Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: King Milinda, emptiness Q&A

Episode 7: This teaching is the second part of last week’s episode; this time Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma revisits the classic text The Questions of King Milinda [Menander], updating the discussion of where a “chariot” is found among all its pieces to consider a “Mercedes.”  The Q&A that follows contains so many rich teaching moments that […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Dissolving duality

Episode 6: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje opens this teaching by emphasizing that both compassion and wisdom undermine our usual sense of dualism: that we’re separate from the world in some concrete way, that we’re separate from those around us (and more deserving of our own concern).  Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma adds that both approaches–wisdom and […]

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Bonus episode: Teaching on practice during unsettled times

Bonus episode:  In this special teaching offered on the first Sunday of September (and the first time Dawn Mountain was open again after Hurricane Harvey), Lama Harvey teaches about the importance of being kind with ourselves and experiencing the freshness that a devastating natural disaster like this can bring.

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Meditation on noticing sensations

Episode 5: In this meditation, Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje guides us into a relaxed and centered state through a simple breathing exercise followed by a short body scan.  The main portion of this meditation is an explanation of labeling our various types of experience (sight, sound, thought, etc.) and then practicing that silently.

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: The importance of not finding answers

Episode 4: In this teaching, Anne and Harvey both offer their wisdom on a key Buddhist doctrine: no-self.  They share their own examples of moments when the idea of our “self” — something we usually take completely for granted — was called into question, opening the possibility for experiencing a sense of not knowing what […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Meditating on who is meditating

Episode 3: In this guided meditation, Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma guides us through settling into the support of the earth and of our body, then opening to a spacious state.  Then she prompts us to notice thoughts of “I” and “mine” and to wonder whom those thoughts refer to.  If we don’t find an answer, […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Fresh, nondual wisdom

Episode 2: In the first teaching of this new series, Anne and Harvey both weigh in on its significant themes: that our true nature is already perfect; that love and wisdom feed each other; and that we reach nonduality not through tuning out the world around us but by noticing and attending deeply to what […]

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