Practice and Our Nature: Revealing what’s already there

Episode 2: In the first teaching of the series, Anne C. Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma introduces the central theme of our true buddha-nature being covered by our habit patterns.  Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths explain how we cover our deepest, already-wonderful nature with constricted senses of self.

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Practice and Our Nature: Meditating in the Deep Belly

Episode 1: This new series kicks off with an introduction to the series and a meditation led by Anne C. Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma.  We rest in the deep belly (dan t’ien in Chinese) and relax into the clarity of our own mind, experienced as an orb of light containing the sound OM. 

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Tantric Teachings: Doing Vajrasattva Practice

Episode 5: In the final episode of this mini-series, Harvey walks us through the actual experience of doing Vajrasattva practice: what we imagine happening, the verses we recite, and the states of mind we aspire to cultivate.  You can download the Dawn Mountain prayer book here:  http://dawnmountain.org/prayers/ (You’ll find the Vajrasattva practice starting on p. […]

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Tantric Teachings: Why We Do Vajrasattva Practice

Episode 4: This two-part teaching (with episode 5 as the second part) was so good we had to include it!  In this session, Harvey teaches about the value and function of Vajrasattva practice.  As part of that teaching, he reflects on how important it is for Western students to distinguish between healthy contrition and neurotic […]

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