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A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, Part I: ACI Course 10's downloadable teachings




A Meditative New Year's Eve's downloadable teachings




A Mindful New Year's Day's downloadable teachings




ACI Course 8, Death and The Realms of Existence's downloadable teachings




Adventures on the Path to Freedom: Part 2's downloadable teachings




Annual Festival of Bliss's downloadable teachings




Authentic Movement's downloadable teachings




Awe: Abiding in the Open Sky of the Mind's downloadable teachings




Between the Tiger & the Dragon: Finding the Path of Balance's downloadable teachings




Bodhisattva's Way of Life, Part III: ACI Course 12's downloadable teachings




Chasing Buddha: Dharma Flick's downloadable teachings




Clear & Present: Meditation Series's downloadable teachings




Clear and Present: Meditation Series's downloadable teachings




Coffee with the Board's downloadable teachings




Common Ground with Anne Bogart's downloadable teachings




Common Ground: Rev. Barry Taylor's downloadable teachings




Concert with Michael Hewett's downloadable teachings




Cultivating Emotional Balance: Weekend Workshop with Doug Veenhof's downloadable teachings




Cultivating Relaxation, Clarity and Stability via the 5 Elements's downloadable teachings




Debate Lounge's downloadable teachings




From Victimhood to Mastery: Freedom from the Cycle of Suffering's downloadable teachings




How to Live Well in a Messy World's downloadable teachings




Insight Meditation Weekend Workshop's downloadable teachings




Keys for the Artist: Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight's downloadable teachings




Kosher Buddhism's downloadable teachings




Lama Marut Live Simulcast: Practical Buddhism's downloadable teachings




Living Meditation and Mindful Living's downloadable teachings




Lojong - Developing the Good Heart: Course 14's downloadable teachings




Mental Caffeine's downloadable teachings




Mindfulness Meditation Group Sit's downloadable teachings




One Bright Hour's downloadable teachings




Peace In Peace Out's downloadable teachings




Play and Practice's downloadable teachings




Power and Grace's downloadable teachings




Resting Retreat's downloadable teachings




Salsa Social's downloadable teachings




Shoot the Moon: 7th Annual Bliss Fest's downloadable teachings




Taking Hold of Change's downloadable teachings




Teen Meditation Workshop: Making Headway's downloadable teachings




The 007 Series: Agents of Chill's downloadable teachings




The Art of Appreciation's downloadable teachings




The Embodiment of Freedom's downloadable teachings




The End of Loneliness: Guide to the Good Life — Part 1's downloadable teachings




The Freedom of Retreat's downloadable teachings




The Gift of Being Enough: A Middle Way Course's downloadable teachings




The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part 3's downloadable teachings




The Heart Sutra, or The Theory of Everything in Five Pages or Less.'s downloadable teachings




The Mind Illuminated's downloadable teachings




The Path of the Awakened Artist's downloadable teachings




The Problem, The Cause, The Goal, and The Solution's downloadable teachings




The Truth Diet - Meditation Series's downloadable teachings




Tiger & Dragon: Finding the Path of Balance's downloadable teachings




Why live by a spiriutal path: Mediation Series's downloadable teachings




Yoga of Bass - Music and Your Mission's downloadable teachings




You are Already What You Seek: Free Public Talk & Introduction's downloadable teachings




Your Mind: A User Guide - Meditation Series's downloadable teachings




Your Mind: A User Guide w Special Guest's downloadable teachings




Lauren Benjamin's downloadable teachings



5th Annual Resting Retreat
Posted on Jun 30, 2015 - 10:27 PM
May 29/, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Wisdom is the spark that ignites joy, the source that sustains freedom and the flawless guide we discover within. Grounded in Buddhist wisdom, this weekend retreat will create a compassionate space that supports meaningful exploration of the inner journey to intuitive knowing. In both silent reflection and mindful discussion we will uncover pathways to the wisdom-nature of our being.

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Middle Way Series 2 - Living the Life of a Spiritual Renegade
Posted on Apr 12, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Abandon your suffering, uproot your dissatisfaction and experience deep-seated contentment. Using “A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life” as the roadmap, this foundational Middle Way course focuses on the ways and wisdom for living the good life here and now. Happiness is in your hands.

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/core-class

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ACI 12 - Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life - Lama Lauren
Posted on Nov 02, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Experience the last part of this three part classic introspection on the final chapters of the Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.  Put your thinking caps on because we delve into the land of WISDOM!!

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The Heart Sutra: A Meditation on the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Posted on Feb 19, 2012 - 03:42 PM

Discover how reality truly exists using the eternal wisdom of this world-renowned prayer from ancient Buddhist texts. Learn how our very nature, including our bodies, minds and identities are not what they appear to be. Find out where things are really coming from.

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aci-la-heart-sutra

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Bok Jinpa 05
Posted on Oct 12, 2011 - 04:02 PM

How can we use the mind – conditioned to misunderstanding – to free the mind? A knife cannot cut itself. Yet a stick, broken in two, can start a fire and the fire can consume the sticks. This is how a mistaken mind can destroy its own mistakes and be freed. Learn how to “break the stick” and bok jinpa – set fire – to your mistaken mind through deepening your meditation practice.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not taken any previous Bok Jinpa courses, it is necessary to speak with Lauren about attending.

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Bok Jinpa 04: Setting Fire to Your Meditation, Part IV
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:10 AM
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Class 7 Final Meditation 1
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Bok Jinpa 03: Setting Fire to Your Meditation, Part III
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:08 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bokjinpa3

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Bok Jinpa 02: Setting Fire to Your Meditation, Part II
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:06 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bokjinpa2

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Bok Jinpa 01: Setting Fire to Your Meditation
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:05 AM
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ACI Courses

ACI-07: The Bodhisattva Vows
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:26 PM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aci-course-7—-bodhisatva-vows

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ACI-12: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 3 Co-Taught with Catherine Eaton
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:25 PM
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ACI-05: How Karma Works
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:23 PM
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Dharma Essentials

The Dharma Essentials Courses provide "essential" versions of the fifteen ACI Formal Study Courses for those who just want the "bottom line" or do not have the time for the full Formal Study Course. Each Dharma Essentials Course consists of four classes of oral instruction and assumes no previous background in Buddhism. Each class is based on a few pages of reading from the original texts (often translated from the Tibetan for the first time). Unlike the Formal Study Courses, Dharma Essentials Courses require no homeworks, quizzes, or final examination. Each class comes with a fifteen minute per day meditation assignment correlated to the material covered in that class and designed to help your practice and improve your life. "Dharma Essentials" -- everything you need to know to begin, renew, or enhance your spiritual life!

Dharma Essentials 14: Lojong
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:03 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aci14-lojong%28de%29

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The Bhagavad Gita

How to Live Well in a Messy World
Posted on Oct 08, 2015 - 02:07 PM
Sep 14/, 2015 - Oct 19, 2015

In this course, we will use one of the world’s great spiritual classics - the Bhagavad Gita - to learn how to both pay attention to karma and also surpass it, while staying grounded in, and connected to, our goals and our joy.

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Rick Blue's downloadable teachings



Spiritual Partners
Posted on Oct 10, 2011 - 03:33 PM

Learn how to create the causes for a beautiful partnership, find the perfect partner, and maintain the feeling of falling in love for years to come.

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Taking Halloween Into the Path: Unmasking Our Real Ghosts, Demons and Boogeymen
Posted on Apr 20, 2011 - 02:47 PM

After the candy is eaten and the costumes are put away, we can find where the real demons, the fears that prey on us and the ghosts that haunt us truly reside.  Forget about Freddy Kruger, the real hunting ground is in our mind.

Join senior teacher Rick Blue, as we kick open the closet, look under the bed and shine the light on the Boogeyman.  We will explore identifying our demons, how they threaten our happiness and strategies for making them disappear for good. 

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/halloween-unmasked

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ACI Courses

ACI VII: The Buddhist Vows
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:20 PM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bodhisattvavows09

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Spiritual Partners

The Dharma of Love
Posted on Dec 14, 2010 - 11:22 PM

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dharmaoflove

Using the timeless advise of master Arya Nagarujana, learn how we can become sacramental gardeners and use our partner as a powerful agent to help us blossom into enlightened beings.

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The Dharma of Love
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:43 AM
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Lindsay Crouse's downloadable teachings



Notes from the Perimeter
Posted on Dec 12, 2012 - 09:03 PM
Nov 19/, 2012 - Nov 19, 2012

This special class from Lama Lindsay investigates what we can discover in ourselves when we are willing to look deep in our own hearts and venture to the edge of our being.

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/27153488

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Creative Where it Counts
Posted on Dec 10, 2011 - 07:01 PM

Creative Where It Counts - Getting up on your feet in the field of play, you’ll use the principles of acting and Buddhism to discover how what you intend and what you do create your character, or the person you think you are. Everyone is welcome to play.

Lindsay Crouse is an Academy Award-nominated actress, who has taught directing at USC Graduate Film School, and acting at major universities nationwide. Merging her love of Buddhism and art, she has developed a unique series of classes blending the craft of acting with the philosophy of dharma. The series of classes include: “No More Enemies,” “Spelunking into Paradise,” “Freedom in the Field of Play,” and “Creative Where It Counts.”

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:> http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19043011

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Spiritual Partners
Posted on Oct 10, 2011 - 03:33 PM

Learn how to create the causes for a beautiful partnership, find the perfect partner, and maintain the feeling of falling in love for years to come.

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ACI Course 11: Guide to the Bodhisattv’a Way of Life Part 2
Posted on Apr 20, 2011 - 02:21 PM
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Class 8 MP3
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ACI Courses

ACI Course 14: Lojong, Vajramudra Center, Cape Ann
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:01 AM
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Class 7 - 7/5/10 Class Notes MP3
Class 8 - 7/12/10 Tibetan Study Material MP3
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ACI Course 3: Applied Meditation
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:00 AM
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ACI Course 10: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 1
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:58 AM
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ACI XVI Review Course
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:56 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aci16greatideas1

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No More Enemies

No More Enemies At All, Vajramudra Center, Cape Ann
Posted on Nov 01, 2010 - 06:31 PM
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No More Enemies At All, New York City
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:53 AM
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No More Enemies At All
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:51 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nomoreenemies

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Retreat Teachings

Windhover 2008 Teachings
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:46 AM
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Karma and Emptiness MP3
Taking Personal Responsibility MP3
The Karma of Love MP3



Spelunking

Spelunking into Paradise
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:48 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/spelunking

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Spiritual Partners

The Dharma of Love
Posted on Dec 14, 2010 - 11:22 PM

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dharmaoflove

Using the timeless advise of master Arya Nagarujana, learn how we can become sacramental gardeners and use our partner as a powerful agent to help us blossom into enlightened beings.

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Class 1 MP3
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The Dharma of Drama

The Field of Play
Posted on Jan 17, 2011 - 11:27 PM
May 08/, 2010 - May 10, 2010

Academy Award-nominated actor Lindsay Crouse uses principles of Buddhism to teach a fresh approach to the art of acting.  Drama isn’t based on conflict.  Like dharma it’s based on love.  Act for the sake of others, On the stage and off.  You’ll learn to be truly happy, and free to nourish the world.

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The Dharma of Drama
Posted on Dec 12, 2010 - 11:01 PM

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dharmaofdrama

The world is in trouble and the artists in it are longing for a new paradigm. Using the metaphor of drama, and principles of Tibetan Buddhism, Lindsay will show how we can cut away our old assumptions and through the right use of imagination, remove… The world is in trouble and the artists in it are longing for a new paradigm. Using the metaphor of drama, and principles of Tibetan Buddhism, Lindsay will show how we can cut away our old assumptions and through the right use of imagination, remove all doubt that anything is possible.

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Catherine Eaton's downloadable teachings



Dharma Essentials 1
Posted on Apr 19, 2011 - 10:17 PM

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/de13

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Lam Rim: A Real Map to Enlightenment
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:38 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lam-rim

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ACI Courses

ACI-12: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 3 Co-Taught with Catherine Eaton
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:25 PM
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Jed Forman's downloadable teachings

ACI Courses

ACI Course 13: The Art of Reasoning
Posted on Feb 25, 2014 - 10:03 PM

One of the gifts of Buddhism is that it teaches how to use reason to benefit our everyday lives. In this course, we’ll discover that logic can empower us to improve our relationships, make better use of our natural decision-making skills, and bring us to a more intimate connection with our reality. We will also study the ancient art of Buddhist debate. As we practice using these tools in class, we will find that by working together we are able to find greater clarity within our own mind.

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=CORE%20CLASS%20ACI%2013

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Class 4 - 2/3/2014 Class 4 MP3 Download
Class 5 - 2/10/2014 Class 5 MP3 Download
Class 6 - 2/17/2014 Class 6 MP3 Download
Class 7 - 2/24/2014 Class 7 MP3 Download
Class 8 - 3/3/2014 Class 8 MP3 Download
Class 9 - 3/10/2014 Class 9 MP3 Download



Sal Gallina's downloadable teachings



Lam Rim: A Real Map to Enlightenment
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:38 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lam-rim

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Geshe Michael and Lama Christie's downloadable teachings



Emptiness: A deep Dive - An Exploration of “A” and “The,” with Geshe Michael Roach
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:11 AM
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The Tibetan Book of Meditation with Lama Christie
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:28 PM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tibetanmeditationbook

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Michael Hewitt's downloadable teachings



Arts Talk with Michael Hewitt
Posted on Jun 16, 2013 - 10:42 PM
Jun 07/, 2013 - Jun 07, 2013

Mira Kingsley has an open conversation with Michael Hewitt about passion, purpose, and practice.

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Awe: Abiding in the Open Sky of the Mind
Posted on Jun 12, 2013 - 08:16 PM
Jun 08/, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013

“Awe” is a universal experience. Whether it’s actively sought out or thrust upon us, the interaction with It invokes states of energized presence, epiphany, euphoria, true love, butterflies in the stomach, humility, vulnerability, fascination or fear. This class will be focused on celebrating how our passions, predilections and gifts bring us into a state of awe. Learn how to be receptive to what’s occurring in our bodies, hearts and minds as awe unfolds in order to enter the state repeatedly.

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Mira Kingsley's downloadable teachings



The Artist: Why You Matter
Posted on Dec 10, 2011 - 07:17 PM

The Artist: Why You Matter - Many artists struggle with the tension between their desire to express and the fear that their expression is ultimately worthless. This fear is incited by the fact that the values of our consumer-focused society directly oppose the elements of a healthy, artistic practice. Our discussion seeks to liberate fear by embracing and championing the insignificance of the artist in order to illuminate the invaluable role of the creative spirit.

Mira Kingsley has been teaching dance and choreography around the country for more than a decade. In NYC, she taught for several years at New York University (NYU) and then in LA at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She currently serves as a full-time Professor of Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Her work as a director, choreographer and performer focuses on the compelling relationship between the performing arts and spiritual practice.

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aci-la-the-threshold

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ACI Course 17: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part II
Posted on Nov 14, 2011 - 01:04 PM

A refresher or overview of foundational points of the path including emptiness, vows and morality. Part II covers ACI Courses 6-10: The Diamond Cutter Sutra, The Bodhisattva Vows, Death and the Realms of Existence, The Ethical Way of Life (Vinaya), and A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Part I). It’s not necessary to have completed ACI Courses 6-10 to attend.

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aci-la-course-17

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Class 1 Cover MP3
Class 2 Readings MP3
Class 3 Homeworks MP3
Class 4 Quizzes MP3
Class 5 Final MP3
Class 6 Answer Key MP3
Class 7 Class Notes MP3
Tibetan Study Material


Mahamudra: The 6 Flavors of Emptiness
Posted on Oct 13, 2011 - 05:05 PM

Understanding emptiness means the difference between being frustrated or free in this life. Satisfy your hunger for freedom with the 6 flavors of emptiness.

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mahamudra6flavors

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Exchanging Self and Others
Posted on Apr 19, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/exchanging-self

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The Art Sutra: Understanding Your Four Infinite Bodies
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:45 AM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/channel/artsutra

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Class 1 MP3


Dharma Essentials 3: Applied Meditation
Posted on Mar 30, 2010 - 11:53 PM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/de3-meditation

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 Reading MP3
Class 2 MP3
Class 3 MP3
Class 4 MP3



Cindy Lee's downloadable teachings



Living the Lifestyle of a True Yogi
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Talk given with Cindy Lee at the Wanderlust Festival, Stratton, Vermont, on June 23, 2012.

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Audio Reading MP3


Free From Anxiety: Purify Pride and Jujitsu Jealousy with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee
Posted on Jun 13, 2012 - 12:22 PM

How can we free ourselves from anxieties about hierarchy, competition and status yet still live a life of success and fulfillment? In these two classes Cindy Lee will explore a Buddhist approach to working with our pride and jealousy and ways in which we can cultivate both humility and supreme confidence for a happier life.
Talk given by Lama Marut & Cindy Lee at The Yoga Seed Collective, Sacramento, CA 6/2/2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 Reading 1 MP3
Class 2 Reading 2 MP3


DEVOTION: The Easy Path
Posted on May 13, 2012 - 06:11 PM

The Narada Bhakti Sutra
with Cindy Lee

“Devotion is an easier path than any other.
The proof of this is self-evident and does not depend on any other proof.
And because it is the very nature of peace and the highest bliss.”

~ Narada Bhakti Sutra

Taught by Lama Cindy Lee May 13th 2012 at Oasis Holistic Singapore

Description Written Materials Audio
class Reading MP3


The 8 Limbs of Yoga
Posted on May 13, 2012 - 05:55 PM

“How the 8 Limbs of Yoga Help You Understand Nagarjuna!”
Taught by Cindy Lee and Venerable Lama Marut at Oasis Holistic Singapore

Description Written Materials Audio
class 8 Limbs of Yoga Reading MP3


Meditations & Methods for Renunciation, Refuge and Responsibility
Posted on Sep 12, 2011 - 11:09 AM

Building upon Friday night’s teaching “Renunciation, Refuge and Responsibility”, Cindy Lee and Lama Marut offer a workshop on relief from restless wandering and seeking. They will teach practical yet powerful methods and meditations for gaining stability and strength during life’s ups and downs.

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 MP3
Class 2 MP3


Yoga Is Union
Posted on Sep 05, 2011 - 06:06 PM

Yoga is Union, by Lama Cindy Lee with Lama Marut, at the Yoga Seed Collective, Sacramento, CA, Sept. 5, 2011

The word yoga can be translated as “union” or joining – union of body and mind, union of our perception of our inner and outer world, the uniting of ourselves and others, or dissolving our imbalanced energies of attachment and aversion into a centered union.

The Bhagavad Gita says that the highest and most secret union is the yoga of devotion – joining ourselves to God. Our longing to feel connected to the divine, and our mistaken perception that we exist apart from Them drives our desire every moment of the day.

In this teaching, Cindy Lee will explore how this highest union of wisdom and love join together, inseparably, in Bhakti Yoga.

Description Written Materials Audio
Class Reading MP3



Retreat Teachings

The Art Sutra Urban Retreat, Mahasukha Centre, LA - Lama Marut and Cindy Lee
Posted on Apr 28, 2010 - 10:00 PM

USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9484642

Description Written Materials Audio
09.10.2010 PDF - Marut MP3
PDF- Cindy



The Spiritual Teacher

Divine Madness: Sitting at the Feet of the Master - PART 2 - Vajramudra Center
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:36 AM

With Cindy Lee, GUIDED MEDITATION with LAMA MARUT
USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6342777

Description Written Materials Audio
4/21/2010 PDF MP3
MEDITATION WITH LAMA MARUT MP3


Divine Madness: Sitting at the Feet of the Master - PART 1
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 03:28 AM

With Cindy Lee, GUIDED MEDITATION with LAMA MARUT
USTREAMWatch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM: > http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6147356

Description Written Materials Audio
4/13/2010 PDF MP3
MEDITATION WITH LAMA MARUT MP3



Venerable Marut's downloadable teachings



The Yoga of Devotion in the Bhagavad Gita
Posted on Jan 22, 2014 - 10:39 PM
Nov 25/, 2013 - Jan 25, 2014

Lama Marut explains the yoga of devotion, or Bhakti Yoga, through the Bhagavad Gita.

Description Written Materials Audio
The Yoga of Devotion in the Bhagavad Gita PDF Handout MP3


The Four Worthy Truths
Posted on Dec 12, 2013 - 10:06 PM
Dec 06/, 2013 - Dec 06, 2013

Lama Marut explains the problem, cause, and solution to suffering as laid out in Wheel of Dharma Sutta, where Lord Buddha Outlines the four worthy truths (sometimes translated as the four noble truths).

Description Written Materials Audio
The Four Worthy Truths PDF Handout MP3


Where’s Waldo
Posted on Aug 30, 2013 - 10:50 AM
Aug 29/, 2013 - Aug 29, 2013

“Where’s Waldo,” given in Sacramento on Aug. 29, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Where's Waldo MP3


Christian-Buddhist Dialogue with Reverend Brian Baker
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 - 11:02 PM
Aug 29/, 2013 - Aug 29, 2013

Christian-Buddhist Dialogue with Reverend Brian Baker, Sacramento, Aug. 29, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Christian-Buddhist Dialogue with Reverend Brian Baker PDF MP3


Everybody’s Somebody In Exactly the Same Way
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 - 10:59 PM
Aug 28/, 2013 - Aug 28, 2013

Everybody’s Somebody In Exactly the Same Way - teaching given at South Lake Tahoe, August 28, 2103

Description Written Materials Audio
Everybody’s Somebody In Exactly the Same Way MP3


Get Unbusy
Posted on Aug 27, 2013 - 10:35 AM
Aug 26/, 2013 - Aug 26, 2013

“Get Unbusy,” given in Reno on August 26, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Get Unbusy MP3


Living La Vida Sana
Posted on Aug 22, 2013 - 10:01 AM
Aug 12/, 2013 - Aug 12, 2013

“Living La Vida Sana,” given at Byfield, Mass, on Aug. 12, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Living La Vida Sana MP3


How Karma Really Works
Posted on Aug 22, 2013 - 09:30 AM
Aug 19/, 2013 - Aug 19, 2013

“How Karma Really Works,” given at Gloucester, Mass., on Aug. 19, 2013

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How Karma Really Works MP3


It’s Like This Now
Posted on Aug 16, 2013 - 06:09 PM
Aug 11/, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013

“It’s Like This Now,” given in NYC on Aug. 11, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
It's Like This Now MP3


How Karma Works
Posted on Aug 16, 2013 - 05:57 PM
Aug 10/, 2013 - Aug 10, 2013

“How Karma Works,” given in NYC on Aug. 10, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
How Karma Works PDF MP3


“Who the Hell Am I?”
Posted on Aug 16, 2013 - 05:45 PM
Aug 09/, 2013 - Aug 09, 2013

“Who the Hell Am I?” given in NYC on Aug. 9, 2014

Description Written Materials Audio
"Who the Hell Am I?" MP3


Virtue is Its Own Reward: The Relationship between Karma and Contentment
Posted on Aug 10, 2013 - 06:15 PM
Aug 08/, 2013 - Aug 08, 2013

“Virtue is Its Own Reward: The Relationship between Karma and Contentment” given in Nashville on Aug. 8, 2013

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Virtue is Its Own Reward MP3


It’s Not Self-Help If It’s All About You
Posted on Aug 10, 2013 - 06:13 PM
Aug 06/, 2013 - Aug 06, 2013

“It’s Not Self-Help If It’s All About You,” given at Nashville on Aug. 6, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Not Self Help MP3


Qualities and Characteristics: The Analysis of Self-Nature
Posted on Aug 10, 2013 - 06:09 PM
Aug 06/, 2013 - Aug 06, 2013

“Qualities and Characteristics (chi jedrak): The ‘Analysis of Self-Nature’ Chapter in Arya Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on the Middle Way”, given at Nashville on Aug. 6, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Qualities and Characteristics PDF MP3


Action for its Own Sake
Posted on Aug 05, 2013 - 08:10 PM
Jul 19/, 2013 - Jul 19, 2013

Lama Marut offers advice on how we can reconcile the “action for its own sake” we engage in when we’re really in the flow, and living according to the laws of karma in order to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Description Written Materials Audio
Action for its Own Sake PDF Handout MP3


Asia Yoga Conference Teachings
Posted on Jun 08, 2013 - 09:19 PM
Jun 07/, 2013 - Jun 09, 2013

Lama Marut gives teachings on the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra at the Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, June, 2013.

Description Written Materials Audio
Session 1 PDF MP3
Session 2 PDF MP3
Session 3 PDF MP3
Session 4 PDF MP3


Self-Improvement - Melbourne 2013
Posted on Jun 01, 2013 - 09:40 AM
May 24/, 2013 - May 24, 2013

Lama Marut explores what self-improvement really entails. Given in Melbourne on May 24, 2013

Description Written Materials Audio
Self-Improvement MP3


Living Wisely in Today’s World: Advice from the Bhagavad Gita
Posted on Jun 01, 2013 - 09:32 AM
May 31/, 2013 - May 31, 2013

Lama Marut shares wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita, called the gem of Indian spirituality, on how to live with wisdom in our everyday world. Given in Singapore on May 31, 2013.

Description Written Materials Audio
Living Wisely PDF MP3


How Karma Works - Singapore 2013
Posted on Jun 01, 2013 - 09:23 AM
Jun 01/, 2013 - Jun 01, 2013

Karma isn’t just a cool spiritual way to get whatever you selfishly want in life, but rather a method to change your perceptions of yourself, the world, and other people and practice contentment.  Given at the Buddhist Library in Singapore on June 1, 2013.

Description Written Materials Audio
How Karma Works PDF MP3


A Spiritual Renegade’s Manifesto
Posted on Aug 26, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Talk was given by Lama Marut at the Universalist Unitarian church in West Newton, Mass., on Aug. 14, 2012.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Euphobia
Posted on Aug 15, 2012 - 04:16 PM

Public talk given by Lama Marut in Byfield, Mass., on Aug. 6, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


The Holy Fool: From Spaced Out to Spaciousness
Posted on Jul 18, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Talk given by Lama Marut in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 15, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Perfect Contentment
Posted on Jul 18, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Talk given by Lama Marut at Nashville, Tennessee, on July 15, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Being a Spiritual Reneagade
Posted on Jul 18, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Public talk given in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 14, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


This Is What I Heard: Finding the Heart in the Heart Sutra
Posted on Jul 18, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Talk given by Lama Marut in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 14, 2013.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


The Buddha Was Not a Buddhist
Posted on Jul 14, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Talk given by Lama Marut at the Three Jewels in Vancouver, July 8, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Inciting Happiness
Posted on Jul 07, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Talk given on July 5th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Description Written Materials Audio
Part 1 MP3
Part 2 MP3
Part 3 MP3


The Nature of Desire
Posted on Jul 07, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Talk given on July 4 at Joos Yoga Studio, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Liberphobia: The Fear of Freedom and How to Overcome It
Posted on Jul 07, 2012 - 12:41 PM

Talk given on July 4, 2012, at Joos Yoga Studio in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Being a Spiritual Renegade
Posted on Jul 07, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Talk given on July 3, 2012, at McNally Robinson Bookstore, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Disappearing an Irritating Person (and Other Magical Feats of the Spiritual Renegade)
Posted on Jul 03, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Talk by Lama Marut at the Frances Morrisson Public Library in Saskatoon, July 3rd 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Components of a Sane Life
Posted on Jul 03, 2012 - 02:35 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut on July2, 2012, at Joos Yoga, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Radical Contentment
Posted on Jul 03, 2012 - 02:30 PM

Talk by Lama Marut given on June 30, 2012, at Santosha Yoga studio in Chesterfield, Michigan

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


How to Stay Happy, No Matter What
Posted on Jul 03, 2012 - 02:25 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut at Bodhi Seed Yoga and Wellness Studio, Mount Clemens, Michigan, on June 30, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio WMA


Inciting Happiness
Posted on Jul 03, 2012 - 02:22 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut on June 29, 2012, at Red Lotus Yoga, Rochester HIlls, Michigan

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Mature Spirituality
Posted on Jun 29, 2012 - 08:49 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut in Buck’s County, PA, on June 28, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Being a Spiritual Renegade
Posted on Jun 29, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Talk by Lama Marut given at Dig Yoga, Lambertville, NJ, on June 27, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


How Yoga Really Works
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 - 05:14 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut at the Wanderlust Festival, Stratton, Vermont, on June 23, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Living the Lifestyle of a True Yogi
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Talk given with Cindy Lee at the Wanderlust Festival, Stratton, Vermont, on June 23, 2012.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


The Union of Shiva and Shakti in Music, Dance and Sound
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 - 05:09 PM

Talk given with Darin McFadyn and Claire Thompson at the Wanderlust Festival, Stratton, Vermont, on June 22, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Liberated While Living: Depictions of Jivanmukti
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut at the Wanderlust Festival, Stratton, Vermont, on June 22, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Perfect Contentment
Posted on Jun 23, 2012 - 07:08 PM

“Perfect Contentment,” talk given in Newburyport, Mass., on June 21, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Buddha Wasn’t Buddhist: Losing the ‘Isms’ and Finding the Truth
Posted on Jun 21, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Lama Marut talk given on June 20, 2012, in Essex, Mass.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Taking Control of Life
Posted on Jun 21, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Talk by Lama Marut given on June 19, 2012, at Kitty’s restaurant in North Reading, Mass.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Develop To Discover: Acceptance Not Apathy
Posted on Jun 18, 2012 - 09:45 AM

Teaching given by Lama Marut at Lucky Lotus NYC June 17th

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Radical Contentment: The Most Revolutionary Idea of All
Posted on Jun 18, 2012 - 09:41 AM

Teaching given by Lama Marut at Lucky Lotus NYC June 16th

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


Transforming Problems Into Opportunities
Posted on Jun 16, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Talk given by Lama Marut at the Yoga House, Piermont, NY, on June 16

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Stop Honking in Gridlock!
Posted on Jun 16, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Stop Honking in Gridlock! Changing What You Can Change, Relaxing about What You Can’t, and Knowing the Difference Between the Two.
Teaching given by Lama Marut at the Tibet House NYC on June 15th

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio MP3


Radical Contentment: How to Stay Happy–No Matter What
Posted on Jun 16, 2012 - 12:24 PM

Teaching given by Lama Marut at 3 Jewels NYC on June14th

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio 1 Reading MP3


Free From Anxiety: Purify Pride and Jujitsu Jealousy with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee
Posted on Jun 13, 2012 - 12:22 PM

How can we free ourselves from anxieties about hierarchy, competition and status yet still live a life of success and fulfillment? In these two classes Cindy Lee will explore a Buddhist approach to working with our pride and jealousy and ways in which we can cultivate both humility and supreme confidence for a happier life.
Talk given by Lama Marut & Cindy Lee at The Yoga Seed Collective, Sacramento, CA 6/2/2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 Reading 1 MP3
Class 2 Reading 2 MP3


From Victimhood to Mastery
Posted on Jun 13, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Teaching given by Lama Marut at Go Yoga, 112 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY on 6/12/2012

Description Written Materials Audio
audio reading MP3


Killing Anger: Stratagies for Overcoming Your Worst Enemy
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 - 06:42 PM

A workshop based on advise from Master Shantideva’s chapter on patience in the Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.
Teaching by Lama Marut, given at the Mahasukha Center from 6/8-6/10/12

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 Reading MP3
Class 2 MP3
Class 3 MP3
Class 4 MP3


Radical Contentment: The Most Revolutionary Idea of All
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 - 06:35 PM

Talk given at Zuda Yoga, Sacramento, CA, on June 3, 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
audio reading MP3


A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life
Posted on Jun 03, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Lama Marut gives a teaching at Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC), Aspen Room Part of the Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series.
Given May 31st 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
audio MP3


Forgivness: An Interfaith Dialogue with Lama Marut and Reverend Brian Baker
Posted on Jun 03, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Interfaith Dialogue with Lama Marut and Reverend Brian Baker
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2626 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA

Description Written Materials Audio
audio MP3


Polishing Stones: Fnding the Guru in Irritating Persons
Posted on May 29, 2012 - 01:57 PM

Teaching by Venerable Lama Marut given at Diamond Heart Center in Reno, NV May 28th 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
audio reading MP3


Just the Facts Ma’am: The Universality of Truth with Lama Marut
Posted on May 25, 2012 - 02:47 PM

In the ancient Indian Sanskrit text called the Rig Veda, it is said, “Truth is one; the sages call it by different names.” Lama Marut will explore specifically what “it” is that’s universally taught by all the authentic spiritual traditions. He will also discuss how to integrate these fundamental, time-tested truths into our daily lives.

Taught at Mahasukha May 24th 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Class Reading MP3


Losing the Self to Find It
Posted on May 18, 2012 - 04:10 PM

Public talks by Venerable Marut given at Breathing Space in Melbourne Australia
May 18th & 19th 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 reading 1 MP3
Class 2 reading 2 MP3


Lam Rim in Singapore
Posted on May 16, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Venerable Marut teaches the Lam Rim in Singapore

Description Written Materials Audio
class 1 reading MP3
class 2 MP3
class 3 MP3
class 4 MP3


Arya Nagarjuna Chapter 15
Posted on May 15, 2012 - 03:33 PM

Lama Marut teaching at Oasis Holistic, Singapore, on May 14, 2012.

Description Written Materials Audio
class reading MP3


Arya Nagarjuna Chapter 26
Posted on May 13, 2012 - 06:42 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class Reading MP3


Living the Good Life: How to Find and Perpetuate True Happiness
Posted on May 13, 2012 - 06:33 PM

“Living the Good Life: How to Find and Perpetuate True Happiness.”

Taught by Venerable Lama Marut in Singapore May 11th 2012

Description Written Materials Audio
class reading MP3


DEVOTION: The Easy Path
Posted on May 13, 2012 - 06:11 PM

The Narada Bhakti Sutra
with Cindy Lee

“Devotion is an easier path than any other.
The proof of this is self-evident and does not depend on any other proof.
And because it is the very nature of peace and the highest bliss.”

~ Narada Bhakti Sutra

Taught by Lama Cindy Lee May 13th 2012 at Oasis Holistic Singapore

Description Written Materials Audio
class Reading MP3


The 8 Limbs of Yoga
Posted on May 13, 2012 - 05:55 PM

“How the 8 Limbs of Yoga Help You Understand Nagarjuna!”
Taught by Cindy Lee and Venerable Lama Marut at Oasis Holistic Singapore

Description Written Materials Audio
class 8 Limbs of Yoga Reading MP3


Whats Love Got To Do With It: Hong Kong
Posted on Jan 17, 2012 - 04:59 PM

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” ~ With Lama Marut
A free public talk in Singapore and Hong Kong on generating true and lasting love and compassion for yourself and others.

Description Written Materials Audio
Class Reading MP3


Whats Love Got To Do With It: Singapore
Posted on Jan 10, 2012 - 09:48 PM

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” ~ With Lama Marut
A free public talk in Singapore and Hong Kong on generating true and lasting love and compassion for yourself and others.

Description Written Materials Audio
Audio Reading MP3


The 4th annual Australian Meditation Conference with Lama Marut
Posted on Dec 05, 2011 - 11:51 PM

Lama Marut participates in the 4th annual Australian Meditation Conference.  The conference brings together some of the most interesting and inspiring meditation teachers, leaders and thinkers from Australia and beyond.

Description Written Materials Audio
audio MP3


Epic Fail
Posted on Oct 08, 2011 - 08:32 PM

“Epic Fail: Disappointment as a Path to Happiness.” Anyone who has actually tried to improve themselves spiritually knows what failure looks and feels like. In fact, the only way not to fail is not try at all — or to make such feeble efforts that there’s no risk of not succeeding.

A true spiritual warrior is really going for it and is, correlatively, regularly not making it. But he or she is also not giving up, knowing that there’s nothing else more important in life to be doing. When such a spiritual gladiator loses a round to one or another of the 80,000 mental afflictions, they get back up, dust themselves off, and get back into the “rage in the cage,” bloodied but unbowed.

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 Reading MP3
Class 2 MP3


Meditations & Methods for Renunciation, Refuge and Responsibility
Posted on Sep 12, 2011 - 11:09 AM

Building upon Friday night’s teaching “Renunciation, Refuge and Responsibility”, Cindy Lee and Lama Marut offer a workshop on relief from restless wandering and seeking. They will teach practical yet powerful methods and meditations for gaining stability and strength during life’s ups and downs.

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 MP3
Class 2 MP3


Renunciation, Refuge and Responsibility: An Evening with Lama Marut
Posted on Sep 12, 2011 - 11:07 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class MP3


Yoga Is Union
Posted on Sep 05, 2011 - 06:06 PM

Yoga is Union, by Lama Cindy Lee with Lama Marut, at the Yoga Seed Collective, Sacramento, CA, Sept. 5, 2011

The word yoga can be translated as “union” or joining – union of body and mind, union of our perception of our inner and outer world, the uniting of ourselves and others, or dissolving our imbalanced energies of attachment and aversion into a centered union.

The Bhagavad Gita says that the highest and most secret union is the yoga of devotion – joining ourselves to God. Our longing to feel connected to the divine, and our mistaken perception that we exist apart from Them drives our desire every moment of the day.

In this teaching, Cindy Lee will explore how this highest union of wisdom and love join together, inseparably, in Bhakti Yoga.

Description Written Materials Audio
Class Reading MP3


Droping Your Nets/Giving Up the World: The Real Meaning of Renunciation in a Spiritual Life
Posted on Sep 05, 2011 - 08:44 AM

“DROP YOUR NETS / GIVING UP THE WORLD” The Real Meaning of Renunciation in the Spiritual Life.  Lama Marut joins Reverend Brian Baker for their third interfaith gathering! This special teaching was givin September 4th At Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento.

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/drop-your-nets-giving-up-the-world

Description Written Materials Audio
Class Reading MP3


Whats Love Got To Do With It
Posted on Aug 28, 2011 - 10:59 PM

Teaching given by Lama Marut at Diamond Heart Dharma center in Reno NV 8/25/2011

Description Written Materials Audio
Class Class Reading MP3


“No Problems, No Worries, No Dramas: How to Live a Happy Life Through Thick and Thin.”
Posted on Aug 17, 2011 - 09:37 AM
Aug 15/, 2011

Teaching by Lama Marut with guided meditation by Cindy Lee
Location: Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA

Description Written Materials Audio
Meditation w/ Cindy Lee Class Readings MP3
Class MP3


Lama Marut’s Great Retreat Teachings July 2011
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 - 10:17 PM
Jul 04/, 2011 - Jul 13, 2011
Description Written Materials Audio
July 4th Class 1 Class Readings MP3
July 5th Meditation 1 MP3
July 5th Class 2 MP3
July 5th Class 3 MP3
July 6th Meditation 2 MP3
July 6th Class 4 MP3
July 6th Class 5 MP3
July 7th Meditation 3 MP3
July 8th Meditaiton 4 MP3
July 9th Meditation 5 MP3
July 10th Meditation 6 MP3
July 11th Meditation 7 MP3
July 11th Class 6 MP3
July 11th Class 7 MP3
July 12th Meditation 8 MP3
July 12th Class 8 MP3
July 12th Class 9 MP3
July 13th Med 9 & QnA MP3


TROUBLE IN PARADISE: A Retreat on Ending Anxiety and Depression, Once and For All
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 - 05:06 PM
Jun 23/, 2011

At Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Big Island, Hawaii

Some excerpts for now… Updates ongoing…

Description Written Materials Audio
“Blissful Path to Bliss” – Public Talk with Lama Marut Blissful Path to Bliss MP3
The “Chain of Pain” from the Bhagavad Gita - with Cindy Lee MP3
The “Chain of Pain” from the Bhagavad Gita part 2 MP3
Living Beings and the Conquerors – Guru Yoga with Cindy Lee MP3


THE YOGA OF WISDOM
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 - 04:55 PM
Jun 04/, 2011

A Retreat at Satyananda Yoga Ashram, Rocklyn, Victoria, Australia.

Description Written Materials Audio
The Art of a Daily Practice – with Lama Marut & Cindy Lee MP3


THE HAPPINESS OF FREEDOM –
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 - 02:16 PM

Taught by Cindy Lee with special teachings by Lama Marut
In this course, we learn a gorgeous visualization that helps us internalize the “steps of the path” or the “mandala of enlightenment.” Based on the Lam Rim of Je Tsongkapa’s Source of All My Good with Pabonka Rinpoche’s commentary Preparing for Tantra.

Watch the archived videocast of this course on USTREAM:
Class 1 VIDEO http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12835063
Class 2 VIDEO http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12994436
Class 3 VIDEO http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13144209
Class 4 VIDEO http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13311395
Class 5 VIDEO http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14581333
Class 6 VIDEO http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14738888

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 “The Dark Forest and the Light of the Lama” Full Course Reading MP3
LamRim Meditation01 The Source of All My Good MP3
Class 2 “Great Fortune, First Steps” 10 Qualities MP3
LamRim Meditation02 MP3
Class 3 “Fruits That Never Fail” MP3
LamRim Meditation03 MP3
Class 4 “Longing for Freedom” MP3
LamRim Meditation04 MP3
Class 5 “The Heart of a Saint” MP3
LamRim Meditation05 MP3
Class 6 “The Body and Mind of an Angel” MP3
LamRim Meditation06 MP3



ACI Formal Study Review 

Please remember that the ACI Review courses cannot be taken by correspondence. To receive ACI course credit, you must take these courses live from an ACI teacher.

ACI Course XVII: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part II, Vancouver
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:21 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 01 02/10/09 Cover MP3
Teaching 02 02/10/09 Introduction MP3
Teaching 03 02/10/09 Reading MP3
Teaching 04 02/11/09 Tibetan MP3
Teaching 05 02/11/09 Notes MP3
Teaching 06 02/11/09 Homework MP3
Teaching 07 02/12/09 Quiz MP3
Teaching 08 02/12/09 Final MP3
Teaching 09 02/12/09 Answer Key MP3


ACI Course XVIII: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part III, Rockport, MA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:20 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 01 11/12/08 Cover MP3
Teaching 02 11/12/08 Introduction MP3
Teaching 03 11/13/08 Reading MP3
Teaching 04 11/13/08 Tibetan MP3
Teaching 05 11/14/08 Homework MP3
Teaching 06 11/14/08 Quiz MP3
Teaching 07 11/15/08 Final MP3
Teaching 08 11/15/08 Answer Key MP3
Teaching 09 11/16/08 MP3
Teaching 10 11/16/08 MP3


ACI Course XVI: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part I. Vancouver, Canada
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:18 PM
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Class 1 Cover MP3
Class 2 Introduction MP3
Class 3 Reading MP3
Class 4 Tibetan MP3
Class 5 Notes MP3
Class 6 Homework MP3
Class 7 Quiz Coming soon
Class 8 Final Coming soon
Answer Key


ACI Course XVII: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part II:
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:16 PM
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Class 1 Cover MP3
Class 2 Reading MP3
Class 3 Introduction MP3
Class 4 Tibetan MP3
Class 5 & 6 Homework MP3
Class 7 Quiz MP3
Class 8 Final MP3
Class 9 & 10 Answer Key MP3


ACI Course XVI: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part I. Rockport, Massachusetts
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:15 PM
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Class 1 Cover MP3
Class 2 Introduction MP3
Class 3 Reading MP3
Class 4 Tibetan MP3
Class 5 Notes MP3
Class 6 Homework MP3
Class 7 Quiz MP3
Class 8 Final MP3
Answer Key


ACI Course XVI: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part I
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:13 PM
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Class 1a Cover MP3
Class 1b MP3
Class 2 Introduction MP3
Class 3 Reading MP3
Class 4 Tibetan MP3
Class 5 Notes MP3
Class 6 Homework MP3
Class 7 Quiz MP3
Class 8 Final MP3
Classes 9-10 Answer Key MP3


ACI Course XVII: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part II
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:11 PM
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Class 1 Cover MP3
Class 2 Reading MP3
Class 3 Introduction MP3
Class 4 Tibetan MP3
Class 5 Homework MP3
Class 6 Quiz MP3
Classes 7-8 Final MP3
Class 9 Answer Key MP3
Class 10 MP3


ACI Course XVIII: The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part III
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:10 PM
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Class 1 Cover MP3
Class 2 Introduction MP3
Class 3 Reading MP3
Class 4 Tibetan MP3
Class 5 Homework MP3
Class 6 Quiz MP3
Classes 7-8 Final MP3
Class 9 Answer Key MP3
Class 10 MP3



ACI In-Depth Courses

ACI In-Depth Course III: Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Exchanging Self
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 12:03 AM

ACI In-Depth Course III: Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Exchanging Self & Others

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Cover Cover
Spine Spine
Syllabus Reading
Class 1 Reading 1A: MP3
HW 1 1B: MP3
Quiz 1
Key 1
Class 2 Reading 2A: MP3
HW 2 2B: MP3
Quiz 2
Key 2
Class 3 Reading 3A: MP3
HW 3 3B: MP3
Quiz 3
Key 3
Class 4 Reading unavailable
HW 4
Quiz 4
Key 4
Class 5 Reading 5A: MP3
HW 5 5B: MP3
Quiz 5
Key 5
Class 6 Reading 6A: MP3
HW 6 6B: MP3
Quiz 6
Key 6
Class 7 Reading 7A: MP3
HW 7 7B: MP3
Quiz 7
Key 7
Class 8 Reading 8A: MP3
HW 8 8B: MP3
Quiz 8
Key 8
Class 9&10 Reading 9&10A: MP3
HW 9 9&10B: MP3
Quiz 9
Key 9
Reading
HW 10
Quiz 10
Key 10
Final Exam FINAL


ACI In-Depth Course II: Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Killing Anger
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:41 PM

ACI In-Depth Course II: Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, The Chapter on Killing Anger

Description Written Materials Audio
Syllabus PDF
Class 1 Reading 1A: MP3
Class 1 Homework 1B: MP3
Class 1 Quiz 1
Class 2 Reading 2: MP3
Class 2 Homework
Class 2 Quiz 2
Class 3 Reading 3A: MP3
Class 3 Homework 3B: MP3
Class 3 Quiz 3
Class 4 Reading 4A: MP3
Class 4 Homework 4B: MP3
Class 4 Quiz 4
Class 5 Reading 5A: MP3
Class 5 Homework 5B: MP3
Class 5 Quiz 5
Class 6 Reading 6A: MP3
Class 6 Homework 6B: MP3
Class 6 Quiz 6
Class 7 Reading 7A: MP3
Class 7 Homework 7B: MP3
Class 7 Quiz 7
Class 8 Reading 8A: MP3
Class 8 Homework 8B: MP3
Class 8 Quiz 8
Classes 9 & 10 Reading 9&10A: MP3
Classes 9 & 10 Homework 9&10B: MP3
Classes 9 & 10 Quiz 9
Classes 9 & 10 Reading
Classes 9 & 10 Homework
Classes 9 & 10 Quiz 10
Answer Key Key 1-10
Final Exam FINAL


ACI In-Depth Course, Teaching of the Future Buddha: The Uttara Tantra of Maitreya
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:37 PM
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Syllabus PDF
Class 1 Reading 1: MP3
HW 1
Quiz 1
Key 1
Sanskrit 1
Class 2 Reading 2: MP3
HW 2
Quiz 2
Key 2
Sanskrit 2
Class 3 Reading 3: MP3
HW 3
Quiz 3
Key 3
Sanskrit 3 & 4
Class 4 Reading 4: MP3
HW 4
Quiz 4
Key 4
Class 5 Reading 5A: MP3
HW 5 5B: MP3
Quiz 5
Key 5
Sanskrit 5
Class 6 HW 6 6: MP3
Quiz 6
Key 6
Sanskrit 6 & 7
Class 7 HW 7 7: MP3
Quiz 7
Key 7
Class 8 HW 8 8: MP3
Quiz 8
Key 8
Sanskrit 8 & 9
Class 9 HW 9
Quiz 9
Key 9
Class 10 HW 10
Quiz 10
Key 10
Sanskrit 10
Final To Come



Being Perfect

Being Unfabulous: The Apotheosis of Ordinary Jo(e), Lucky Lotus, Brooklyn
Posted on Apr 28, 2010 - 09:00 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
09.03.2010 PDF MP3


Aspiration and Acceptance: When to Work Hard & When to Relax, Tahoe
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:45 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 04/06/2010 PDF MP3


Living the Perfect Life, Here and Now, Singapore
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:43 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 01/21/10 PDF MP3
Teaching 01/22/09 MP3


Living the Perfect Life, Here and Now, Lucky Lotus
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:41 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 11/21/09 PDF MP3
Teaching 11/22/09 MP3


Being Perfect, Here and Now, Mahasukha Center
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:40 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 11/04/09 PDF MP3
Teaching 11/03/09 MP3


Perfection in This Lifetime, Mountain Yoga
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:55 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 09/07/09 PDF MP3



Christian Teachings

Cultivating a Relationship with the Divine: Emptiness & Ecstasy in Christianity, New York City
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:38 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 04/12/08 PDF MP3
Class 2 04/13/08 MP3


The Spiritual Teachings of Jesus and the Buddha, Mahasukha Center, Los Angeles, CA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:51 PM

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Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 05/27/09 PDF MP3


Jesus and the Buddha , Vajramudra, Rockport, Massachusetts
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:50 PM

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Teaching 04/28/09 PDF MP3
Teaching 04/29/09 MP3
Teaching 04/30/09 MP3


Dialogue with Reverend Baker,
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:48 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 09/09 DOC MP3


Dialogue with Reverend Baker, Holy Trinity, Sacramento, CA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:46 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 02/01/09 DOC MP3


Dialogue with Reverend Baker, Zuda Yoga, Sacramento, CA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:45 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 09/10/09 DOC MP3


Jesus and the Buddha , Tucson, AZ
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 03:05 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 10/14/09 PDF MP3
Teaching 10/21/09 MP3
Teaching 10/28/09 MP3



Compassion

Depression: Real Causes and Real Cures, Melbourne
Posted on Apr 28, 2010 - 11:00 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
09.15.2010 PDF MP3
Meditation with Cindy MP3


Running A Car-Bomb into Your Self Cherishing, Vajramudra Center
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:35 AM

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4/20/2010 PDF MP3


Running A Car-Bomb into Your Self Cherishing, Mahasukha Center
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:33 AM

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Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 04/12/2010 PDF MP3


Radical Compassion, Diamond Heart Center, Reno
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:31 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 1 04/08/2010 PDF MP3
Teaching 2 04/08/2010 MP3


Guided Meditation on Exchanging Self for Others
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:41 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Preliminaries PDF
How to Meditate PDF
Prayers PDF
Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Guided Meditation on Compassion
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:40 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching MP3
Flash SWF


Guided Meditation on Tong Len
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:33 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching MP3
Flash SWF


Yoga of the Good Heart, Melbourne, Australia
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:41 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 06/10/09 PDF MP3


Teachings on the Four Immeasurables, The Shala, New York City
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:40 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 10/04/08 PDF MP3


Teachings on the Four Immeasurables - Rockport, Massachusetts, March 2008
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:38 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 PDF MP3
Class 2a MP3
Class 2b MP3
Class 3 MP3
Class 4 MP3


Guided Meditation on Exchanging Self for Others, Sacramento
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:37 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Guided Meditation (11/20/07) MP3


Windhover Retreat 2006, Compassion
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:36 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Afternoon Teachings 1: Unavailable
Afternoon Teachings 2: MP3
Afternoon Teachings 3: MP3
Afternoon Teachings 4: MP3
Afternoon Teachings 5: MP3
Weekday Night Teachings 1: MP3
Weekday Night Teachings 2: MP3
Weekday Night Teachings 3: MP3
Weekday Night Teachings 4: MP3
Weekend Teachings 1: MP3
Weekend Teachings 2: MP3
Weekend Teachings 3: MP3
Weekend Teachings 4: MP3


Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life: Exchanging Self for Others
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:35 PM
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Cover Cover
Spine Spine
Syllabus Reading
Class 1 Reading 1A: MP3
HW 1 1B: MP3
Quiz 1
Key 1
Class 2 Reading 2A: MP3
HW 2 2B: MP3
Quiz 2
Key 2
Class 3 Reading 3A: MP3
HW 3 3B: MP3
Quiz 3
Key 3
Class 4 Reading unavailable
HW 4
Quiz 4
Key 4
Class 5 Reading 5A: MP3
HW 5 5B: MP3
Quiz 5
Key 5
Class 6 Reading 6A: MP3
HW 6 6B: MP3
Quiz 6
Key 6
Class 7 Reading 7A: MP3
HW 7 7B: MP3
Quiz 7
Key 7
Class 8 Reading 8A: MP3
HW 8 8B: MP3
Quiz 8
Key 8
Class 9&10 Reading 9&10A: MP3
HW 9 9&10B: MP3
Quiz 9
Key 9
Reading
HW 10
Quiz 10
Key 10
Final Exam FINAL


The Four Immeasureables and LoJong
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:33 PM
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Part 1 1: MP3
Part 2 2: MP3
Part 3 3: MP3
Part 4 4: MP3



Dharma Essentials

The Dharma Essentials Courses provide "essential" versions of the fifteen ACI Formal Study Courses for those who just want the "bottom line" or do not have the time for the full Formal Study Course. Each Dharma Essentials Course consists of four classes of oral instruction and assumes no previous background in Buddhism. Each class is based on a few pages of reading from the original texts (often translated from the Tibetan for the first time). Unlike the Formal Study Courses, Dharma Essentials Courses require no homeworks, quizzes, or final examination. Each class comes with a fifteen minute per day meditation assignment correlated to the material covered in that class and designed to help your practice and improve your life. "Dharma Essentials" -- everything you need to know to begin, renew, or enhance your spiritual life!

Dharma Essentials 1: The Three Principal Paths
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:18 PM
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Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 2: Buddhist Refuge
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:16 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 3: Applied Meditation
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:15 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1A PDF 1A: MP3
Class 1B 1B: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 4: Proof of Future LIves
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:13 PM
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Class 1 04/07/08 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 04/08/08 2: MP3
Class 3 04/09/08 3: MP3
Class 4 04/10/08 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 5: How Karma Works
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:11 PM
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Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3A 3A: MP3
Class 3B 3B: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 6: The Diamond Cutter Sutra
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:10 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 7: The Bodhisattva Vows
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:08 PM
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Part 1 PDF 1: MP3
Part 2 2: MP3
Part 3 3: MP3
Part 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 8: Death and the Realms of Existence
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:06 PM
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Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 9: Level 1 of Buddhist Discipline (Vinaya)
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:05 PM
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Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 10: Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 1
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:03 PM
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Part 1A PDF 1A: MP3
Part 1B 1B: MP3
Part 2A 2A: MP3
Part 2B 2B: MP3
Part 3A 3A: MP3
Part 3B 3B: MP3
Part 3A 4A: MP3
Part 3B 4B: MP3


Dharma Essentials 11: Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 2
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:01 PM
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Part 1 PDF 1: MP3
Part 2 2: MP3
Part 3 3: MP3
Part 4 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 12: Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 3
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:00 PM
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Teaching 01 12/02/08 PDF 1: MP3
Teaching 02 12/04/08 2: MP3
Teaching 03 12/09/08 3: MP3
Teaching 04 12/11/08 4: MP3


Dharma Essentials 13: The Art of Reasoning
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:58 PM
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Class 1 02/17/09 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2A 02/18/09 2: MP3 A
Class 2B 02/18/09 2: MP3 B
Class 3A 02/19/09 3: MP3 A
3: MP3 B


Dharma Essentials 14: Lojong: Developing The Good Heart
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:56 PM
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Class 1 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4A 4A: MP3
Class 4B Appendix: Kamic correlations, The Wheel of Knives 4B: MP3


Lojong: Developing the Good Heart, Rockport, MA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:55 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 02/17/09 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 02/18/09 2: MP3
Class 3 02/19/09 3: MP3


Dharma Essentials 15: What the Buddha Really Meant
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:53 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 05/29/08 PDF 1: MP3
Class 2 06/03/08 2: MP3
Class 3 06/05/08 3: MP3
Class 4 06/06/08 4: MP3



Emptiness

The Two Realities, Vajramudra Center, Cape Ann
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:30 AM

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Description Written Materials Audio
4/22/2010 PDF MP3


Meditations on Emptiness: Using Wisdom to Achieve Happiness
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 05:43 PM
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Part 1 1: MP3
Part 2 2: MP3
Part 3 3: MP3


Teachings on the Heart Sutra, Cape Ann, MA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:31 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Heart Sutra Class 1 10/02/09 Heart Sutra MP3
Heart Sutra Class 2 10/03/09 MP3
Heart Sutra Class 3 10/03/09 MP3
Heart Sutra Class 4 10/03/09 Meditations MP3
Heart Sutra Class 5 10/03/09 MP3
Heart Sutra Q & A 10/03/09 MP3


Explorations in Emptiness, Go Yoga, Brooklyn, NY
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:30 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 09/26/09 - Explorations in Emptiness PDF MP3


Explorations in Emptiness, Reno, Sept. 2009
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:28 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 09/08/09 - Explorations in Emptiness PDF MP3
Teaching 09/09/09 - Explorations in Emptiness MP3


Meditations on Emptiness ,Tucson ,AZ
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:26 PM
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Teaching 01 02/24/09 Reading 01 MP3
Teaching 01 02/24/09 Homework 01
Teaching 01 02/24/09 Quiz 01
Teaching 01 02/24/09 Answer 01
Teaching 02 02/26/09 Reading 02 MP3
Teaching 02 02/26/09 Homework 02
Teaching 02 02/26/09 Quiz 02
Teaching 02 02/26/09 Answer 02
Teaching 03 03/05/09 Reading 03 MP3
Teaching 03 03/05/09 Homework 03
Teaching 03 03/05/09 Quiz 03
Teaching 03 03/05/09 Answers 03
Teaching 04 03/10/09 Reading 04 MP3
Teaching 05 03/12/09 Reading 05 MP3
Teaching 05 03/12/09 Homework 05
Teaching 05 03/12/09 Quiz 05
Teaching 05 03/12/09 Answers 05
Teaching 06 03/17/09 Reading 06 MP3
Teaching 06 03/17/09 Homework 06
Teaching 06 03/17/09 Quiz 06
Teaching 06 03/17/09 Answers 06
Teaching 07 03/19/09 Reading 07 MP3
Teaching 07 03/19/09 Homework 07
Teaching 07 03/19/09 Quiz 07
Teaching 07 03/19/09 Answers 07
Teaching 08 03/24/09 Reading 08 MP3
Teaching 08 03/24/09 Homework 08
Teaching 08 03/24/09 Quiz 08
Teaching 08 03/24/09 Answers 08
Teaching 09 03/26/09 MP3


Arya Nagarjuna, Singapore
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:25 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 01/22/09 PDF MP3
Teaching 01/23/09 MP3


Explorations in Emptiness, Rockport, MA
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:23 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 01 11/12/08 MP3
Teaching 02 11/13/08 MP3


Mahamudra, New Jersey
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:21 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 10/06/08 PDF MP3
Teaching 10/06/08 MP3


Explorations in Emptiness, New York City
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:20 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 10/05/08 PDF MP3


Explorations in Emptiness 4, Mahasukha Center, Los Angeles
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:18 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 05/28/08 Reading 1 MP3
Teaching 06/02/08 Reading 2 MP3
Teaching 06/04/08 Reading 3 MP3


Explorations in Emptiness 3, Mahasukha Center, Los Angeles
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:16 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 03/26/08 Reading 1 MP3
Teaching 03/31/08 Reading 2 MP3
Teaching 04/02/08 Reading 3 MP3


Teachings on Mahamudra, Rockport, Massachusetts
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:15 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1: 01/15/2008 MP3
Class 2: 01/16/2008 MP3
Class 3: 01/17/2008 MP3
Class 4: 01/18/2008 MP3


Explorations in Emptiness 2, Alder’s Gate, Los Angeles
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:13 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 11/28/07 Readings MP3
Teaching 12/03/07 Meditations MP3
Teaching 12/05/07 MP3


Explorations in Emptiness, with Mercedes Bahleda, Three Jewels, NYC
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:11 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 11/10/07 PDF Part 1
Teaching 11/10/07 Part 2
Teaching 11/11/07 Part 1
Teaching 11/11/07 Part 2


Emptiness and Arya Nagarjuna, Three Jewels, NYC
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:10 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 06/21/07 PDF MP3


Explorations in Emptiness 1, Los Angeles
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:08 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
In Depth Teaching / Los Angeles 05/29/07 Readings MP3
In Depth Teaching / Los Angeles 05/31/07 Appendix MP3
In Depth Teaching / Los Angeles 06/05/07 Meditations MP3
In Depth Teaching / Los Angeles 06/07/07 Cover MP3


South Lake Tahoe: Thanksgiving Emptiness Retreat 2006
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:06 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Session 1 1: MP3
Session 2 2: MP3
Session 3 3: MP3
Session 4 4: MP3
Session 5 5A: MP3
Session 5 5B: MP3
Session 6 6: MP3
Session 7 7: MP3
Session 8 8A: MP3
Session 8 8B: MP3
Session 9 9: MP3
Session 10 10: MP3
Session 11 11: MP3
Session 12 12: MP3


Windhover Retreat 2005, Emptiness
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:05 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
8/22/2005 1: MP3
8/23/2005 2A: MP3
8/23/2005 2B: MP3
8/23/2005 2C: MP3
8/24/2005 3A: MP3
8/24/2005 3B: MP3
8/24/2005 3C: MP3
8/25/2005 4A: MP3
8/25/2005 4B: MP3
8/25/2005 4C: MP3
8/25/2005 4D: MP3
8/26/2005 5A: MP3
8/26/2005 5B: MP3
8/26/2005 5C: MP3
8/27/2005 6: MP3


Heart Sutra Classes - Spring 2004
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 04:03 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 1: MP3
Class 2 2: MP3
Class 3 3: MP3
Class 4 4: MP3
Class 5 5: MP3



Foundational Practices

Living Simply, Simply Living - Woodmans, Essex
Posted on Apr 28, 2010 - 08:00 PM

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Description Written Materials Audio
08.23.2010 PDF MP3
08.24.2010 MP3


Buddhism, Yoga and Other Everyday Practices, Diamond Heart Center, Reno
Posted on Apr 28, 2010 - 07:00 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
8/5/2010 MP3


From Surprising to Miraculous: Rediscovering the Miracles of Everyday Life
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:25 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
5/4/2010 PDF MP3


The Meaning of Life - Woodman’s, Cape Ann
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:23 AM

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> http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6367908 - PART 2

Description Written Materials Audio
4/21/2010 PDF MP3
4/22/2010 MP3


Healing for Happiness Retreat, Zen Center Retreat, Idyllwild
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:21 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 1 04/09/2010 PDF MP3
Teaching 2 04/10/2010 MP3
Teaching 3 04/10/2010 MP3
Teaching 4 04/10/2010 MP3
Teaching 5 04/11/2010 MP3


Morph and Core: Practicing Buddhism in the West & OPENING of the new DIAMOND HEART CENTER in Reno!
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:20 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 04/07/2010 PDF MP3


How Karma Works: Learning to Design Your Ideal Life, Vancouver
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:18 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 04/01/2010 PDF MP3


Inciting Happiness, Melbourne
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:16 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 03/19/2010 PDF MP3
Mediation 03/19/2010 ~ With Cindy Lee MP3
Teaching 03/20/2010 MP3
Mediation 03/20/2010 ~ With Cindy Lee MP3
Teaching 03/21/2010 MP3
Mediation 03/21/2010 ~ With Cindy Lee MP3


Seeing the Sacred in Everyday Life, Melbourne Australia
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:15 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 01/04/09 PDF MP3



Foundational Practices - A Daily Practice

Components of a Daily Spiritual Practice, Munich
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:10 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 04/20/09 DOC MP3


A Daily Practice, Salt Lake City
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:08 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Public Talk / Salt Lake City, 11/18/07 MP3


Components of Practice, Santa Cruz
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 01:06 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Public Talk / Santa Cruz, 04/10/07 MP3



Foundational Practices - Be Happy Here & Now

The Happiness Revolution, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 12:55 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Teaching 09/30/09 PDF MP3