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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Recognizing and Transforming Jealousy and Envy

Recognizing and Transforming Jealousy and Envy

We all know what the Buddha said about anger. But what did he say about jealousy and envy? These two complex emotions are simultaneously ubiquitous and invisible: they frequently visit us, but we are loath to admit to feeling them. Who better than the Venerable Thubten Chodron, a longtime Tibetan Buddhist nun, to help ease us out of shame and into recognition with her characteristic warmth and humor? Offering more than mere sympathy, she shows us how jealousy and envy quietly feed off our attachments and how we can ultimately overcome them.
August 2015

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Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Admirable Friendship

Admirable Friendship

The Buddha declared spiritual friendship to be the whole of holy life. For many practitioners in the 21st century, however, friendship is relegated to the margins of experience, taking a backseat to work as well as romantic and familial relationships. Join dharma teacher Kate Johnson for an exploration, both on and off the cushion, of the practice of friendship as central in our collective journey toward freedom and wholeness. She will approach friendship not as something fixed, but as a process in which we restore intimacy, loyalty, and generosity to our relationships with all beings, including ourselves.
July 2015

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Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das

Inter-Meditation: How to Co-Meditate with Everyone and Everything

Inter-Meditation: How to Co-Meditate with Everyone and Everything

What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? “Make me one with everything.” Sure, it’s a joke, but it also points to a real anxiety at the heart of modern-day Buddhism: How do I ensure that my personal commitment to practice extends beyond myself? Responding to this fear, Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das offers a whole new approach to the practice, one he calls “inter-meditation.” By widening the scope of meditation from ourselves to everyone and everything, we can finally, as Surya Das puts it, “awaken from the illusion of separation.”
June 2015

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Ethan Nichtern

Ethan Nichtern

Overcoming Spiritual Bypassing

Overcoming Spiritual Bypassing

Buddhist psychologist John Welwood coined the phrase “spiritual bypassing” to describe a common tendency to use spiritual teachings as a means to avoid, rather than engage fully with, our human relationships and experience. In this online retreat, senior Shambhala teacher Ethan Nichtern will explore Buddhist teachings on relationships, emptiness, and compassion in the context of a bodhisattva path that leads us directly into the details of worldly life, with all its struggles and insights.
May 2015

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Teah Strozer

Teah Strozer

Life Hurts: Responding with RAIN

Life Hurts: Responding with RAIN

Life hurts—but not because of any fault or misdeed of our own. Things just simply don’t always go the way we’d like them to. How can Buddhist practice equip us to deal with life’s inevitable letdowns? Zen teacher Teah Strozer’s answer is the straightforward, deceptively simple acronym RAIN: recognize, accept, investigate, not-identify.
April 2015

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