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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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Class 7 MP3
Class 8 MP3


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

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 - 3/31/2014 Course Materials Class 1 MP3 Download
Class 2 - 4/7/2014 Class 2 MP3 Download
Class 3 - 4/14/2014 Class 3 MP3 Download
Class 4 - 4/21/2014 Class 4 MP3 Download
Class 5 - 4/28/2014 Class 5 MP3 Download
Class 6 - 5/5/2014 Class 6 MP3 Download


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!!

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 - 9/9/2013 MP3
Class 2 - 9/16/2013 MP3
Class 3 - 9/23/2013 MP3
Class 4 - 9/30/2013 MP3
Class 5 - 10/7/2013 MP3
Class 6 - 10/14/2013 MP3
Class 7 - 10/21/2013 MP3
Class 8 - 10/28/2013 MP3
Class 9 - 11/4/2013 MP3
Class 10 - 11/11/2013 MP3


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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Class 1 MP3
Meditation 1 MP3
Class 2 MP3
Meditation 2a MP3
Meditation 2b MP3
Meditation 2c MP3
Class 3 MP3
Meditation 3a MP3
Meditation 3b MP3
Class 4 MP3
Meditation 4a MP3
Meditation 4b MP3


Bok Jinpa 04: Setting Fire to Your Meditation, Part IV
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:10 AM
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Class 1a Reading 1 MP3
Class 1a Homework 1
Class 2 Reading 2 MP3: A
Class 2 Homework 2 MP3: B
Class 3 Reading 3 MP3
Class 3 Homework 3
Class 4 03/04/10 Reading 4 MP3
Class 4 03/04/10 Homework 4
Class 5 Reading 5A MP3
Class 5 Reading 5B
Class 5 Homework 5
Class 6 Reading 6 MP3
Class 6 Homework 6
Class 7 Reading 7 MP3
Class 7 Final Meditation 1
Class 7 Meditation 2
Class 7 Meditation 3
Class 8 Cover MP3


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

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1a & 1b 09/09/09 Reading 1 MP3
Class 1a & 1b 09/09/09 Homework 1 MP3
Class 2 Reading 2 MP3
Class 2 Homework 2
Class 3 Reading 3 MP3
Class 3 Homework 3
Class 4 Reading 4 MP3
Class 4 Homework 4
Class 5 No Reading MP3
Class 5 No Homework
Class 6 Reading 6 MP3
Class 6 Homework 6
Class 7 Reading 7 MP3
Class 7 Homework 7


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

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 04/09 Reading 1 MP3
Class 1 04/09 Homework 1
Class 2 Reading 2 MP3
Class 2 Homework 2
Class 2 Corrections
Class 3 Reading 3 MP3
Class 3 Homework 3
Class 4 Reading 4 MP3
Class 4 Homework 4
Class 5 Reading 5 MP3
Class 5 Homework 5
Class 6 Reading 6 MP3
Class 6 Homework 6
Class 7 Reading 7 MP3
Class 7 Homework 7
Class 8 Reading 8 MP3
Class 8 Homework 8
Class 9 Reading 9 MP3
Class 9 Homework 9
Class 10 No Reading
Class 10 Final Exam


Bok Jinpa 01: Setting Fire to Your Meditation
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 - 04:05 AM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 07/08 Reading 1 MP3
Class 1 07/08 Homework 1
Class 1 07/08 Answer Key 1
Class 2 07/08 Reading 2 MP3
Class 2 07/08 Homework 2
Class 2 07/08 Answer Key 2
Class 3a & 3b 07/08 Reading 3 MP3
Class 3a & 3b 07/08 Homework 3 MP4
Class 3a & 3b 07/08 Answer Key 3
Class 4 07/08 Reading 4 MP3
Class 4 07/08 Homework 4
Class 4 07/08 Answer Key 4
Class 5 07/08 Reading 5 MP3
Class 5 07/08 Homework 5
Class 5 07/08 Answer Key 5
Class 6 07/08 No Homework MP3
Class 6 07/08 No Answer Key
Class 6 07/08 Reading 6
Class 7 07/08 Homework 7 MP3
Class 7 07/08 Answer Key 7
Class 7 07/08 Reading 7
Class 8 07/08 Reading 8 MP3
Class 8 07/08 Homework 8
Class 8 07/08 Answer Key 8
Class 9 07/08 Reading 9 MP3
Class 9 07/08 Homework 9
Class 9 07/08 Answer Key 9
Class 10 07/08 Reading 10
Class 10 07/08 Final Exam



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

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 10/08 MP3
Class 2 10/08 MP3
Class 3 10/08 MP3
Class 4 10/08 MP3
Class 5 10/08 MP3
Class 6 10/08 MP3
Class 7 10/08 MP3
Class 8 10/08 MP3
Class 9 n/a
Class 10 n/a


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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Class 1 08/07 MP3
Class 2 08/07 MP3
Class 3 08/07 MP3
Class 4 08/07 MP3
Class 5 08/07 MP3
Class 6 08/07 MP3
Class 7 08/07 MP3
Class 8a 08/07 MP3
Class 8b 08/07 MP3
Class 9 08/07 MP3
Class 10 08/07 MP3


ACI-05: How Karma Works
Posted on Dec 05, 2009 - 06:23 PM
Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 n/a
Class 2 MP3
Class 3 MP3
Class 4 MP3
Class 5 MP3
Class 6 MP3
Class 7 MP3
Class 8a MP3
Class 8b MP3
Class 9 MP3
Review Class 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 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

Description Written Materials Audio
Class 1 03/09 MP3
Class 2 03/09 MP3
Class 3 03/09 MP3
Class 4 03/09 MP3



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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Class 1 MP3
Class 3 MP3



 
   
 
 
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