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Various Buddhist traditions of Tantra and "Secret Mantra", which developed in medieval India and spread to Tibet, Bhutan, and East Asia

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Disciplinas Alternativas
DIS-010-I-09-Regresiones en el Siglo 19 Segunda parte

Disciplinas Alternativas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 6:03


Cuando un practicante del Yoga Tantra Superior se eleva de la meditación de la mente aislada del ejemplo supremo de luz clara. Logra un cuerpo que no es el mismo que su cuerpo físico ordinario. Este nuevo cuerpo es el cuerpo ilusorio. Tiene la misma apariencia que el cuerpo de la Deidad personal de la etapa de generación, excepto que es de color blanco. Solo puede ser percibido por aquellos que ya han alcanzado un cuerpo ilusorio. Para el logro de la trascendencia suprema, el Vajrayana postula la unidad de la apariencia del mundo fenoménico y la vacuidad. En relación a esto, concibe el universo como una mera alusión mental, generada por la conceptualización en dualidad. De esta forma, asemejándose a lo que ocurre en el estado de sueño, los diversos contenidos del curso de la vigilia se consideran como un mero reflejo de los pensamientos en el espacio de la conciencia, sin consistencia real por sí mismos. Cuando esto es comprendido y realizado mediante la propia experiencia interna, uno logra la erradicación del sentimiento de ego o individualidad. Eliminando con ello los apegos mundanos que conducen al Sufrimiento del Samsara. Que es el ciclo de nacimiento, vida, muerte y encarnación en las tradiciones filosóficas como el budismo. Enterémonos de la historia …

Open Question
OQ 304 - Sacred World: Where is "THE" World?

Open Question

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 20:10 Very Popular


What do you see when you think about the world? You might picture a rainforest or desert. You might envision a crowded subway terminal. You might imagine a household or a war zone. You might think: “the world is a mess,” or feel touched by the beauty and the beings that inhabit it. Where exactly is “the” world? Is it conscious or material? Does it exist within our individual mind streams or outside of us? Is it cruel, mundane or sacred? Is it one or many? Is “the” world even findable?

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 57: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XXXIII & XXXIV

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 37:34


This is Part 57 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 56: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XXX, XXXI & XXXII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 39:56


This is Part 56 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 55: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XXVII, XXVIII & XXIX

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 45:56


This is Part 55 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 54: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XXIII, XXIV, XXV & XXVI

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 43:54


This is Part 54 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 53: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XXI & XXII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 49:21


This is Part 53 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 52: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XIX & XX

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 26:25


This is Part 52 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 51: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XVI, XVII & XVIII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 33:54


This is Part 51 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Buddha-Blog - Le bouddhisme au quotidien - Le podcast bouddhiste - des bouddhistes Chan (Zen)

La renaissance La réincarnation est un thème qui fascine les personnes extérieures et les bouddhistes dans le bouddhisme. La réincarnation était également une constante dans le christianisme, jusqu'à ce que cette doctrine soit bannie comme "inacceptable" lors du concile de Constantinople en 553. Toutefois, la doctrine chrétienne affirme que Jésus-Christ est ressuscité d'entre les morts. Tout d'abord, une chose très importante : tous les bouddhistes ne croient pas à la réincarnation ! Dans l'enseignement du prince indien, il existe également différentes écoles (comme dans le christianisme) qui suivent d'autres points de vue. Ainsi, le courant "Mahayana" (japonais : Zen ou chinois : Chan) n'exige pas de croire en la réincarnation, tandis que l'école "Theravada" (et ici en particulier la philosophie "Vajrayana") défend des points de vue en partie opposés. De nombreuses voies spirituelles se sont développées dans le bouddhisme au cours des siècles, mais la réincarnation n'est pas un contenu obligatoire de l'enseignement Chan (zen). Dans la "voie de la réalité", il ne s'agit pas de la voie en soi, mais de ce à quoi la voie mène, à savoir le nirvana. L'enseignement de la réincarnation montre que ceux qui n'ont pas pu atteindre le nirvana dans cette vie ont alors une autre possibilité dans la prochaine incarnation. Personnellement, je ne crois pas seulement à la réincarnation, j'en suis convaincu, car je peux me souvenir (en partie) de mes vies antérieures. Je crois que la réincarnation est la transcendance de l'identité de l'ego vers la connaissance, qui se déroule sur de nombreuses vies, car la nature de bouddha est très difficile à trouver, recouverte par les débris des événements. Nous devons comprendre qu'il n'y a pas d'endroit où nous cacher, pas d'endroit qui puisse surmonter l'éphémère. C'est seulement en nous que nous trouvons le vide qui correspond à une incroyable plénitude. Notre palais de la pensée vit dans des modèles, "bon" ou "mauvais", "juste" ou "faux", "en bas" ou "en haut", "noir" ou "blanc", chaque pensée contient son contraire dès sa naissance, sinon elle ne pourrait même pas naître. Il en va de même pour la naissance et la mort, qui trouvent ensuite leur cycle dans la renaissance, mais au nirvana, tout est effacé, car le nirvana n'est qu'un état d'esprit. Ainsi, même l'éveillé entré au nirvana peut renaître s'il n'a pas encore accompli toutes ses tâches. Au nirvana, tout est équilibré, rien n'est important, ni la naissance ni la mort, de sorte que la nouvelle incarnation n'a pas non plus d'importance, tout perd sa valeur lorsque le temps et l'espace se fondent en une grande cohérence. Toutes les personnes qui ont déjà vécu et toutes celles qui vivront sont liées entre elles, dans le présent et ici. Pouvez-vous vous souvenir de vos vies ? Le chemin est le but ! La purification passe par le cycle des renaissances - Bouddha - nom d'honneur de Siddharta Gautama - 560 à 480 avant l'an zéro L'entraînement fait partie des habitudes saines auxquelles on pardonne une certaine obstination Copyright : https://shaolin-rainer.de (Veuillez également télécharger mon application „Shaolin-Rainer" depuis les magasins Apple et Android) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buddha-blog-francais/message

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: "Xuan Zang" Reaction & Review

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 77:01


In this Special Episode of Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast, we'll be joining 7th-century CE Buddhist scholar-monk Xuan Zang on his epic journey from China to India where he studies at Nalanda University in Rajgir, collects over 657 Indian texts, and brings them back with him to China to translate.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 50: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XIV & XV

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 46:07


This is Part 50 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Down with the Dharma
ABCC 2022 Buddhist Counseling Panel

Down with the Dharma

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 94:56


Rev Dhammabodhi presents his prototype model of Buddhist spiritual care and counseling that combines early Buddhist yogic and later Yogacara teachings correlated with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Panelists include Order of Interbeing member Renee Burgard, Vajrayana practitioner Richard Owings, Vajrayana practitioner Elaine Dove, and Vajrayana practitioner David Lewis. Lecture Slides --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/downwiththedharma/message

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 49: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XII & XIII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 38:55


This is Part 49 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 48: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya IX, X & XI

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 33:35


This is Part 48 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

EveryBodhi Podcast
eB 121 - Fueled By Merit

EveryBodhi Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 24:52 Very Popular


Jampal Norbu explores the practice of applying Tonglen in everyday life by utilizing specific skillful means. The fifteenth verse of Lojong, “The Four Practices are the Best of Means,” outline specific methods of practice which enhance Lojong practice in general. Theme music by Matt Quentin

Buddhist Geeks
This Great Network of Interbeing, with Vince F Horn

Buddhist Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 41:48 Very Popular


“‘To be' is to inter-be.” – Thích Nhất HạnhIn this episode–taken from a Dharma Talk at the Garrison Institute in 2022–Vince Fakhoury Horn teaches on the complexity of Interbeing, looking at "it" from 3 distinct perspectives:Interbeing within OurselvesInterbeing with OthersInterbeing inside NatureTaken together, these three form a great network of Interbeing, one which opens us to the self-similar & fractal nature of interdependence. At every scale, we inter-are.Episode Links:Thích Nhất HạnhWhat is Social Meditation?The Roots of 'Radical'Networkologies: A Philosophy of Networks for a Hyperconnected AgeHolon (philosophy)Overview effectSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 47: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya VI, VII & VIII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 73:12


This is Part 47 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 46: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya IV & V

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 25:29


This is Part 46 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Buddhism in daily life - Mindfulness in every day tasks
134-Rebirth - Buddhism in daily life

Buddhism in daily life - Mindfulness in every day tasks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 5:49


Rebirth Rebirth is a subject that fascinates outsiders and Buddhists about Buddhism. Reincarnation was also a fixture in Christianity until this doctrine was banned as "unacceptable" in the Council of Constantinople in 553. However, Christian doctrine says that Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead. First of all something very important at the beginning: Not all Buddhists believe in rebirth! Also in the teaching of the Indian prince there are different schools (similar to Christianity), which follow other views. For example, the "Mahayana" school (Japanese:Zen or Chinese: Chan) does not require a belief in reincarnation, while the "Theravada" school (and here especially the "Vajrayana" philosophy) holds partly opposite views. Many spiritual paths have developed in Buddhism over the centuries, but rebirth is not a mandatory content of the Chan (Zen) teachings. The "path of reality" is not about the path itself, but about where the path leads, namely to nirvana. The doctrine of rebirth indicates that those who could not reach nirvana in this life then have another opportunity in the next incarnation. Personally, I not only believe in rebirth, I am convinced of it because I can remember my past lives (to some extent). I believe that reincarnation is the transcendence of ego-identity towards realization, which proceeds over many lifetimes, as Buddha-nature is very difficult to find, overlaid by the debris of events. We must understand that there is no place to hide, no place that can overcome impermanence. Only in us can we find the emptiness that corresponds to an incredible fullness. Our thought palace lives in patterns, "good" or "bad", "right" or "wrong", "below" or "above", "black" or "white", every thought contains the opposite already at its origin, otherwise it could not arise at all. So also birth and death, which then finds its cycle in the rebirth, but in the Nirvana everything is extinguished, because the Nirvana is only a state of mind. Thus, even the awakened one who has entered nirvana can be reborn if he has not yet been granted the completion of all tasks. In Nirvana everything is balanced, nothing is important, neither the birth nor the death, so that the new incarnation does not matter either, everything loses its value when time and space merge into one big context. All people who have already lived and all those who will live, they are connected, in the now and in the here. Can you remember your lives? The path is the goal! Purification comes through the cycle of rebirth - Buddha - honorary name of Siddharta Gautama - 560 to 480 before the year zero Exercise is one of the healthy habits that you forgive a certain stubbornness Copyright: https://shaolin-rainer.de (Please also download my app "Buddha-Blog English" from the Apple and Android stores)

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 45: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya II & III

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 58:30


This is Part 45 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 44: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya I

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 30:45


This is Part 44 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll begin reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Rebel Buddhist
Greatest Hits Vol. 7 - Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice

Rebel Buddhist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 39:45


Hey hey, wild and whacky humans! It's my birthday week, and I'm up at the yurt relaxing and celebrating with my family and dear friends. This means I've got something else for you - and it's juicy. If you haven't seen it yet, Netflix just released a new series “How to Change Your Mind,” exploring psychedelics and their effects on the mind. For those of you who have been around for a bit (or who follow me on social), you know this subject is very important to me and my specialty. I've been talking about it for year, but especially with the release of Michael Pollan's series. So, I had to revisit this topic on the podcast with one of my greatest hits: “Psychedelics & Spiritual Practice.” To a lot of people, the words psychedelic and spiritual are paradoxical. But the use of psychoactive substances in shamanic, religious, and spiritual practices is found throughout history, with evidence from thousands of years ago. In this episode, we will be talking about psychedelics and spiritual practice and if there is a helpful role for them…and the potential harm.  Let's start with some definitions:  Psychedelics are a class of psychoactive substances that produce changes in perception, mood and cognitive processes. They affect all the senses, altering a person's thinking, sense of time and emotions.   There are also entheogens, which are typically of plant origin, that are ingested to produce a non-ordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes. Some examples of both are psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, ketamine, 5-MeO-DMT, cannabis,, LSD, MDMA… and many more.   I've used psychedelics in clinical settings and have found them to have a unique place in the treatment of mental health disorders. But I'm personally very interested in their use for spiritual purposes. Especially because, in my own clinical experience, many mental health issues have a strong root in spiritual and existential challenges.  So when we really look at the intention for spiritual practice or use of psychedelics, Buddhism and psychedelics share something in common: finding that which frees the mind. There are probably a good amount of Buddhists who would say it's a gateway to a spiritual path, which I certainly agree with (and there's also many who would disagree).  At my alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, there has been decades of research in the use of psychedelics for a variety of purposes, showing promising results in many areas. They've done studies with long-time meditators as well as those who didn't have a previous spiritual practice.   One study by Rolland Griffit's et al. in 2018 wanted to see if the changes noted after receiving psilocybin in personality and other traits were enduring for people without a previous spiritual practice…and not just the short-term result of a great trip.  The results were impressive. I got into more details about the study in the pod, but after 6 months, the groups who received high-dose psilocybin and support for spiritual practice showed large significant positive changes long–term when compared to a placebo group (low dose psilocybin) that also received spiritual practice support. The areas of improvement include interpersonal closeness, life meaning/purpose, forgiveness, daily spiritual experiences, and community observer ratings (how others rated them, not just how they saw themselves…to make sure the changes weren't just perceived by the participant but that others could tell there was a shift as well).  So this – and other studies – show that psilocybin can influence long-lasting /enduring increases in positive social attitudes/behaviors and in healthy psychological functioning.  Isn't that so fascinating?  I want to mention here that there's a big difference between recreational use of psychedelics and intentional use of psychedelics.  I had my own first experience with LSD when I was 15 years old and experimented with it a lot over the course of a few years. That first experience forever changed the way I saw the world – it helped me see that my beliefs and the way I perceived the world was through many filters and that the ideas I had about separation of myself and others were false, and there was a mystical unity to our existence.  I also had – at a later experience – a mystical near-death experience that changed the way I perceived death (and was a lot less fearful of it).   And my difficult experiences (aka “bad trips”) gave me insight into the way my brain could loop and perseverate on things…and how important my mindset was in how I experienced the world.  I had done so many psychedelics by my late teens that I went another 20 years before using them again (I spent that time integrating my insights with many life-changing experiences). When I decided to bring them back into my life again, it was with much more intention, and for entheogenic purposes.  So, while there were some enduring effects for me with recreational use, in my own experience and in my subsequent guiding of altered states experiences, intentional use is a very different experience.  There are several factors we take into account and implement when we intentionally use psychedelics. The mindset of the participant and the guide, the setting, which substance to use and the dosing, the skillset of the guide itself.. and post-experience situation/support as well.  When we skillfully put these things together, I do believe there can be a great benefit.  It's not just about having a great experience, but also support in integrating what arose during the experience and integrating that into our day-to-day lives.  There's a high risk of using psychedelics as a way to escape the challenges of life. We can see this with almost anything that helps us feel better than sitting with a difficult emotion or experience – it happens with meditation, too. I like to remind myself and others to not chase after that meditative bliss experience, because it will be elusive, and that it's a good practice to let go of the attachment and craving.  So…what are psychedelics and spiritual practice (particularly Buddhist practices) contradictory? What often comes up in this discussion are the Buddhist precepts.  These precepts are 5 ethical guidelines are considered the foundation for successful practice because they help to calm the mind and have it be in the est state for meditation and spiritual practice (not lying, not stealing, not killing, no harm from sexual misconduct). The fifth precept is often discussed here: I undertake the precept to abstain from liquor that causes intoxication and indolence.  So here it specifically says alcohol and not other substances. And some people take it literally and others say well, it's more complicated in modern times and it probably was meant to include all mind-altering substances.  Is this…wise? Compassionate?   Some people take precepts very literally, especially in early Buddhism and in many Theravedan schools. Like literally not lying under any circumstance. But other traditions – like Mahayana or Vajrayana – look at it slightly differently, with prioritizing the concept of skillful means and compassion for others as the primary intention. A common example is not lying. If you're hiding an innocent person in your house, and someone comes to kill them and asks if they're in there, is it OK to lie? The Bodhisattva vow would say you break the precept to help the person.   Thinking this way, when we are asking this question about psychedelics and spiritual practice, we can consider is it beneficial – ultimately – to our compassion and ability to help others? At this point, do we have the wisdom to inform this? How does a perspective impact our ability to show up in the world and make it a better place as we walk in it?  What is our intention?  This is why I feel strongly about the intention of spiritual growth.  And of course, we have to have wisdom along with the compassionate intention, because us silly humans can fool ourselves. We can convince ourselves something is beneficial when we don't have the wisdom to make that call yet…but we really want it to be beneficial;) So we have to tread with integrity over these waters.  You know, I used to wonder if after a psychedelic experience, people would later feel, “Oh it was just the medicine, the drug”… but what I've found – at least with guided journeys – is that it's more an affirmation of truth, and experience of truth. The veil has been lifted.  And my hope is that it does encourage more spiritual practice and more dedication to the practice. The science is supporting this.  It's like taking a helicopter ride up to summit instead of a slow climb –  to see the view to see if it's worth it, what's possible. To help one commit to the slow climb that is to come.  After the glimpse or the affirmation, we then continue with the traditional practices instead of trying to grasp at that initial insight again – striving for the meditative bliss experience or having another psychedelic journey.  So do I think there's a role for psychedelics in spiritual practice? Absolutely. AND psychedelics are not for everyone.   I believe in appropriate screening and assessment because there are medical and psychiatric contraindications and situations where they just won't be as beneficial.  AND I strongly believe in the importance of integration – with a coach or therapist who is trained specifically in psychedelic integration (there are also communities that have this support built in, like the Burner community or the Santo Daime church.  It's not just about the journey if you want a higher chance of success at enduring benefit for you and those you come into contact with.  Lastly – and this is important – you don't “need” psychedelics for spiritual growth. What you need is 100% within you. Right now. But they can be a safe, helpful tool along the way in the right context.  Until next week, rebels… Free your mind! In this episode you'll learn:// Are psychedelics and entheogens the same thing?   // The difference between recreational and intentional use  // How science support that intentional use of psychedelics can create long-term positive changes in mindset, personality, social behavior, and spiritual practice  // How psychedelics can be used to benefit spiritual practice  // How to avoid using psychedelics as an escape or a temporary high  // Whether Buddhism and psychedelics are actually contradictory in nature  // Why integration is key in seeing positive long-term effects of psychedelic use Resources:// Buddhism and Psychedelics 3-part YouTube Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 // Zig, Zag, Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics edited by Alex Grey & Allan Badiner  // The Secret Drugs of Buddhism by Michael Crowley  // If you want to finally get clear about your unique Soul purpose and how to create a life that supports it during this one precious life we have, apply for the Adventure Mastermind. It's deep work. Important, necessary, and essential to what the world needs right now. Be a part of it.  Head over to AdventureMastermind.com and apply for the next cohort. We have 2 altered states retreats, weekly coaching, virtual retreats, and more. I've got you! // 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 FB group, and tune in weekly when I go live on new topics. // Want to dive into this work on a deeper level on your own time? To study it and practice it together with a group of people with the same goals of freedom, adventure and purpose? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out. 

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 43: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX & XXX

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 61:28


This is Part 43 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll finish reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Mark Groves Podcast
A New Definition of Masculinity with John Wineland

Mark Groves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 50:52 Very Popular


Themes: Liberation, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Karma, Relationships, Self-Awareness Summary: John Wineland is a renowned author, teacher and speaker who guides both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment. I've admired John's work for years, incorporating many of his teachings into my own journey. Join us for this episode where we explore a new vision of awakened masculinity — one rooted in conscious awareness, unflinching responsibility and true leadership. One that invites men to feel deeply, disavow numbness and turn away from ego-driven dogma that has harmed women, the planet, and men themselves. John's embodiment-driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years of experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice but from 13 years of intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida. Drawing from Deida's revolutionary framework, as well as the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, Kundalini yoga, Taoist and Iron Shirt Qigong traditions, John seeks to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts. His new book, From The Core, shares a practical guide to redefine, heal and re-embrace masculinity in our world. Discover: How masculinity and what it means to be a valuable male within a relationship, community and society — is being redefined The value of integrating the masculine and the feminine within Simple practices to invite more presence, awareness and depth to your relationships 00:00 Intro 00:38 A new paradigm of masculinity 04:44 What is a liberated man? 08:36 Integrating the masculine and feminine within 10:35 Liberate yourself from patterns 13:58 The myth of the good husband 17:31 Why we resist liberation 19:42 Changing your karma  24:40 Make space for your inner self 26:57 Men want depth 30:28 Grief and anger 32:00 Beauty and awe 34:09 Love is not transactional 39:27 Killing the teacher 41:35 Internal patriarchy 43:24 Having a partner who challenges you 46:19 How to relate to the feminine 47:11 Toxic masculinity Links: Instagram | @john_wineland Workshop | The Virtual Workshop Series by John Wineland  Book | From the Core: A New Masculine Paradigm for Leading with Love, Living Your Truth & Healing the World by John Wineland  What Femininity Wants with John Wineland | The Mark Groves Podcast Sponsors: Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove Organifi | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at organifi.com/createthelove Create the Love Cards | Use code CTLCARDS15 for 15% off at createthelove.com/cards  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 21: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XXIV, XXV & XXVI

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 37:15


This is Part 42 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 41: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XXII & XXIII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 56:13


This is Part 41 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 40: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XIX, XX & XXI

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 40:05


This is Part 40 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 39: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XVIII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 52:38


This is Part 39 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 38: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XVI & XVII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 29:26


This is Part 38 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 37: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya XII, XIII, XIV & XV

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 41:47


This is Part 37 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 36: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya X & XI

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 33:08


This is Part 36 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 35: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya VIII & IX

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 45:25


This is Part 35 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 34: Suttavibhaṅga, Nissaggiya VI & VII

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 41:50


This is Part 34 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Nissaggiya," the fourth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Contain Podcast
Ep. 119: Nadaa w/ Hunter Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix (PART 1)

Contain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 29:00


Guest Hunter Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix of Liturgy: a conversation on religion's role in art today: a trend, or beyond? The Overton window shift, being 'polarizing' outside of exterior cultural situations, on asceticism vs. pleasure-seeking, fabulism, accelerationism, trad, animism, Friedrich Schiller, automation, chaos magic, finding your own morality/(agency), Vajrayana, & more. Very nice to talk with someone who has a very different outlook than my own. Hunter's first solo show can be viewed at Gern NYC. For 2 hour plus episode consider supporting here

ManTalks Podcast
John Wineland - Integration, Your Masculine Core, And How To Embody It All

ManTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 58:00


Is there anything better than having an old friend on your podcast? John is a brilliant and passionate mind in the realm of masculine wellness, and we cover a ton of ground here. What "integration" actually means, John's new book, why disconnect and fear can be so damaging, the temptation to just layer new knowledge on top of old patterns. This is a big one, so listen in. Known for his groundbreaking work with men, John travels world-wide teaching his vision of embodied men's work and deep relational practice.  In 2014, he founded The New Men's Work Project, which has attracted men from around the world looking to develop as leaders in their relationships and communities. The Project is committed to the staggering goal of creating 1000 men's groups worldwide in the next ten years and has already supported trainings and groups throughout Europe and the U.S.  John's clients include entrepreneurs, leading thinkers in the world of personal development and entertainment, Ted speakers and creative leaders in Hollywood. John brings a multi-faceted approach, which is both energetic and highly practical, to his workshops and experiential coaching sessions. John's embodiment-driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice, but from 13 years intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida.  Drawing from Deida's revolutionary framework, as well as the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, Kundalini yoga, Taoist and Iron Shirt Qigong traditions, John seeks to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts.  John's work has been featured on multiple podcast and publications; including Zen Habits, The Elephant Journal, Sex with Emily, Man Talks, The Good Men Project and Love TV.  John's first book, The Art of Masculine Leadership, will be available June 2022.  He will also be traveling throughout Europe and the U.S. leading workshops on embodied men's work, spiritual intimacy and sexual practice. Connect with John -Website: https://www.johnwineland.com/ -The Virtual Workshop: https://www.johnwineland.com/streaming -NEW book; From The Core: https://www.johnwineland.com/book-from-the-core -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_wineland/ -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTif0aTpBjQ27lRC5q6vJLw -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnWineland1/ Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they're looking for. Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today.  Check out our Facebook Page or the Men's community. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify For more episodes visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Edge of Mind Podcast
Delson Armstrong - The Marvels of the Mind and “High Altitude” States of Meditative Absorption (Jhana) - Part I

Edge of Mind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 136:20 Very Popular


Join author and meditation adept Delson Armstrong in an extra-ordinary tour of the marvels of the mind, and “high altitude” states of meditative absorption (jhana). The conversation begins with Delson's background in Hindu based practices, his journeys into the Himalayas, and his candid experiences with the jhanas, especially the summit of nirodhasamapatti, or “equipoise of cessation,” a form of suspended animation that can last for seven days. Delson then offers stories of his unusual memory, and his ability to recall past lives, before sharing his experience of tacit awareness throughout the night, or a form of constant consciousness that results in lucidity 24/7. One consequence of this attainment is the cessation (nirodha) of all dreams, and the actualization of luminosity, or sleep yoga. What is the role of “determination” in these attainments, or the internal alarm clock that dictates duration of absorption? Are these qualities attained or dis-covered? Do they inspire or intimidate? Or are they, as Delson asserts, “No big deal.” How can this meditative proficiency prepare one for death? And what is the difference between voluntary and involuntary rebirth? The conversation turns to the role of science, and Delson's participation in eye-popping studies that could shift paradigms about the nature and capacity of the mind. The explanatory power of “dependent origination,” or the causal nexus that generates samsara, is explored, and how a refined mind can detect all twelve links in this chain, and break it by replacing reactivity with response-ability. Is there any risk involved in sharing so much of one's experience, and why do so? Andrew invites Delson to point out any blind spots that tantrikas (those who practice Vajrayana Buddhism) may fall into, and to share why he practices Theravada instead of Tantra. See why this gentle scholar-practitioner is causing a stir, and bringing real benefit to the world. 

Buddhist Geeks
Relax And You Will Know, with Emily W Horn

Buddhist Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 49:52 Very Popular


Emily West Horn teaches that we can learn to apply both mindfulness & heartfulness toward liberating ourselves from the "trance of unworthiness." What do you most want to realize? Relax, and you will know.Episode Links:

Buddhist Geeks
Magic and the Four Immeasurables, with Vince F Horn

Buddhist Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 47:46 Very Popular


In most modern contexts the topic of magic is taboo, because it isn't Rational. Here, Vince Fakhoury Horn makes the claim that magic can also be understood and practiced in a Transrational way. He does this by unpacking several perspectives on magic, and then links those with the Buddhist teachings on the open heart: The Four Immeasurables.This episode was recorded during a recent Buddhist Geeks Retreat on Heart Magic. Join us from August 3–10, 2022 at the Garrison Institute in NY for a week-long retreat on the same topic!Episode Links:

Love & Liberation
Lama Justin von Bujdoss: Resting into the Mind Beyond Time & Being Consumed by Dharma

Love & Liberation

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 69:40


Some of what Justin shares includes: Transference of Buddhism from Indian to Tibetan and Nepali culture  Maitripa as muse Practitioners needing to go deeper  Shamatha, vipassana, ati yoga and dzogchen, comparisons Impact of pedagogic systems on meditation styles Realistic notion of what is needed for realization Potential problem caused by lamrim literature One of the first things his teacher told him to do Relaxing around relationship to time Becoming useless Yidam practice Working with afflictive emotions Vajrayana, intimacy and our culture Narcissist crazy wisdom America's lack of faith. Tantra and the capitalist market place Tantric alchemy and practice being personal Post-meditation guidance  Links: Lama Justin website Previous episode with Justin Olivia/Podcast

Way of Compassion Dharma Center
4 Noble Truths 13 - The Vajrayana Path

Way of Compassion Dharma Center

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 50:09


John Bruna, spiritual director of the Way of Compassion Foundation, offers commentary and guidance on the Vajrayana path as described in the final section of the text "The Four Noble Truths" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. John highlights differences between the Sutrayana and Vajrayana paths, while describing more fully the prerequisites and commitments one would engage in. This teaching took place on June 8th, 20222.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.

Uncoverage
E12 - The Last Note

Uncoverage

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 53:18 Very Popular


In this final episode of UNCOVERAGE, Una is high up in the Colorado Rockies with Trungpa Rinpoche at a military program called Encampment where anything can happen. 

Wisdom Keeper Podcast
Creativity, Karmic Merit, and Calligraphy in Bhutan with Lama Tashi Mannox | Wisdom Keeper Ep 6

Wisdom Keeper Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 107:49


TASHI MANNOX is one of the world's foremost contemporary Tibetan calligraphers and Dharma artists, regularly exhibiting his art in New York, London, Moscow and Bhutan. He was formerly a monk in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and completed the traditional four year closer retreat under the guidance of renown Tibetan masters. He is the author of Sacred Scripts: A Meditative Journey Through Tibetan Calligraphy (2016) and has recently released a new course on Tibetan Calligraphy host by the prestigious Wisdom Publications and the Wisdom Academy Online. https://wisdomexperience.org/courses/tibetan-calligraphy/ In this episode of the Wisdom Keeper podcast I'm delight to be joined by Lama Tashi Mannox, one of the world's foremost dharma artists and Tibetan Calligraphers. In this conversation we follow Tashi Mannox from his most magical and auspicious childhood, into his deep four year Vajrayana retreat where he offers us an intimate glimpse of his limitless imagination, and right on through to his karmic fortune to work directly with the King of Bhutan. Throughout we see just how essential it is to collect karmic merit in order to create a truly inspiring life for oneself and others. Lama Tashi Mannox is an embodiment of integrity and joy that few can resist. I know you'll enjoy this podcast. In this episode of the Wisdom Keeper podcast Lama Tashi and I discuss: ・The magic of his childhood immersed in the first wave of the transmission of Buddhism to the West. ・Tashi's early life and education as an artist, and how he happily never quite fit into the mainstream. ・His experience of being in a formal Tibetan four-year meditation retreat including day-in-the-life of his rigorous schedule. ・We get an intimate look at the mind of a visual artist as Tashi explains the construction of a mandala in his own visualization practice during retreat. ・How Tashi Mannox became a calligrapher, and what calligraphy means to the preservation and transmission of Dharma. ・Exciting experiences on his first pilgrimage to Tibet and the ethos of wonder in which Tibetan culture experiences the world. ・Finally Tashi discusses the role and honor he played in preserving the cultural legacy of calligraphy in Bhutan, and how we must go back in order to move forward. What an honor to bask in the glow of Tashi's humility and radiance. *** The Wisdom Keeper Podcast is available on: APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS SPOTIFY CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES PROGRAM Courses, Community and Buddhist Pilgrimage 25% off all courses with coupon code WISDOMKEEPER More about Dr. Miles Neale on his website https://www.milesneale.com/ Follow Miles Neale on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/milesneale/

Ungraduated Living & Learning
The 3 Basic Buddhist Teachings

Ungraduated Living & Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 9:09


In this short daily does of ungraduation episode we peel apart the 3 basic teachings of Buddhism: 1. The Theravada 2. The Mahayana 3. The Vajrayana  My Website: https://ungraduated.com More learnings from todays daily message: https://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Buddhism-Real-Life-Teachings-Practices/dp/1734163801/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1WZNCX00X9RNT&keywords=everyday+buddhism&qid=1648411962&s=books&sprefix=everyday+Budd%2Cstripbooks%2C115&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFIMkdDMFdFOExMSUImZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxNjUzMDdLOFpKUDFUSzlZSk8mZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDE3OTg3MzJVR1YzV1VIU01YSk4md2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Teaching Meditation
Lopon Chandra Easton: 10 years of Vajrayana Training, and Feeding Your Demons

Teaching Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 73:04


Lopön Chandra Easton is a Westerner who grew up in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition.  She did nine years of preparatory (ngondro) practices and spent 5 - 10 years training to be a teacher.  She is a lineage holder under Lama Tsultrim  Allione, author of the book Feeding Your Demons.  She is currently on the Tara Mandala Board of Directors and the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating committee, through which she teaches and organizes events in the Bay Area.  To learn about Chandra and connect with her, head to chandraeaston.com.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/teachingmeditation)

Buddhist Geeks
Buddhism & Aliens, with Stuart Davis

Buddhist Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 37:21 Very Popular


We're joined in this episode by Writer-Director-Actor-Comedian-Songwriter and run of the mill fucked up human, Stuart Davis, as he shares his deep experience of navigating what is generally referred to as "the phenomenon." Both in his work as the host of the Artists & Aliens Podcast and as the convener of The Experiencer Group–a virtual learning community for people who've had anomalous experiences–Stuart is helping people confront and confer with the high strangeness of our shared reality.Episode Links:

Rebel Buddhist
Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice

Rebel Buddhist

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 38:14


To a lot of people, the words psychedelic and spiritual are paradoxical. But the use of psychoactive substances in shamanic, religious, and spiritual practices is found throughout history, with evidence from thousands of years ago. In this episiode, we will be talking about psychedelics and spiritual practice and if there is a helpful role for them…or the potential harm. Let's start with some definitions: Psychedelics are a class of psychoactive substances that produce changes in perception, mood and cognitive processes. They affect all the senses, altering a person's thinking, sense of time and emotions. There are also entheogens, which are typically of plant origin, that are ingested to produce a non-ordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes. Some examples of both are psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, ketamine, 5-MeO-DMT, cannabis,, LSD, MDMA… and many more. I've used psychedelics in clinical settings and have found them to have a unique place in the treatment of mental health disorders. But I'm personally very interested in their use for spiritual purposes. Especially because, in my own clinical experience, many mental health issues have a strong root in spiritual and existential challenges. So when we really look at the intention for spiritual practice or use of psychedelics, Buddhism and psychedelics share something in common: finding that which frees the mind. There are probably a good amount of Buddhists who would say it's a gateway to a spiritual path, which I certainly agree with (and there's also many who would disagree). At my alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, there has been decades of research in the use of psychedelics for a variety of purposes, showing promising results in many areas. They've done studies with long-time meditators as well as those who didn't have a previous spiritual practice.  One study by Rolland Griffit's et al. in 2018 wanted to see if the changes noted after receiving psilocybin in personality and other traits were enduring for people without a previous spiritual practice…and not just the short-term result of a great trip. The results were impressive. I got into more details about the study in the pod, but after 6 months, the groups who received high-dose psilocybin and support for spiritual practice showed large significant positive changes long-term when compared to a placebo group (low dose psilocybin) that also received spiritual practice support. The areas of improvement include interpersonal closeness, life meaning/purpose, forgiveness, daily spiritual experiences, and community observer ratings (how others rated them, not just how they saw themselves…to make sure the changes weren't just perceived by the participant but that others could tell there was a shift as well). So this - and other studies - show that psilocybin can influence long-lasting /enduring increases in positive spcial attitudes/behaviors and in healthy psychological functioning. Isn't that so fascinating? I want to mention here that there's a big difference between recreational use of psychedelics and intentional use of psychedelics. I had my own first experience with LSD when I was 15 years old and experimented with it a lot over the course of a few years. That first experience forever changed the way I saw the world - it helped me see that my beliefs and the way I perceived the world was through many filters and that the ideas I had about separation of myself and others were false, and there was a mystical unity to our existence. I also had - at a later experience - a mystical near-death experience that changed the way I perceived death (and was a lot less fearful of it).  And my difficult experiences (aka “bad trips”) gave me insight into the way my brain could loop and perseverate on things…and how important my mindset was in how I experienced the world. I had done so many psychedelics by my late teens that I went another 20 years before using them again (I spent that time integrating my insights with many life-changing experiences). When I decided to bring them back into my life again, it was with much more intention, and for entheogenic purposes. So, while there were some enduring effects for me with recreational use, in my own experience and in my subsequent guiding of altered states experiences, intentional use is a very different experience. There are several factors we take into account and implement when we intentionally use psychedelics. The mindset of the participant and the guide, the setting, which substance to use and the dosing, the skillset of the guide itself.. and post-experience situation/support as well. When we skillfully put these things together, I do believe there can be a great benefit. It's not just about having a great experience, but also support in integrating what arose during the experience and integrating that into our day-to-day lives. There's a high risk of using psychedelics as a way to escape the challenges of life. We can see this with almost anything that helps us feel better than sitting with a difficult emotion or experience - it happens with meditation, too. I like to remind myself and others to not chase after that meditative bliss experience, because it will be elusive, and that it's a good practice to let go of the attachment and craving. So…what are psychedelics and spiritual practice (particularly Buddhist practices) contradictory? What often comes up in this discussion are the Buddhist precepts. These precepts are 5 ethical guidelines are considered the foundation for successful practice because they help to calm the mind and have it be in the est state for meditation and spiritual practice (not lying, not stealing, not killing, no harm from sexual misconduct). The fifth precept is often discussed here: I undertake the precept to abstain from liquor that causes intoxication and indolence. So here it specifically says alcohol and not other substances. And some people take it literally and others say well, it's more complicated in modern times and we probably was meant to include all miind-altering substances. Is this…wise? Compassionate? Some people take precepts very literally, especially in early Buddhism and in many Theravedan schools. Like literally not lying under any circumstance. But in other traditions - like Mahayana or Vajrayana - look at it slightly differently, with prioritizing  the concept of skillful means and compassion for others as the primary intention. A common example is with not lying. If you're hiding an innocent person in your house, and someone comes to kill them and asks if they're in there, is it OK to lie? The Bodhisattva vow would say you break the precept to help the person.  Thinking this way, when we are asking this question about psychedelics and spiritual practice, we can consider is it beneficial - ultimately - to our compassion and ability to help others? At this point, do we have the wisdom to inform this? How does a perspective impact our ability to show up in the world and make it a better place as we walk in it? What is our intention? This is why I feel strongly about the intention of spiritual growth. And of course, we have to have wisdom along with the compassionate intention, because us silly humans can fool ourselves. We can convince ourselves something is beneficial when we don't have the wisdom to make that call yet…but we really want it to be beneficial;) So we have to tread with integrity over these waters. You know, I used to wonder if after a psychedelic experience, people would later feel, “Oh it was just the medicine, the drug”... but what I've found - at least with guided journeys - is that it's more an affirmation of truth, and experience of truth. The veil has been lifted. And my hope is that it does encourage more spiritual practice and more dedication to the practice. The science is supporting this. It's like taking a helicopter ride up to summit instead of a slow climb -  to see the view to see if it's worth it, what's possible. To help one commit to the slow climb that is to come. After the glimpse or the affirmation, we then continue with the traditional practices instead of trying to grasp at that initial insight again - striving for the meditative bliss experience or having another psychedelic journey. So do I think there's a role for psychedelics in spiritual practice? Absolutely. AND psychedelics are not for everyone.  I believe in appropriate screening and assessment because there are medical and psychiatric contraindications and situations where they just won't be as beneficial. AND I strongly believe in the importance of integration - with a coach or therapist who is trained specifically in psychedelic integration (there are also communities that have this support built in, like the Burner community or the Santo Daime church. It's not just about the journey if you want a higher chance of success at enduring benefit for you and those you come into contact with. Lastly - and this is important - you don't “need” psychedelics for spiritual growth. What you need is 100% within you. Right now. But they can be a safe, helpful tool along the way in the right context. Until next week, rebels…Free your mind! In this episode you'll learn:// Are psychedelics and entheogens the same thing? // The difference between recreational and intentional use// How science support that intentional use of psychedelics can create long-term positive changes in mindset, personality, social behavior, and spiritual practice// How psychedelics can be used to benefit spiritual practice// How to avoid using psychedelics as an escape or a temporary high// Whether Buddhism and psychedelics are actually contradictory in nature// Why integration is key in seeing positive long-term effects of psychedelic use Resources:// Buddhism and Psychedelics 3-part YouTube Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 // Zig, Zag, Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics edited by Alex Grey & Allan Badiner // The Secret Drugs of Buddhism by Michael Crowley // 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 FB group, and tune in every Wednesday at 11:30am PST as I go live.  // If you're in need of a powerful pause and ready for some re-alignment, shake up your life with the upcoming Adventure Mastermind. It's a no-BS group of 6 womxn ready to slay the next year – YOUR way. Six months of transformation and adventures (inner and outer!) that will have you blowing your own mind, and you can learn more at www.AdventureMastermind.com. Check it out – application is open, with an amazing limited-time bonus of a plane ticket credit to one of the retreats! You won't want to miss the chance to hang out with me and a small group of rebel womxn in adventurous places to get unstuck and create the next chapter of your amazing life!   // Want to dive into this work on a deeper level? To study it and practice it together? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out.        It's also where you can get individual help applying the concepts to your own life. It's where you can learn new coaching tools not shared on the podcast that will blow your mind even more, and it's where you can connect over all things freedom with other freedom junkies just like you and me. It's my favorite place on earth and it will change your life, I guarantee it. Come join us at JoinFreedomSchool.com. I can't wait to see you there.

Buddhist Wisdom, Modern Life
Loppon Yudron Wangmo on the Dudjom Tersar and foundational (preliminary) practices

Buddhist Wisdom, Modern Life

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 12:14


In the second part of my conversation with my dharma friend Loppon Yudron Wangmo, she explains the lineage she teaches in, the Dudjom Tersar, and her approach to teaching at Mayum Mountain, her foundation. Plus she shares the benefits of ngondro or the foundational/preliminary practices students of Tibetan Buddhism do before engaging in Vajrayana practices, Dzogchen, or Mahamudra. I hope you'll join us for more of this conversation with a wonderful contemporary female Buddhist teacher. Part 1 (this is part 2): https://youtu.be/I38-aTSceiY Loppon-la is on YouTube! Find her here: https://www.youtube.com/c/YudronWangmo Learn more about Mayum Mountain and join their mailing list: https://www.mayummountain.net/ And get Loppon-la's wonderful novels (they're written for young adults, but I enjoyed them a lot!): https://amzn.to/3KNiFdb May you and all beings be well. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buddhist-wisdom/message

Dharma Talks at Columbus KTC
“Vajrayana Part 2: The Radiance of Mind”

Dharma Talks at Columbus KTC

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022


This week's Dharma Talk is entitled “Vajrayana Part 2: The Radiance of Mind” by Lama Kathy Wesley. In this second installment, Lama Kathy picks up from her “Vajrayana Part 1”...

Bob Thurman Podcast
Dzogchen: The Great Connection and The Five Aggregates – Ep. 284

Bob Thurman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 45:35


Opening with a question by Traditional Tibetan medicine pioneer, author and fellow popularizer of the Buddhist inner and outer sciences, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Professor Thurman explores the delicate translation of mind science terminology and details the Five Aggregates as taught by the historical Buddha. This podcast includes a recommendation of the work and teachings of Dr. Nida, personal reflections on translating and practicing Dzogchen and Vajrayana, and concludes with an in-depth explanation of the Five Aggregates. Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is a traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthog Nyingthig, the unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine. He has published several books and articles on Tibetan medicine, meditation, and yoga, and his extensive research and revival of ancient Tibetan healing methods has earned him great acclaim in both East and West. Founder and Medical Director of the Sowa Rigpa Institute: School of Traditional Tibetan Medicine; Co-Founder of the International Ngakmang Institute, established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong ngakpa non-monastic yogi/ini culture within modern Tibetan society; and Co-Founder of Pure Land Farms: Center for Tibetan Medicine, Meditation and Rejuvenation in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his work as a physician, he trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthog Nyingthig tradition in over forty countries around the world. Dzogchen's Great Perfection & The Five Aggregates - Episode 284 of the Bob Thurman Podcast was recorded during Tibet House US | Menla's "The Great Connection: The Mahāsandhi Supreme Yoga of Dzogchen's Great Perfection" online course with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Robert A.F. Thurman, available via www.thusmenla.org.