June 13, 2012
The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is happy to present the dharma talks for this year's online festival. Featured speakers include: Congressman Tim Ryan, Tara Brach, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, and more. Below you will find descriptions for all six of the talks as well as a schedule for when they will appear on Tricycle. The talks will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remaining three weeks of the Online Festival.
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Tara Brach and Congressman Tim Ryan
The Alchemy of Transformation: Awakening Our Hearts, Healing Our World
Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation, talks about the power that mindfulness has to transform our society. Tara Brach discusses the power that a minfulness practice brings to freeing our hearts, and to bringing intimacy and transformation to our closest relationships.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg
Sacred Earth: Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet
Climate change is probably the greatest humanitarian and environmental challenge the world faces today. How do we accept and adapt to climate change positively? As Buddhists, we can positively contribute to minimizing the impacts of climate change by integrating compassion while addressing this challenge.
Happiness for No Reason: Awakening Essence Love
With his lively, humorous and insightful way of teaching the time tested and ever relevant truths of dharma, Tsoknyi Rinpoche explores how we can uncover and nurture the basic spark of our buddhanature amidst this speedy modern world and our active lives.
Ven. Pannavati Bhikkhuni
Being Awake in the World
"Is social conscience a prerequisite for Buddhahood?" The answer for Pannavati is a resounding yes! In this talk she looks at compassionate wisdom-in-action as an instrument by which we can measure our inner and outer buddhanature.
Buddha Nature Brain: From Hatred, Greed, and Heartache to Peace, Happiness, and Love
Drawing on his personal experience, professional knowledge, and extensive research, neuropsychologist Rick Hanson shows us how to sustain an abiding presence of peace, happiness, love, and wisdom in the human brain's "home base." This natural state, when it's undisturbed by threat, frustration, and rejection, is the neuropsychological basis for undoing states of hatred, greed, heartache, and delusion.
The Power of Grace: A Tribute to Ram Dass
Krishna Das says, “If we know anything about a path at all, it’s only because of the Great Ones that have gone before us. Out of their love and kindness, they have left some footprints to follow.” In this talk Krishna Das pays tribute to one of the great ones from our own era, Ram Dass, a seminal figure in the modern consciousness movement, sparking spiritual journeys for many with his generation-defining book, Be Here Now.
Krishna Das then closes out the festival with a special musical performance in tribute to his beloved friend, Ram Dass.
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