fatherhood, abandonment, healing, and redemptionOur guest today is Athena Monet. Athena Monet is an author, gifted intuitive healer, and spiritual guide. Born into a lineage of remarkable women, Athena inherited the extraordinary gifts of clairvoyance and clairsentience from her family. Fueled by a deep curiosity and thirst for knowledge, Athena immersed herself in the realms of art, interior architecture, and diverse spiritual disciplines during her studies at the Ohio State University. She explored the realms of yoga, astrology, philosophy, Buddhism, and anthropology, almost completing a minor in Anthropology—a path that would shape her understanding of human experiences and cultures.After spending a decade working at prominent commercial architecture firms in Washington, D.C., Athena felt a calling to break free from the corporate world. Following her heart's desire, she ventured to a tranquil coastal town, seeking solace and a new beginning. It was in this unfamiliar place, surrounded by strangers, that tragedy struck on Christmas Day—she experienced the devastating loss of her beloved mother. Overwhelmed by grief and loneliness, Athena's pain manifested into mysterious illnesses and chronic gastrointestinal distress, leaving her searching for answers and relief when conventional Western medicine failed her. In a fateful turn of events, a friend recommended that Athena seek the guidance of the local Medicine Woman. Little did she know that this encounter would bring about miraculous healing and transform her life forever. The profound experience with her shaman marked a turning point, granting Athena permission to embrace her true self fully and to courageously share the ancestral gifts that had coursed through her bloodline for generations. Athena continues to walk her sacred path, guided by the ancestral wisdom that flows through her being.Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube and her website:Seaside Shaman
Today I want to jam on a concept central to Buddhism, which is the two wings of the bird of awakening: wisdom and compassion. One of my teachers, Kamala Masters, said the suttas describes compassion without wisdom as a “likeable fool.” And they describe wisdom without compassion as “ a lonely hermit in an ivory tower.” Right - so neither scenario is ideal. Compassion without wisdom leads to suffering because we have to know how to help others without harming ourselves - or others - in the process. We need discernment to be able to understand boundaries and how we can best be of benefit to others. Wisdom without compassion leads to suffering because we are all interconnected, and without taking the suffering and wellbeing of others into account, we haven't truly grasped the depth of the wisdom teachings. Together, they do more than just balance each other out - they're essential to the path of freedom and awakening. Without this balance, we can actually do more harm than good. Another way to think of this would be to say that wisdom can be seen as internal work (the work we do within ourselves) and compassion is the work being externalized and applied to helping others. Let's take a second to remind ourselves what we mean by wisdom, because it's not just intellectual understanding of deep concepts like emptiness or suffering. It's also insight into our own minds and cultivating wisdom so we understand how our mind works: what triggers us, how we react, how we can skillfully lengthen the pause between perception and reaction. The more we do this, the more we will naturally decrease incorrect perceptions and be able to see things as they actually are - reality as it IS, without delusions or stories, which helps to decrease suffering. Through understanding these wisdom teachings, we also increase our understanding of interconnectedness and interdependence, and inevitably, we have no choice but to put ourselves out there to benefit others (cultivating compassion). Compassion acts on interdependence - our deep connection to everyone and everything, cultivating an open heart to the suffering of all sentient beings - and the desire to alleviate it. Together, they create a balance between two forces, like yin and yang; emptiness and fullness; stillness and movement. Inward seeking and outward giving. Through our continued practice of meditation and mindfulness in daily life, we also see the ways we get hooked on a regular basis - by our emotions, old storires and traumas. We realize how personally we take the daily challenges of being human; how we resist change and wish things would just go the way we want. And awareness precedes change. So let's take a moment to reflect on our own practice: Do we have a balance between both wisdom and compassion? Do we actively try to cultivate them both? I remember going up to one of my teachers and asking him some complex question about how one school of Buddhism described this nuanced aspect of emptiness vs another, and he paused after my long-winded questions and said, “You know, these questions are not so important. It's important to check you mind: Did I help someone today? How did I treat people? Was I kind? It's important to reflect on compassion.” We need to be honest with ourselves and make the necessary changes if we find we're focusing too much on one or the other. Let's end with a quote from HH the Dalai Lama: “When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.” You will learn:// The importance of having both wisdom AND compassion in our lives// What happens when we lack deep wisdom or cultivated compassion// How we can cause more harm than good when these qualities are out of balance// How wisdom helps us see the true reality of things// The 3 characteristics of all phenomena// Ways we can work to cultivate a balance of both wisdom and compassionResources://To cultivate compassion, try this guided Tonglen Meditation audio (30min)// Episode 28: Practical Emptiness// Episode 51: Self-compassion// Episode 106: Empathy vs Compassion// If you want to dive into this level of healing with a small group of self-identified womyn, having plant medicine retreats in Alaska and Hawaii, adventures in nature and learning more about your mind and your deeper Soul Purpose, visit AdventureMastermind.com to get on the waitlist to be the first to hear about the next dates and locations. (P.S. If you've already done the mastermind, stay tuned for a special alumni retreat. We'll pick up right where we left off and dive even deeper!) // If you're new to the squad, grab the Rebel Buddhist Toolkit I created at RebelBuddhist.com. It has all you need to start creating a life of more freedom, adventure, and purpose. You'll also get access to the Rebel Buddhist private group, and tune in every Wednesday as I go live with new inspiration and topics. // Want something more self-paced with access to weekly group support and getting coached by yours truly? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out. Plus, we have entire months devoted to wisdom and compassion. Learn more at JoinFreedomSchool.com. I can't wait to see you there!
I am delighted to share this conversation with Roshi Eve Myonen Marko about The Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments, which she co-wrote with Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao. It was released in 2020 but I'm sure glad I finally found it! It's become one of my new favorite books and a real treasure as a practice tool. Roshi Eve Marko is a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order, with her late husband, the renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman. She is also the resident teacher at the Green River Zen Center in Massachusetts. Roshi has trained spiritually-based social activists and peacemakers in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been a Spiritholder at retreats bearing witness to genocide at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Rwanda, and the Black Hills in South Dakota. Before that she worked at the Greyston Mandala, which provides housing, child care, jobs, and AIDS-related medical services in Yonkers, New York. Koans have always been a favorite practice of mine but I had drifted away from them off and on … and off for the last few years until this book. If you've listened to earlier episodes of this podcast, then you may have heard my back-to-back episodes about Zen Koans. This is unlike any book about koans I've ever read. It drills deep into your "hiding places" … doing what koans do perfectly: They stop you in your tracks, as they mess with your conceptual thinking, and shake your false trust in the stability of what we think we know. Being drawn into questions, without the comfortable ground of "knowing" offers a practice that can help us pause in our everyday rush to stress and anxiousness caused by trying to be somewhere other than where we are at this moment. I just loved this conversation with Roshi Eve! Among many other things, we talked about…The importance of "not knowing" … About the surprise factor in the situations we find ourselves in life and how they help the mind "make leaps" … And about how we should try to enter life with out whole selves—our bodies, not just our minds. So, don't miss this one! One of my favorite Buddhist subjects and one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Buy the book, read the reviews, and learn more about Roshi Eve: https://www.monkfishpublishing.com/products-page-2/buddhism/book-householder-koans/ Website and Blog: https://www.evemarko.com/ Zen Peacemakers: https://zenpeacemakers.org/ Green River Zen Center: http://www.greenriverzen.org/ Interview with Roshi Eve Myonen Marko: https://www.zlmc.org/blog/interview-with-roshi-eve-myonen-marko Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits, including a membership community and virtual sangha:https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here: https://donorbox.org/podcast-donations Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, Everyday Buddhism
Published with permission of Treasure Mountain Podcast. Please visit Treasure Mountain Podcast, Everyday Dhamma Network and Treasure Mountain Facebook page. On this episode of Spirit Stories we have as our guest, Piotr Jagodziński from the Poland who has led the establishment and growth of the Sasana.pl website and youtube channel that has been translating the teachers of the forest tradition into Polish and getting an astonishing amount of traffic! Recently Piotr is leading efforts to establish a monastery in the Theravada tradition. Piotr is a true pioneer of the Buddhist Sasana in Poland and has supported thousands of people to connect with this authentic spiritual tradition and develop their own practice. Links referred to in this episode: Sasana.pl website – http://sasana.pl Sasana.pl youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/sasanaPL Theravada.pl website – http://theravada.pl Dhamma.pl free books in Polish – https://dhamma.pl Treasure Mountain links: Treasure Mountain Podcast – https://www.treasuremountain.stream/ Treasure Mountain website – https://www.treasuremountain.info/ Treasure Mountain facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TreasureMountainPodcast To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg spoke to a reporter about the Jewish views on redemption and forgiveness in 2018. When she shared her teachings in a Twitter thread, the reaction surprised her.
Evolutionary psychologist, Doug Lisle, PhD and social scientist, Jen Howk, PhD discuss the following listener questions: Do the realizations of Buddhism hold any credibility through an evolutionary psychological lens? Does suffering really come from unfulfilled desires? Why would we evolve to have an unsatiable drive of desires which leaves us suffering? Why is psychology the only field in which evolutionary psychology is controversial? Biologists, computer engineers studying AI and neurologists will all happily discuss evo psych. The most fierce reactions come from other psychologists. Why was hitting kids as discipline so normal throughout history and many cultures today. We now know it has many detrimental effects, so why does it come so naturally or intuitively to humans? Copyright Beat Your Genes Podcast Host: Nathan Gershfeld Interviewee: Doug Lisle, Ph.D. and Jen Howk, Ph.D. Podcast website: www.BeatYourGenes.org True to Life seminars with Dr. Lisle and Dr. Howk : www.TrueToLife.us Intro & outro song: City of Happy Ones · Ferenc Hegedus