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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche – The Graduated Path in 60 Verses (2022)

Based on his own composition, these recordings of the oral teachings by the great Tibetan master Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche present the classical step-by-step method in a compact summary of the entire path to Buddhahood. Tailored for the 21st century, these teachings are based on tradition in the best sense with Dagyab Rinpoche’s characteristic warmth and…
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Events and Courses: Roger Jackson – Rebirth: Guide to Mind, Karma and Cosmos in the Buddhist World (2022)

Rebirth, or reincarnation, was assumed by most premodern Buddhists – and is believed by many modern Buddhists – to be “the way things are” for sentient beings in the cosmos: we have lived before, and likely we will live again. Combining lecture, discussion, and guided meditation, this workshop will situate the Buddhist idea of rebirth…
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Events and Courses: Anthony King, PhD – Neurobiology of Mindfulness-based Pain Management (2021)

Pain is an inevitable part of life. Chronic pain disorders like chronic lower back pain, migraines /headaches, injuries, neuralgia, and fibromyalgia are a major source of suffering and disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the USA alone. Buddhism has the metaphor of the “two arrows” – the pain caused by any misfortune is…
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Events and Courses: Venerable Thubten Chodron – Library of Wisdom and Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron have been developing a comprehensive multi-volume resource guide for all levels of interest in Buddhism’s foundational teachings. Ven. Chodron will touch on topics of the first six, such as the Foundations of Buddhist Practice, Samsara, Nirvana, Buddha Nature and Great Compassion and also talk about working…
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Events and Courses: Anthony King, PhD – Neuroscience & Psychology of Meditation: Cultivating Compassion

Compassion, empathy, and love are universally considered among the most positive of human emotions across spiritual traditions and ethical, humanistic, and psychological thought. Biologically and evolutionarily, affiliative emotions such as love and compassion are powerful motivators that are conserved in particular among social mammals, and seen as the foundation of family and social functioning. Some…
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Blog: The Brahmin Student – from Jataka Tale #12

Among the mental faculties as part of your mind, there are two roots for virtuous minds. These are in Tibetan ngo tsa she pa and trel yö pa. [The first] means your ability to feel embarrassed to do non-virtuous deeds by yourself. You are feeling hesitant to do it, not by the reason of others…
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Events and Courses: Demo Rinpoche: Pramana of Dharmakirti Part 2 – Logic and Reasoning 2021

Reasoning and logic are essential in order to reveal what is in fact true and reliable knowledge. Pramana is a Sanskrit term that Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist traditions use to refer to the elements necessary to recognize how knowledge is understood, and how its veracity and reliability can be ascertained. Drawing from Dharmakirti’s Compendium of…
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Events and Courses: MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti – Demo Rinpoche (2021)

Reasoning and logic are essential in order to reveal what is in fact true and reliable knowledge. Pramana is a Sanskrit term that Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist traditions use to refer to the elements necessary to recognize how knowledge is understood, and how its veracity and reliability can be ascertained. Drawing from Dharmakirti’s Compendium of…
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Events and Courses: Ganden Lha Gyema – 2020

The Ganden Lha Gyema is one of the most popular practices in the Tsongkhapa tradition. Ganden Lha Gyema is an easy, foundational practice that includes the basic teachings of Buddhism. This online Jewel Heart course, led by Jewel Heart Instructor Jonathan Rose, will provide instructions and guided meditations, particularly visualization practices, to deepen the spiritual…
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Events and Courses: Demo Rinpoche – Humanity and Buddhist Morality (2020)

An exploration of the Buddhist understanding of human nature and the role of secular and Buddhist ethics. DATES/TIMES: Saturday, October 3, 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, October 4, 3:00 – 5:00pm SUGGESTED READING Transforming Negativities – Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche – Click to purchase Foundation of All Perfections – Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche – Click to…
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Events and Courses: Earth Day Day Two – Environmental Awareness & Compassionate Action – Demo Rinpoche

With the existential crisis of our time, climate change, bearing down on us, there is a need to develop constructive and sustainable solutions. Great strides have been made in generating awareness about climate change, overpopulation, mass extinction of species and other stressors on the environment. In 2019, The City of Ann Arbor declared a Climate…
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Events and Courses: Earth Day Forum – Environmental Awareness & Compassionate Action

With the existential crisis of our time, climate change, bearing down on us, there is a need to develop constructive and sustainable solutions. Great strides have been made in generating awareness about climate change, overpopulation, mass extinction of species and other stressors on the environment. In 2019 The City of Ann Arbor declared a Climate…
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Blog: The Seven Limbs or Seven Practices 

I bow down in body, speech and mind. I offer the best I have to give both real and imagined to fill the space between us. I regret and purify all transgressions. I rejoice in all virtues. I request you to remain until total enlightenment. I request wise and compassionate guidance. I dedicate my merit…
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Blog: The Company You Keep

We have a teaching in Tibet. “The influence of friends is so powerful.” Honestly. I don’t remember very clearly now. But there were two guys from one village. One of them was a very nice guy and didn’t eat meat and didn’t drink alcohol. The other guy was a little loose, ate meat. That’s very…
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Blog: Wisdom: Base, Path, Result

WISDOM What is wisdom? In Buddhism, we can talk about wisdom in many ways. The way the Prajnaparamita sutras deal with wisdom is: combining wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom is a state of mind, no doubt. However, these sutras do not directly talk about the mind. Instead, they talk about the nature of reality. The nature…
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