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Importance of a Spiritual Family
As your spiritual practices start to work, your reasons for being with people start to change, and who you want to be with changes too. Sometimes it’s not easy, as longstanding relationships or jobs are discarded. Your old friends might find you a little dull because you’ve experienced a taste of a certain kind of truth – a deeper truth connected to a different quality of being. Social interactions that used to be engaging pale next to the attraction of the Beloved, and social life begins to seem surreal. Not everyone can “hear” the quality of the spiritual experience you are having.

-- Ram Dass
ramdass.org | 23 jul 2014
dharma  dharma-foundation4-extend  buddhism-cncpt-sangha  Ram_Dass  format-article  type-teaching 
8 days ago by tometaxu
Dzigar Kongtrul on Depression and the Tender Heart with Pema Chodron
Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön interviews Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche about cultivating an open and compassionate outlook.

Receiving tsewa is like a transmission—in the sense that if you receive it, then you know how to give it. But when you don’t receive any, it’s difficult to know how to give it.

That brings up two questions for me. The first is, how do you develop tsewa when you don’t have it? And the other question is about people whose lives have not presented them with any tsewa—what is their potential?
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What about people who can’t bring themselves to make the aspiration because of deep depression, for instance?

Tricycle | tricycle.com | 25 jun 2019
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-metta  buddhism-cncpt-tsewa  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dharma  dharma-foundation3-method  Dzigar_Kongtrul_Rinpoche  Pema_Choedron  format-article  format-video  type-teaching 
17 days ago by tometaxu
Insight Retreat Center - Dharma Talks from Insight Retreat Center Retreats
Audio Dharma is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
buddhism  metta  retreat  dharma  irc 
6 weeks ago by craigrosa
Audio Dharma - Shinzen Young's Dharma Talks
Audio Dharma is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
dharma  meditations  meditation  mindfulness  shinzen 
7 weeks ago by lenards
Audio Dharma - Pamela Weiss's Dharma Talks
Audio Dharma is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
buddhist  audio  dharma  meditation  mindfulness  mindfulness-teachers  work  career 
7 weeks ago by lenards
Audio Dharma - Darlene Cohen's Dharma Talks
Audio Dharma is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
buddhist  audio  dharma  meditation  zen-at-work 
7 weeks ago by lenards
Satipatthana Sutta - The Buddha's Original Teaching on Mindfulness
The Satipatthana Sutta, from the Pali Canon, outlines some of the Buddha’s first instructions in establishing mindful awareness.

Translation and introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Available many places, here it is at
Tricycle | tricycle.com | 5 mar 2018

For more on mindfulness practice, see suttas MN 2, MN 101, MN 118; Samyutta Nikaya [SN] 16:2; or Anguttara Nikaya [AN] 4:245, and AN 8:70—all available at dhammatalks.org. Thanissaro Bhikkhu has also written two books on the topic: The Karma of Mindfulness and Right Mindfulness.
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  dharma  dharma-00-core  dharma-foundation1-core  meditation  meditation-practice  meditation-vipassana  Gautama_Buddha  Thanissaro_Bhikkhu  format-article  type-teaching 
march 2019 by tometaxu

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