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In this episode I am once again joined by John Myrdhin Reynolds, also known as Lama Vajranatha: writer, teacher, translator, and scholar/practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. John begins with a discussion about the unique characteristics of Dzogchen, common misunderstandings that have arisen from its widespread popularity, and the differences between Dzogchen, Mahāmudrā, and the kenshō of Zen. John discusses his extensive field research into Himalayan shamanism, spirit possession and rituals of exorcism, shamanic diagnosis and healing, and what it takes to become a shaman. John also explores the various classes of spirit including gyalpo spirits who manifest as authoritarianism and sectarianism, recounts experiences of spirit attacks, and explains the differences between the shaman, lama, and magician. … Video version: https://www.guruviking.com/podcast/ep221-exorcism-himalayan-shamanism-john-myrdhin-reynolds-3 Also available on Youtube, iTunes, & Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast'. … Topics Include: 00:00 - Intro 01:02 - Lama Vajranatha's Dzogchen teaching 03:35 - Unique characteristics of Dzogchen 04:27 - Misunderstandings about Dzogchen 08:34 - The metaphor of the mirror 09:53 - The tantric context and the practices of deity yoga and tummo 12:12 - Entering Dzogchen through sadhana practice 13:52 - Mahāmudrā vs Dzogchen 16:26 - Sakya Pantida's criticisms of Gampopa's Mahāmudrā teachings 17:30 - Spontaneous Zen awakenings 19:51 - Dzogchen vs hypnotic trance induction 23:26 - Meeting Himalayan shamans 27:42 - Childhood visions of spirits 30:11 - Spirit possession and exorcism in Himalayan Buddhism 31:28 - Tribal shamans vs Tibetan Lamas 33:01 - Guardian pujas and the power of blood sacrifice 45:13- Buddhism vs shamanism 49:40 - Shamanic diagnosis, healing, and trance states 54:03 - Paying karmic debts to cure disease 57:00 - Banishing ghosts, poltergeists, and preta 01:00:02 - Exorcism rituals and la-hooking 01:05:07 - How to become a shaman 01:08:01 - Western shamans and Carlos Castaneda 01:09:47 - Magicians vs shamans 01:14:16 - Life balance and spirit encounters 01:16:58 - Personal communication with dakinis 01:17:49 - Gyalpo spirits of authoritarianism and sectarianism 01:18:56 - Dorje Shugden 01:23:17 - Dalai Lama's illness when practicing Dzogchen after Dorje Shugden empowerment 01:25:46 - Geshe Kelsang's Gyatso's Buddhist group 01:27:40 - Namkhai Norbu retreat attacked by a gyalpo spirit 01:29:49 - Dangers of receiving empowerments 01:31:56 - Leaving the USA under the direction of the dakinis 01:34:00 - Contacting Lama Vajranatha 01:36:27 - Importance of asking questions … Previous episodes with John Myrdhin Reynolds visit: - https://www.guruviking.com/podcast/ep200-lama-vajranatha-professor-john-myrdhin-reynolds - https://www.guruviking.com/podcast/ep211-magick-systems-of-the-west-east-john-myrdhin-reynolds-2 To find our more about John Myrdhin Reynolds visit: - https://vajranatha.com/ For more interviews, videos, and more visit: - https://www.guruviking.com Music ‘Deva Dasi' by Steve James
Talking points: integrity, mindset, values The manosphere is chock full of high value this, high value that. Alright, fine. But what is that really? A lot of the conversation centers around wealth and social status. There's way more to it than that. (00:00:00) - Intro(00:02:45) - Do you have solid internal structures around self-leadership?(00:04:58) - The biggest challenge every man will face(00:07:10) - On impulse control and freedom, and just how difficult they are(00:10:30) - What makes this kind of value attractive to women This episode is brought to you by Cured Nutrition! Cured offers everything from CBD to functional mushroom products to adaptogens designed to help the body thrive in all aspects of the daily human experience. Personal favorite? The Zen sleep bundle. Get 20% off your order here: https://www.curednutrition.com/mantalks/ Men, join me for an intense, depth-oriented training regimen called the Men's Self-Leadership Program. Customized curriculum, direct work with me, and limited to just 8 men: https://mantalks.com/mslp/ Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/ Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance and join me today. Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave 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 tools and training they're looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify For more episodes, visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Most people worry; even me. Thankfully, it isn't very often and it isn't very long-lived. But there are many people whose days are brimming with worry, fearing for their safety and wellbeing. Regardless of logic or not, these people empower their fretful thoughts. Let's look at another option. Links from the Episode: Learn how to ease the pain of anxiety with meditation - Schedule time with Thom (Free Consultation) Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and Calmer in 5 and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience. The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes. Of course that means more peace in the world. So please let me know what you think. I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners. Don't be shy. Drop me a line.
We spend so much time waiting for things to turn out as we want them to. There is a constant demand made upon life that it fulfill "my" wishes... And when it doesn't, when something unexpected or unwanted wanted happens, we start to fight it, try to change it, feel like failures. Then we spend endless time trying to figure out what things turned out that way. Of course there is no logical, rational answer. What we do not realize is that each moment is always fresh and different. What we wanted one moment changes the next. What we didn't want also changes. The art is to enjoy each moment that comes and that goes, to allow it to teach us, enrich us. As we sit we learn to see the freshness, not only of each moment, but of our lives, not blur everything together. A wonderful saying is: "If I have not seen you for three days, it cannot be said I now know you."
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
We discuss the latest Intel 14th Gen leaks, Nvidia DLSS Tech, and XBOX FTC fallout… [SPON: Check out the AWESOME Zima Blade: https://bit.ly/48iogoq / https://bit.ly/3LsXmQN ] [SPON: dieshrink = 3% off Everything, brokensilicon = 25% off Windows: https://biitt.ly/shbSk ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] 0:00 Late Nights Ray Tracing in the Future (Intro Banter) 9:09 Intel Meteor Lake Performance, Release Date, Specs Confirmed 22:28 Is Meteor Lake effectively competing with Zen 5? 27:04 Intel Innovation Event, Glass Substrate 33:52 RTX 4070 Price Drops, RDNA 3 Tweaking, 2030 VRAM 47:33 The XBOX FTC Leak proves Game Pass is Failing 1:08:54 Why are Nintendo & Sony Successful? Are Game Sizes stagnating? 1:28:17 Unity Destroys it's Brand 1:41:20 DLSS 3.5 Reviewed – An Alpha for DLSS 4.0? 1:59:26 Apple A17 Pro SOC - Is this thing Garbage? 2:08:11 i9-14900KF benchmarked, Steam Deck 2 Whispers, RX 7600 XT 12GB (Wrap-Up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ryAvX63Tc&ab_channel=Moore%27sLawIsDead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQW5lfQtLTs&t=385s&ab_channel=PCWorld https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/19/23872888/intel-meteor-lake-core-ultra-date-chip-specs-details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQW5lfQtLTs&t=385s&ab_channel=PCWorld https://www.aaeon.com/en/p/ai-edge-computing-board-ai-core-xm-2280 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSzAeJjN0Kw&ab_channel=Moore%27sLawIsDead https://youtu.be/OUPxytMLWzI?si=v1XOx0WWvOWNgElo https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/09/ftc-v-microsoft-document-leak-outs-detailed-plans-for-mid-gen-xbox-refresh/ https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/19/23880138/microsoft-xbox-2028-hybrid-cloud-games-platform https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1703996755560546707 https://videocardz.com/newz/xbox-series-2024-refresh-and-next-gen-xbox-details-leak-out-microsoft-considering-amd-zen6-and-navi5-architectures https://www.cgdirector.com/cinebench-2024-scores/#Cinebench_2024_Results_GPU https://www.hardwaretimes.com/amd-radeon-rx-7900-xtx-is-faster-than-the-rtx-4090-in-starfield-due-to-better-hw-utilization-and-cache/ https://youtu.be/8OLE5waatRA?si=qRMG4o2B_bkdk3jn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZVv6WoUl4Y&ab_channel=GamersNexus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwPNbv6WGXc&ab_channel=Moore%27sLawIsDead https://www.techspot.com/article/2740-dlss-35-ray-reconstruction/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwPNbv6WGXc&ab_channel=Moore%27sLawIsDead https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-affirms-native-resolutio-gaming-thing-of-past-dlss-here-to-stay#:~:text=With%20the%20alleged%20%22death%22%20of,frame%20rendering%20technologies%20like%20DLSS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_A17 https://www.igorslab.de/en/news-from-intels-arrow-lake-s-and-the-socket-1851-with-cpu-drawings-and-chipset/ https://www.techpowerup.com/313944/intel-core-i9-14900kf-tops-passmark-single-core-rankings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSzAeJjN0Kw&ab_channel=Moore%27sLawIsDead https://www.techpowerup.com/313958/valve-not-rushing-out-steam-deck-2 https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/eu-hits-intel-400-million-antitrust-fine-long-103405143 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lEhs-oIW_M&ab_channel=Moore%27sLawIsDead Deleted Accusation of “Blocking DLSS”: https://twitter.com/videocardz/status/1704400436873044390
Join XNC Podcast with Hosts @colteastwood & @Middleagegamegy to discuss New Xbox Mid-gen Console Massive Leak Fable Perfect Dark Elder Scrolls 6 Updates Xbox News Cast 118 Join the channel to early access: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGYHo1qVIeGq3ZLnSDaEcg/join Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/colteastwood-merch Follow: https://twitter.com/Colteastwood Add me on Xbox Live: Colteastwood Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/colteastwood Topics Covered on the Colteastwood Channel: Microsoft Sony Xbox One Xbox One X Xbox Two Xbox Scarlett Xbox Project Scarlett Xbox 2 Next Generation Consoles Playstation PS4 PS5 Playstation 5 Exclusive Games Console Exclusives xCloud Project xCloud Xbox Game Pass Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Xbox games Playstation Games Xbox Lockhart Xbox Anaconda Danta Xbox Consoles Game Streaming Cloud Streaming Zen 2 Zen 2+ Navi GPU SSD Next Gen Consoles Xbox One S Xbox Live Xbox Live Gold Xbox Rewards Microsoft Rewards E3 E3 2019 E3 2020 X019 Xbox Leaks Rumor News Gears Halo Fable IV Forza Horizon Motorsports Halo Infinite Playstation Now PSNow Phil Spencer Xbox Game Studios Exclusives PS Now PSNow Xbox Series X Xbox Series S Playstation 5 PS5 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/colteastwood/support
In this Teisho, given on July 5th, 2023, Rinzan Osho examines The Hidden Lamp: Ziyong's Last Teaching. In this moment, there is neither birth nor death, so how can there be Nirvana? These are the questions Ziyong asks her disciple as Ziyong lay on her own death bed.
I'm changing up the book review channel and starting a book club.In September 2023 we reviewed 4 books on the channel. No real standouts to be honest so instead I'll mention why and how I'm going to do things differently. Basically I'm putting in a lot of effort but don't feel like I'm getting much value in return. So I'm going to streamline the process by doing them live, focusing less on creating highly detailed notes/images and by trying to engage more with you, the readers at home. Big thanks to Cole McCormick (from the America+ podcast) and Ashley Glenday for supporting the show. Very much appreciated!I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!Timeline:(0:00) - Intro(0:45) - Bitter Orange Tree: Jokha Alharthi(3:55) - The Diving Bell & The Butterfly: Jean-Dominique Bauby(5:27) - Swearing Is Good For You: Emma Byrne(6:48) - Zen & The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: Robert M. Pirsig(8:33) - Boostagram Lounge(11:33) - Coming Up In October 2023(12:56) - Changes To The Channel(17:53) - V4V: Would You Join A Book Club?Value 4 Value Support:Boostagram: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/supportPaypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meremortalspodcastConnect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUTwitter/X: https://twitter.com/meremortalspodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@meremortalspodcastSupport the show
Parissa Haghirian is an internationally renowned expert on Japanese Management and Leadership and a Professor of International Management at Sofia University. She is the author of 12 books on Japanese Management, Cross-Cultural topics, and Consumer Dynamics. We examine these as well as some cultural concepts from her latest book. We also discuss how Japanese management practice is uniquely different, successful Japanese corporate survival strategies and what foreign firms can learn, why cross-cultural business issues are often Japan specific, and her favorite language concept "50 ways to say No in Japanese which don't actually include No". Other topics of interest:In-depth explanation on the fundamental differences between Westerns and Japanese management environmentsHow "Constant Job Rotation" is a benefit for Japanese managementWhy are cute mascots essential in corporate JapanInsight on how Japanese companies are actually very open-mindedThe advantages and disadvantages of the "process driven" nature of Japanese companies "Cross-cultural growth is based on mistakes, it's a tough and emotional learning process"Consumer dynamics and the challenges facing foreign brands entering JapanExplanations of Ganbaru, Gamman, and Enryo from her book "Japanese Business Concepts you should Know" "The most interesting question for Japanese is how foreigners manage, and the most interesting for foreigners is how Japanese manage" The advise which led to her dedication of researching Japanese management.The question she wishes people had asked her, but has yet had the chance to answer - until nowParissa Haghirian: https://www.linkedin.comJapanese Business Concepts You Should Know: https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Business-ConceptsMore Now and Zen Japan episodes: https://www.nowandzen.jp/Grow website traffic = Zo Digital: https://www.zodigital.jp/Japan Adventures via Camper Van = Dream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.lifeUse the code word "ZEN" to receive discounts
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Talking points: masculinity, anxiety, presence, parenting, relationships, spirituality I'll let the podcast do the talking; this was a wide-ranging, thoroughly enjoyable conversation with John! This is a brilliant episode to dig into if you want digestible, knowledgeable talk around managing anxiety, creating healthy dialogue in relationships with partners and kids, and much, much more. Check the timestamps! (00:00:00) - Intro and John's defining moment(00:05:52) - Why do you think men have a pull towards intense physicality?(00:11:50) - Do you feel there's a correlation between anxiety and not developing a relationship with your body? (00:15:40) - John's take on anxiety and its biggest causes(00:20:17) - Different causes of anxiety for modern men and women(00:29:09) - What's killing male friendships?(00:34:29) - The power and importance of presence for your kids(00:44:39) - There is no health without relationships(00:46:58) - Neuroception and how overachievement might be overrated(00:59:45) - Skills for dealing with anxiety in yourself and in your partner (01:16:44) - The importance of a spiritual component to life Dr. John Delony earned his Bachelor of Arts in humanities and psychology at Lubbock Christian University and his Masters of Education in higher education administration from Texas Tech University. He went on to earn two PhDs from Texas Tech University—one in counselor education and supervision, and the other in higher education administration. After spending over twenty years in crisis response and leading students in higher education (and finding real solutions and freedom in his own wellness journey), John knew he wanted to help as many people as possible heal from their past trauma and live whole, connected lives. He now writes, speaks and teaches on relationships, mental health, anxiety and wellness. He also hosts The Dr. John Delony Show where he answers callers' questions about all of the above, and serves as co-host of The Ramsey Show where he helps unpack the psychology behind finances. Connect with John -Book (out Oct 3): Building A Non-Anxious Life: https://store.ramseysolutions.com/personal-growth/books/building-a-non-anxious-life-by-dr-john-delony/ -Website: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delony -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johndelony/ -YouTube: https://bit.ly/3PNP4pg -Twitter: https://twitter.com/johndelony This episode is brought to you by Cured Nutrition! Cured offers everything from CBD to functional mushroom products to adaptogens designed to help the body thrive in all aspects of the daily human experience. Personal favorite? The Zen sleep bundle. Get 20% off your order here: https://www.curednutrition.com/mantalks/ Men, join me for an intense, depth-oriented training regimen called the Men's Self-Leadership Program. Customized curriculum, direct work with me, and limited to just 8 men: https://mantalks.com/mslp/ Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/ Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance and join me today. Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave 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 tools and training they're looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify For more episodes, visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Taxes can be tricky for anyone, but they can be especially challenging for new investors. Finding the right tax professional to help can save you tremendous amounts of time and money. On this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Jonathan sits down with accountants Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland to untangle some of the mysteries surrounding real estate investing and taxes. Amanda and Matt are the founders of Keystone CPA. They are also real estate investors, so they have a unique understanding of what beginners and expert investors need to know when it comes to taxes. Jonathan, Amanda, and Matt identify one of the main pillars of effective tax savings for investors, why there is no one-size-fits-all property for investors, and the benefits a 1031 exchange can bring to your tax situation. They also explore the concept of depreciation, why investors are required to take depreciation, and what makes it a significant benefit to investors. Finally, you'll hear Amanda and Matt's take on leverage and some of the investors' biggest tax blunders. If you're confused about taxes and want to feel more confident as you up your real estate investing game, you won't want to miss this episode with Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland. In this episode, you will hear: The one area of taxes where real estate investors need the most help The value of good bookkeeping and getting a system in place that works for you Who can save money on taxes, and why your investor level doesn't matter How Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland decided to get into real estate together as a married couple Why there isn't one particular property type that can allow a regular investor to save on taxes The pros and cons of using a 1031 exchange What a reverse 1031 exchange is, and who it works best for The real definition of “like-kind” when using a 1031 exchange Where real estate investors can take depreciation, which can be a big benefit to them as investors. and some misconceptions surrounding depreciation Leverage and how you can use it to your benefit How Amanda and Matt began to understand more about the investing world as they helped investor clients The story behind the book they wrote for Bigger Pockets Some areas of taxes where real estate investors are making blunders Who LLCs are for and when they become useful The benefits of using trusts to place property in your kids' names Some pitfalls investors may run into as they buy properties in the current economic climate Follow and Review: We'd love for you to follow us if you haven't yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We'd love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, we've created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at http://www.trustgreene.com/podcast/zen/071 to download it. Supporting Resources: Keystone CPA's website - https://www.keystonecpa.com/ Keystone CPA on YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCvL8-Sq9NtVbh_SO6oDmmAg/featured Amanda Han on Facebook - www.facebook.com/amanda.han.71 Connect with Amanda on Instagram - www.instagram.com/amanda_han_cpa Amanda's LinkedIn profile - www.linkedin.com/in/amandayhan Find Amanda Han on Twitter - twitter.com/AmandaHanCPA Amanda on TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@amandahancpa Website - www.streamlined.properties YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/JonathanGreeneRE/videos Instagram - www.instagram.com/trustgreene Instagram - www.instagram.com/streamlinedproperties TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@trustgreene Zillow - www.zillow.com/profile/Streamlined%20Prop%20eXp Bigger Pockets - www.biggerpockets.com/users/TrustGreene Facebook - www.facebook.com/streamlinedproperties Email - email@example.com Episode Credits: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
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
Perspective is an amazing thing. When you were younger ( i mean single digit years) life seemed simpler. Actually, it didn't. You didn't know anything other than fun and joy, so there was nothing to compare it against. So what changed? Why is life seemingly tougher, more chaotic? We can start that conversation today. Come listen and find out how to get back to that carefree state. Links from the Episode: Learn how to ease the pain of anxiety with meditation - Schedule time with Thom (Free Consultation) Become a super-fan of ZEN commuter and Calmer in 5 and receive bonuses exclusively for Patreon subscribers. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful, they help it reach a wider audience. The more positive reviews the higher in the rankings it goes. Of course that means more peace in the world. So please let me know what you think. I read ever one of them. If you have an idea for a topic or just want to say hey, drop me an email. The best part of producing ZEN commuter and 5 Minute Mojo is talking with listeners. Don't be shy. Drop me a line.
Get early access, exclusive content, and so much more! In this podcast episode, Austin and Andrew discuss their thoughts on the film "A Touch of Zen." They admire the film's visual beauty, use of natural light, and attention to detail. They appreciate how the film operates within a genre space but also subverts genre conventions. They discuss the distribution of films and the charm of shooting on location. They express their desire to travel to the visually stunning locations featured in the film. They also touch on the story, characters, action scenes, and the ending of "A Touch of Zen." They conclude by expressing their gratitude for experiencing the film and rating it highly. They also briefly mention other films and TV shows they have watched.
Rico Provasoli came to the SF Zen Center in 1967 to visit his brother Paul Provasoli who'd been there already several years. Rico got a taste of Zen training and set out on a long path that took him to many teachers and places. He's written two books: Please Don't Tell My Guru and Golf Between the Ears. His website is ricoprovasoli.me. For the last couple of decades he's been a student of Cheri Huber.
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.
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
Jim Newman is a Non-Duality non-teacher who meets the paradox of living by offering the idea that there is nothing at all at his YouTube channel, @JimNewman01 . This is one of the most perplexing conversations we've ever had on the podcast, and is somewhere between a dadaist art piece, an Andy Kaufman performance, and an Andy Warhol show. It is best to sit back, allow it to wash over you, and to embrace for a moment that there is no there, there. (00:00:17) What is non-duality (00:08:47) All yearning is for the end of experience (00:15:41) Pain in non-understanding (00:19:32) Patreon Ask (00:21:29) Is non-duality disempowering? (00:33:15) The sense of things being done (00:44:36) Is non-duality useful or harmful? (00:52:58) Do you believe in the world? (01:02:29) Cats as Zen masters & explusion from Eden (01:06:33) Apparent v. real (01:15:55) Individuals as unreal (01:29:19) Increasing worldly discontent (01:34:57) Century of the Self (01:42:00) Reason to make the world better or worse (01:52:47) A sci-fi virus that ruled humanity Support the scientific revolution by joining our Patreon: https://bit.ly/3lcAasB Tell us what you think in the comments or on our Discord: https://discord.gg/MJzKT8CQub #philosophyofscience #philosophy #skepticism #truebeliefs #epistemology #knowledge Check our short-films channel, @DemystifySci: https://www.youtube.com/c/DemystifyingScience AND our material science investigations of atomics, @MaterialAtomics https://www.youtube.com/@MaterialAtomics Join our mailing list https://bit.ly/3v3kz2S PODCAST INFO: Anastasia completed her PhD studying bioelectricity at Columbia University. When not talking to brilliant people or making movies, she spends her time painting, reading, and guiding backcountry excursions. Shilo also did his PhD at Columbia studying the elastic properties of molecular water. When he's not in the film studio, he's exploring sound in music. They are both freelance professors at various universities. - Blog: http://DemystifySci.com/blog - RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/2be66934/podcast/rss - Donate: https://bit.ly/3wkPqaD - Swag: https://bit.ly/2PXdC2y SOCIAL: - Discord: https://discord.gg/MJzKT8CQub - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DemystifySci - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DemystifySci/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifySci MUSIC: -Shilo Delay: https://g.co/kgs/oty671
Whatever career you're in--real estate investing or Corporate America--setting goals is the foundation of success. Goal-setting offers a definitive path to get where you want to go. In this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Jonathan sits down with Veena Jetti, founder of Vive Funds. Vive Funds specializes in carefully curating high-quality real estate investments at scale. Veena has more than a decade of real estate experience and more than $1 billion in real estate assets throughout her career. Jonathan uncovers why Veena Jetti wishes she'd jumped directly into multifamily properties rather than starting in residential real estate, why people don't scale their investing fast enough, and the positive impact her investments allow her to make. They also discuss how Veena sources capital, her investment strategy, and when she says no to opportunities. Veena's generosity, humility, and desire to help others create their own success shine through in a conversation you won't want to miss. In this episode, you will hear: Veena Jetti's family background in real estate and how she decided to become a real estate professional. The beginning of her real estate investment career in residential properties, when she began to scale it to multifamily properties, and why she wishes she'd started in multifamily. Why goal-setting can help you create a plan to get where you want to be. How Veena initially raised capital and why it's easier today than it was then. The ILI model (income, lifestyle, impact), its influence on her work, and her struggle with imposter syndrome. What excites her the most today and the impact she's making. Her advice for new investors who want to get started and the tone you should strive to set at the beginning. Social media as a tool for partnering with people like you who want to invest. Veena Jetti's current buy box and her risk tolerance. The approach she's taking to states where the disaster potential is greater. Commercial debt and why it's a factor in deals Veena is considering. The appeal of real estate as a tangible investment and what she's buying now. Veena's advice for investors, both seasoned and new. How she evaluates a market for Vive Funds. Follow and Review: We'd love for you to follow us if you haven't yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We'd love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, we've created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at http://www.trustgreene.com/podcast/zen/070 to download it. Supporting Resources: Vive Funds - www.vivefunds.com Veena Jetti on YouTube - www.youtube.com/@veenajetti1 Mastering Multifamily with Veena Jetti - www.facebook.com/groups/482404780511836 Veena's Instagram account - www.instagram.com/veenajetti Connect with Veena on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/veena-jetti Website - www.streamlined.properties YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/JonathanGreeneRE/videos Instagram - www.instagram.com/trustgreene Instagram - www.instagram.com/streamlinedproperties TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@trustgreene Zillow - www.zillow.com/profile/Streamlined%20Prop%20eXp Bigger Pockets - www.biggerpockets.com/users/TrustGreene Facebook - www.facebook.com/streamlinedproperties Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Episode Credits: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
Koans are the record of provocative, and often paradoxical, exchanges between Zen masters and their students developed in medieval China. In her practice and writing, renowned Zen teacher Joan Sutherland reimagines the koan tradition with allegiance to its root spirit and to its profound potential for vivifying, subverting, and sanctifying our lives. In this episode, Joan is joined by clinical psychologist Megan Rundel in a conversation exploring how practice with Zen koans makes us permeable to the joys and the anguish of this life—and to the primordial mystery we glimpse behind the veil of the everyday. This episode was recorded during a live online event on July 27th, 2022. A transcript is available at ciispod.com. You can also watch it on the CIIS Public Programs YouTube channel. To find out more about CIIS and public programs like this one, visit our website ciis.edu and connect with us on social media @ciispubprograms. We hope that each episode of our podcast provides opportunities for growth, and that our listeners will use them as a starting point for further introspection. Many of the topics discussed on our podcast have the potential to bring up feelings and emotional responses. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health care and support, here are some resources to find immediate help and future healing: -Visit 988lifeline.org or text, call, or chat with The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 from anywhere in the U.S. to be connected immediately with a trained counselor. Please note that 988 staff are required to take all action necessary to secure the safety of a caller and initiate emergency response with or without the caller's consent if they are unwilling or unable to take action on their own behalf. -Visit thrivelifeline.org or text “THRIVE” to begin a conversation with a THRIVE Lifeline crisis responder 24/7/365, from anywhere: +1.313.662.8209. This confidential text line is available for individuals 18+ and is staffed by people in STEMM with marginalized identities. -Visit translifeline.org or call (877) 565-8860 in the U.S. or (877) 330-6366 in Canada to learn more and contact Trans Lifeline, who provides trans peer support divested from police. -Visit ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics to learn more and schedule counseling sessions at one of our centers. -Find information about additional global helplines at https://www.befrienders.org.
Hi Seekers! You're in for a treat! Today I am sitting down with Raj Gorsia! Raj would summarize himself as an alchemist, someone who likes to mix modalities and turn them into one unified approach for helping people to thrive. He is a leader with many titles, he's an ICF qualified Coach, mindfulness teacher, retreat host, kundalini yoga mentor, business coach, qualified fitness and nutrition expert, and a huge traveler. He's been to nearly 50 countries, and works remotely. Today we are diving deep into finding your inner peace, inner Zen and mastering the art of being in that place even when life is not what you want it to be. We also talk about Enlightened Leadership, why he feels so passionate about it and how to become the leader you are meant to be through your gift, talents and natural expression. FIND RAJ Website: withraj.com Other Links To Find Raj: linktr.ee/consciousness . FIND TALIA Activated 8 Week Signature Manifestation Program >> taliajoymanifestation.thrivecart.com/activated
This dharma talk was given by the Reverend Karen Do'on Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo on January 22, 2023. In this talk, Do'on Sensei discusses the Zen story "Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road" from the collection Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. If you would like to learn more about the Buddhist Temple of Toledo or to make a donation in support of this podcast please visit buddhisttempleoftoledo.org.
Talking points: gratitude, fitness, social media, mindset If you knew me in my 20s, you would NOT have expected much of me. I was aimless, hated myself, and was not coping well at all. And I'll won't mince words, it was a long, bumpy road to where I am now. But these 8 practices didn't just help, they radically changed my life. Seriously. This is the mini-episode for you if you're feeling stuck or frustrated with where you're at in life. (00:00:00) - Intro and where I started(00:08:24) - Create an internal environment of appreciation and gratitude(00:12:40) - Use your body. Really. Use. Your. Body.(00:17:18) - Meditate or journal every single day. One or the other(00:22:33) - Consume better content(00:27:14) - Replace coping mechanisms with generative habits(00:28:41) - Work on your purpose, mission, or business every single day(00:30:45) - Don't know your purpose? Let your quest to find it BE the purpose(00:33:24) - Start to socialize with more people outside your comfort zone This episode is brought to you by Cured Nutrition! Cured offers everything from CBD to functional mushroom products to adaptogens designed to help the body thrive in all aspects of the daily human experience. Personal favorite? The Zen sleep bundle. Get 20% off your order here: https://www.curednutrition.com/mantalks/ Men, join me for an intense, depth-oriented training regimen called the Men's Self-Leadership Program. Customized curriculum, direct work with me, and limited to just 8 men: https://mantalks.com/mslp/ Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/ Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance and join me today. Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave 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 tools and training they're looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify For more episodes, visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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This week, a new novel called Rez Ball uses basketball to tell the story of an Ojibwe teen on the Red Lake Reservation. Reporter Emma Needham interviewed author Byron Graves about this coming-of-age book. Image: Author Byron Graves from Red Lake Nation. Photographer: Mike FinneyEN: The Red Lake Warriors Basketball is well known, but not because they are the best in Minnesota. The Warriors, and other tribal teams, are known for playing a specific type of basketball called Rez Ball. Rez Ball is also the title of a debut, young adult novel. Author Byron Graves explains what Rez Ball the sport is: BG: Rez Ball is poetry in motion. It's a Zen state of mind. It's not controlled, other brands of basketball, you're setting up a play, you're moving a certain way. You're doing things in Orthodox manner. Rez Ball is creating in the moment, it's like rep freestyle. So nobody knows what's going to hit up, hit them at any moment your opponent doesn't know. The novel Rez Ball was released on September 12th, and isn't just about Basketball. Author Byron Graves shares about the other experiences he wrote into his book. BG: It's a coming of age story of a Ojibwe teenager going into his sophomore year. He has big dreams of becoming the next big basketball star. His brother had recently passed away, and he was the best basketball player that the reservations ever seen. And everybody expected him to go to a D1 school, maybe even go to the NBA, they were all hoping he would be the one to lead them to their first state tournament. And his brother, unfortunately had passed away in a car accident about a year before. So the main character trait, he is navigating the grieving process, seeing his community and family and friends and teammates also mourn. And also just trying to be a teenager who's falling in love for the first time trying to figure out who he wants to be as a person and trying to fulfill his own Hoop Dreams. So he's navigating all of those different things as a 16 year old, and you end up rooting for this kid. So it's kind of just a beautiful story of working your way through the hardships of life, while also pursuing a dream.EN: Basketball holds a special place in the hearts of Native people nationwide. Graves shares why he chose basketball to tell this story. BG: Basketball amongst Indian country, if you will. I think that's like the thing we all can rally behind. We all so many of us, I say we all I know, a lot of us who love basketball.BG: I remember like several years back when the Schimmel sisters were making their final four runs, how exciting it was, for all of us across the country, to see them on TV, and they were just killing it. And I remember hearing even like some of the announcers saying, well, they play a style of basketball called red ball. And I know like it was both a beautiful moment and also kind of a cool, funny moment. You know how Indian humor is like, we can think something's like awesome and kind of be chuckling about it at the same time. So that's why I picked basketball to tell the story.EN: It's no secret that life on the Reservation differs from what most Minnesotans experience. Graves says he wanted his novel to express those experiences and help people heal. BG: I wanted to tell a story of what was different about trying to make it as an athlete, and a Native American athlete. I feel like we have our own unique trials and tribulations. And it's never just one thing, or one of us, you know, three of your teammates, positive, your teammates, all of your teammates are all going through things that can be some extreme hardship. And how does that then reflect on the court when you're playing a game against maybe, you know, different community that maybe has it a little bit better.Or how does that affect the way you train the way you play your mindset in a game. So I was trying to capture some of those unique challenges that Native American youth face when chasing their dreams.EN: Rez Ball is available at many local bookstores and most major retailers. There is also an audiobook available online. Graves says to watch for his next novel set to release in Fall 2024. For Minnesota Native News, I'm Emma Needham.
In the last several series of the UnMind podcast, we have been exploring some ways of intentionally bringing Zen practice to bear on various situations and circumstances of daily life in America. By extension these might apply anywhere on the globe today, where revolutionary changes in technology and exploding population growth have taken hold. Again, as Matsuoka Roshi would often say, “Civilization conquers us.” In navigating the deeper waters of Buddhism, this world — including so-called “civilization” — is sometimes referred to as the “Ocean of Samsara.” Samsara is likewise referred to as the “Saha world of Patience,” in that it tries our patience — unrelentingly, and on a daily basis. Just when things seem to be going swimmingly, “Someone is always coming along to take the joy out of life,” as Grandma Nelly would often say. “Saha” is defined on Wikipedia as: It is the place where both good and evil manifests and where beings must exercise patience and endurance (kṣānti). Buddha likened his Dharma teachings to a raft, one that we ride — read: “cling to for dear life!” — sailing across the ocean of Samsara to the “other shore,” Nirvana. There are various turning points in the process of navigating the roiling waters — some positive, some negative — as with everything else in life. Whether they appear as positive or negative is largely a matter of interpretation, of course. The famous Ox-Herding Pictures illustrate various turning points on the Path, generalized to fit most anyone's journey into what I call “The Original Frontier,” the title of my first book on Zen. By the original frontier I mean to point to the frontier of mind, itself. This is the frontier that Shakyamuni Buddha discovered, and entered, some 2500 years ago. It beckons to us still, today. Perhaps the first turning-point in the process of spiritual awakening precedes discovering the hoof-prints of the ox, the first of the ten illustrations. These marks are sometimes interpreted as indicating one's first inkling of the existence of the teaching, or buddha-dharma. The hoofprints resemble brush strokes, the obvious analogy being to the written record, which consisted of scrolls of painted calligraphy in ink in those times. Translation into today's printed book format comprises the medium by which most of us first stumble across buddha-dharma. However, something else — a prior turning-point— has to precede this event. In order to begin the quest for enlightenment, one has to feel that something is missing in their life. Otherwise, why would you even be looking? Master Dogen touches on this in his tract called Genjokoan (“actualizing the fundamental point”): When you first seek dharma you imagine that you are far away from its environsBut dharma is already correctly transmitted you are immediately your original self We are blithely skipping along with our everyday life, fat and happy, when one day it occurs to us: Is that all there is? “What's it all about, Alfie?” However normal our circumstances may seem at the time, and however rich and full our life may appear, there seems to be something that is not quite right, something missing. Matsuoka Roshi emphasized this as the source of our anxiety, uncertainty, and the very unsatisfactoriness of Buddhism's definition of dukkha, or suffering. Everyone feels this dis-ease, and some eventually come to Zen, to find what is missing. Other turning points in life can precipitate a crisis of confidence, one which drives us to Zen in the first place, or makes us question whether Zen is really right for us. Or whether it works at all, for anyone. Let's take a brief look at a few of the more obvious turning-points that come up with some frequency in life. These are FAQs brought up in private interview (J. dokusan) or practice discussion, from time to time. Perhaps you may see yourself in one of these pictures. Changing JobsOne of the most stressful turning-points that many people face today, and with ever-increasing frequency, is the need to change jobs. This may come about through a personal decision, or one made by one's employer. Or one's partner may receive an offer they cannot refuse, but it requires moving to another part of the world. In any case, the resultant demand for engaging in a job search, interviewing, and starting the new job, can be fraught and disruptive. Some worry that they can not afford to continue their Zen practice during the transition, either from considerations of availability of time, or from a financial perspective, or both, as a supporting member of the Zen community. These judgments may not be true, or fully thought through, but the pressure feels very real at the time. Zen practice — at home, or in a community — should not really be considered as necessitating an expense of either time or money, certainly not an expensive proposition. Zen is about the middle way between extremes, all about finding and maintaining balance in all things. In this sense, Zen is free. And portable. When going through a job change, or any other stressful turning-point, you may need Zen meditation more than ever. It will help you to make the right choices and decisions, if you allow it. When you get back on your feet, and find yourself in a more stable position — financially and otherwise — there will be plenty of time and wherewithal to support your sangha, and your teacher. You really cannot afford not to continue practicing Zen, and even more so when you are in dire straits. “Zen will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no Zen.” (With apologies to the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.) DivorceDivorce, along with its true antecedents — unrequited love, unfaithfulness, or irreconcilable differences — is an even bigger bugaboo in today's society than losing your job. Though you might not think so, based on the treatment of divorce in pop media. It is often the theme of comedy; the butt of alimony jokes; a target of shadenfreude; and, in some recently publicized cases, even celebrated — with ceremonies akin to a wedding. Divorce often accompanies, or triggers, a change in employment and residential status as well. They say “bad things come in threes.” It is tempting to suggest that, if you are against divorce, just don't get married in the first place. This may sound less crass, and may make more sense, in the context of the life of monastics. But we do not pretend to be Zen monks or nuns. They surely have their critical turning-points as well. Householders may just have a lot more of them on a daily basis, especially given the complex society of today. I have been divorced once in my short life, and it is no fun. But the situation that led to the divorce was no bed of roses, either. Whatever the circumstances, divorce is definitely a turning-point. Whether it is “for better or worse” (a resonance on the wedding vows), it is, again, your call. If both sides are better off afterwards — as Buddha is said to have said about a “just war” — it may be considered a just divorce. Of course, there are always more than two sides to the dispute. Children often end up as pawns in the game, suffering even more short-term pain and long-term consequences than their parents do. Zen meditation is not a panacea, but can help to adjust to the new reality, even in these dire straits. Empty NestersSpeaking of parenting, there comes a time-of-life phase called “empty-nester,” at which point the rugrats are finally, and permanently (or so we hope) kicked out of the nest. Sometimes divorce follows on the heels of this exodus, and not coincidentally. The parents may keep the failed marriage together long past its shelf life, “for the sake of the children.” They may have decided to have children to “save the marriage” in the first place. In the context of professional market research, based on sociology, I suppose, there are various such “time-of-life” categories, tracing the normal flow of maturation, through biological and culturally-determined changes, from womb to tomb. Like most other models from the soft sciences, these are employed mainly to structure the marketing of goods and services. In the next episode of UnMind we will continue looking at turning points in our life, and how our practice of Zen meditation may help ease the transitions, and mitigate the sense of loss, as we move through the inevitable phases of “time-of-life.” As we witness the evolution of our own life, the evidence of the centrality of the teachings of Buddhism and Zen becomes ever more apparent, and not at all as pessimistic as they may have first appeared to us. The inevitability of aging, sickness and death, interpreted as negative developments in life, is accompanied by an increasing appreciation of their meaning and significance, and the importance of what we do with the opportunity. The good fortune of having been exposed to the Dharma and thereby being enabled to practice Zen and zazen in the context of the passing of time, is the real treasure of the Three Treasures. Please continue in your pursuit of Zen, no matter what stage of life you may be in.
When poet Jane Hirshfield first arrived at Tassajara Monastery nearly fifty years ago, a Zen teacher told her that it was a good idea to have a question to practice with. She's been asking questions ever since. Both in her Zen practice and in her poetry, Hirshfield is guided by questions that resist easy answers, allowing herself to be transformed through the process of asking and paying attention. With her latest poetry collection, The Asking: New and Selected Poems, she takes up the question, “How can I be of service?,” inviting readers to resist fixity and certainty and instead to dwell in not-knowing. In this episode of Tricycle Talks, Tricycle's editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, sits down with Hirshfield to talk about the questions she's been asking recently, why she views poetry as an antidote to despair, and how Zen rituals have informed her creative process. Plus, she reads a few poems from her new collection. Tricycle Talks is a monthly podcast featuring prominent voices from within and beyond the Buddhist fold. Listen to more episodes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature
Hey, there listener! Long time no see! Welcome to the Zhuangzi Arc of Knotzen! We decided to breathe new life into the podcast by studying what is NOT Zen... so we took up the classic of Daoism, the infamous, the long-winded (and convoluted), Zhuangzi! We also have a new guy, and he's bloody smart. Anyway, today we are looking at the very first story from the very first chapter of the Zhuangzi, "Wandering Far and Unfettered." If you like fish, birds, and philosophies that are radically skeptical towards any sort of conventional, or non-conventional, essentialism, then you're gonna love this episode!
When poet Jane Hirshfield first arrived at Tassajara Monastery nearly fifty years ago, a Zen teacher told her that it was a good idea to have a question to practice with. She's been asking questions ever since. Both in her Zen practice and in her poetry, Hirshfield is guided by questions that resist easy answers, allowing herself to be transformed through the process of asking and paying attention. With her latest poetry collection, The Asking: New and Selected Poems, she takes up the question, “How can I be of service?,” inviting readers to resist fixity and certainty and instead to dwell in not-knowing. In this episode of Tricycle Talks, Tricycle's editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, sits down with Hirshfield to talk about the questions she's been asking recently, why she views poetry as an antidote to despair, and how Zen rituals have informed her creative process. Plus, she reads a few poems from her new collection. Tricycle Talks is a monthly podcast featuring prominent voices from within and beyond the Buddhist fold. Listen to more episodes here. 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
Episode Page with video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #228 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Marc Lesser. He is the CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company – and he's a Zen teacher and coach. He founded and was CEO of three highly successful companies and has an MBA from New York University. Prior to his business and coaching career, he was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for ten years, and director of Tassajara (Tassa-hara), Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the Western world. Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders which teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world. Marc's most recent book is Finding Clarity: How Compassionate Accountability Builds Vibrant Relationships. His podcast is called “Zen Bones: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times.” Having spent a decade steeped in the teachings of Zen, Mark highlights his experiences, from living the life of a monk to taking over as the director for Tassahara Zen Mountain Center. But, the shift from Zen life to the corporate world was not seamless. Despite successfully launching a publishing company, Mark shares his ‘favorite mistake' of avoiding difficult conversations that led to his departure from the company he built from scratch. Is it a mistake to refer to him as a “former monk”? Questions and Topics: Using a better relationship to small mistakes as a way to prevent big catastrophes? What causes the fear of conflict?? What exactly are we afraid of? What advice would you give your younger self about that? Courage? Safety? Avoiding a repeat of that mistake at the next company? How do you choose which difficult conversations to address? The risk or danger of deciding to avoid a difficult conversation or not? R.D. Lang – “The Politics of Experience” book Buddhism and the view on mistakes? “Buddhists don't sweat mistakes”?? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/favorite-mistake/support
Talking points: existentialism, self-loss, therapy, Kierkegaard, culture, responsibility, anxiety Just before (like, literally just before) six days of solitude in Scotland, I had the immense privilege of chatting with Sara Kuburic, the brilliant existential therapist and new author of It's On Me: Accept Hard Truths, Discover Yourself, And Change Your Life, coming out tomorrow. Not sure what existential therapy is? Well we get into here, plus a multitude of other things, like facing what YOU are responsible for, losing the sene of self, and how some of this plays out in modern culture. Do not miss this one, team. (00:00:00) - Intro and Sara's defining moment (00:06:52) - What Sara was in denial of(00:10:57) - Why we fall apart when things are going well(00:18:58) - The importance of looking at the darker stuff(00:21:11) - Pillars of existential psychology(00:29:19) - Have we, as a collective, lost our sense of self?(00:36:01) - What's Sara's “existential psychology take” on American culture?(00:41:18) - “Our degree of freedom dictates our degree of responsibility”(00:44:17) - Defining “self-loss” and the role grief plays(00:54:52) - Can responsibility-free time help define the self?(01:01:05) - How does one develop a relationship with the body that helps orient the self? Sara Kuburic is an existential psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and columnist for USA Today. She was born in Yugoslavia and raised in Canada. She is passionate about helping people seek change and live authentic, free, and meaningful lives. Her interest in psychology stems from her personal experience living through wars, navigating complex relationships, and continually learning what it means to be human. Connect with Sara: -Website: https://www.sara-kuburic.com/ -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/millennial.therapist/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarakuburic/ -Book: It's On Me: https://www.sara-kuburic.com/new-page-3 This episode is brought to you by Cured Nutrition! Cured offers everything from CBD to functional mushroom products to adaptogens designed to help the body thrive in all aspects of the daily human experience. Personal favorite? The Zen sleep bundle. Get 20% off your order here: https://www.curednutrition.com/mantalks/ Men, join me for an intense, depth-oriented training regimen called the Men's Self-Leadership Program. Customized curriculum, direct work with me, and limited to just 8 men: https://mantalks.com/mslp/ Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/ Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance and join me today. Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave 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 tools and training they're looking for. And don't forget to 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.
Bienvenue ce format spécial, "Les Minutes" Legend Ladies. Il s'agit du 14ème épisode de cette série. L'objectif est de vous donner des clés concrètes en 30 minutes, pour optimiser votre vie personnelle comme professionnelle. J'aborde avec vous des astuces et méthodes qui permettent de s'organiser, se sentir plus aligné(e), trouver un équilibre, bref, d'avancer au quotidien. La rentrée est encore toute fraîche et pourtant, les vacances vous semblent déja loin ? Vous avez l'impression que les bienfaits de vos vacances sont déja envolés ? La sérénité que vous aviez réussi à acquérir est aujourd'hui un lointain souvenir ? Rassurez vous, c'est NORMAL et vous n'êtes pas SEULE
A career in real estate may start small, but over the years, with thoughtful actions, it can lead to more significant opportunities. Scaling to the next level isn't always easy, but it is definitely rewarding. On this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate, Jonathan's guest is Brian Burke, president and CEO of Praxis Capital, a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm. Brian is also the author of The Hands-Off Investor: An Insider's Guide to Investing in Passive Real Estate Syndications. During his 30-year career, he's acquired over $800 million in real estate. Jonathan and Brian dive into Brian's career in real estate, from purchasing foreclosures in the beginning to creating software for his real estate business and his shift to multifamily properties during the 2008 real estate crash. They also discuss why investors should diversify their asset classes, who Brian's investors are, and why he almost gave up on his real estate career during the 2008 real estate crash. Finally, Brian explains the current disconnect between buyers and sellers when it comes to fair property sale prices. With more than 30 years in real estate investing, Brian Burke's unmatched knowledge and experience make this a can't-miss episode. In this episode, you will hear: Brian Burke's first exposure to real estate when his parents received a foreclosure notice on their front door His start in real estate with foreclosures in the late 1980s, which led to Brian creating software to help him organize his business How he systematized his process for purchasing foreclosure properties, including inspections The organic scaling of Brian's business and why he changed paths to multifamily properties when he realized that foreclosures might eventually dry up Multifamily syndications and the requirement to stay involved for multiple years at a time What a debt fund is, and how it relates to an equity fund in syndications The importance of diversification of asset classes for investors and vetting who you're investing with How Brian Burke came up with the passive-investing topic for his book, The Hands-Off Investor Who his investors are and why you should be working with more than one sponsor The impact of 2008 on Brian's real estate career, the reason he almost gave up, and what he would do differently today Why some people come to syndications because they weren't good mini-operators on their own The disconnect between buyers and sellers when it comes to what a fair price is for property His advice for investors who want to get into the market now and where his business is going Follow and Review: We'd love for you to follow us if you haven't yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We'd love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, we've created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at http://www.trustgreene.com/podcast/zen/069 to download it. Supporting Resources: Praxis Capital website - www.PraxCap.com Find Praxis Capital on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/praxcap/ Connect with Brian Burke on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/investorbrianburke Praxis Capital on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/praxiscapital Connect with Praxis Capital on Twitter/X - https://twitter.com/praxcap Get Brian Burke's book - www.BiggerPockets.com/SyndicationBook Find Praxis Capital on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/praxcap/ Website - www.streamlined.properties YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/JonathanGreeneRE/videos Instagram - www.instagram.com/trustgreene Instagram - www.instagram.com/streamlinedproperties TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@trustgreene Zillow - www.zillow.com/profile/Streamlined%20Prop%20eXp Bigger Pockets - www.biggerpockets.com/users/TrustGreene Facebook - www.facebook.com/streamlinedproperties Email - email@example.com Episode Credits If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
This Teisho was given by the Reverend Karen Do'on Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo on February 15th, 2023. In this talk Do'on Sensei discusses the 6th case from the Mumonkan (aka The Gateless Gate) known as Buddha Holds Up A Flower. If you would like to learn more about the Buddhist Temple of Toledo or to make a donation in support of this podcast please visit buddhisttempleoftoledo.org. Part of Reverend Do'on's Teisho on the Mumonkan series.
“If we're in a fully awakened state, trauma's not a problem. In a sense, it's not trauma. It just becomes something beloved. It becomes washed through with love and acceptance. That's the healing.”— Henry Shukman, HEx Podcast #55While Western mental health often focuses on eliminating trauma and pain as if they were thorns to be plucked, Eastern philosophies offer a contrasting perspective: embracing suffering through unconditional love and acceptance, thereby neutralizing its negative impact.The terms "awakening" and "healing" are frequently used interchangeably, though they convey distinct concepts. Healing is the act of mending what is fragmented, optimizing what can be improved, and integrating what has been divided. In contrast, awakening refers to the awareness of reality's non-dual nature, a realization that there is nothing to mend or improve because everything is inherently perfect and whole.So, should we bypass healing and jump straight to awakening? According to Henry Shukman, our guest for this episode, the answer is more nuanced.Henry is a seasoned meditation instructor who has harmoniously blended various meditative disciplines with psychotherapy, plant medicine, and other therapeutic practices to create a synergistic path toward wholeness in his own life. From the depths of eczema and despair to profound enlightenment and peace, Henry has navigated a balanced pathway that he shares in this illuminating discussion.Join us as Henry generously lays down the stepping stones for us to traverse the intricate landscapes of healing and awakening.What We Explore:Henry's transformative awakening journey and the subsequent emotional challengesHow awakening alters our relationship with traumaA powerful solution to combat lonelinessInitiating the journey into non-duality while dealing with traumaPractical approaches to working with Zen koansCan ordinary individuals achieve true awakening?Henry's top Zen resources and recommendationsStrategies for finding the right spiritual mentors and practicesThe viability of making substantial progress via online spiritual training coursesTune in for an enlightening episode that bridges the gap between healing and awakening, and offers practical guidance for those navigating both realms.Get immediate access to premium Stoic meditation courses, exclusive community, straight-to-the-point lessons, and Q&As created by Jon Brooks. Includes a 7-day free trial.
09/16/2023, Sozan Michael McCord, dharma talk at City Center. In this talk from Beginner's Mind Temple, Sozan Michael McCord explores how each of the precepts come with an intention of living so as to avoid ending up in a place to potentially break the precept. The vow to not kill has an intention to live life in a way that cultivates the appreciation and cherishing of life. We start with ourselves on our cushion getting accustomed to the acceptance of all that arises within us and we continue this practice as it spills out year after year to those that we naturally cherish and eventually to those whom we find most difficult.