Instructions and View of Walking Meditation – Emily Weidman
Shrine Room Etiquette and Umdze (Timekeeper) Training – Emily Weidman
Renunciation: What is Renounced – Phyllis Murray – October 22, 2014
Training in Bodhicitta – Phyllis Murray – May 28, 2014
- Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness, by Chögyum Trungpa
- Start Where You Are, by Pema Chödrön
- Lojong Slogan Cards
The Way of the Bodhisattva – Michael Levin – April 23, 2014
Bodhicitta – Emily Weidman – March 26, 2014
The Four Immeasurable Qualities – Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche – August 31, 2013
- This teaching was given by Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, preceding a weekend seminar in Boston, MA. The audio file is available for purchase and download through the Boston Study Group. All proceeds go to support the work of Dharmashri/Mindrolling International. Click here for more information.
- The Four Immeasurable Qualities
NOTE: You may print a single copy of this document for your own use. Please honor Rinpoche’s request that it not be reproduced and distributed without the express permission of the Dharmashri Foundation. Interested parties should contact: samtentseretreat at gmail dot com
The Blessing Of Change – Lama Willa Miller – September 25, 2013
How We Get Hooked, How We Get Unhooked – Binny Clark – July 24, 2013
Psychology and Buddhism – Brian McCorckle – June 26, 2013
Five Wisdom Energies – Emily Weidman – May 29, 2013
- Chart of Five Wisdom Energies
- References for the Five Wisdom Energies and the Five Buddha Families:
- Everyday Consciousness and Buddha-Awakening, by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Snow Lion, 2002
- Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra, by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Siddhi Publications, 2002
- Orderly Chaos: The Mandala Principle, by Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala Publications, 1991
- The Five Wisdom Energies, by Irini Rockwell, Shambhala Publications, 2002
Mandala – Emily Weidman – April 24, 2013
Contentment in Every Day Life – Janet Romaine – March 6, 2012
Devotion – Michael Levin – January 23, 2013
- Supplication To The Takpo Kagyü
- References for Devotion:
- The Life of Milarepa, by Tr. Lobsang P. Lhalungpa, Shambhala Publications, 1985, ISBN 0-87753-281-7
- The Heart of the Buddha, by Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala Publications, 1991, ISBN 0-87773-592-1
This book has an extensive chapter on devotion within the Vajrayana.
- The Magic of Awareness, Anam Thubten, Snow Lion Publications, 2012, ISBN 978-1-55939-392-8
The last chapter discusses devotion without an object.
- Introduction to Milarepa film by Khandro Rinpoche
Illusion – Binny Clark – October 24, 2012
The Wisdom of Emotions – Jim Katz – September 26, 2012
Awakening Perception – Emily Weidman- May 30, 2012
Mindfulness and Awareness – Binny Clark – April 25, 2012
Awakening Natural Intelligence – Michael Levin – March 28, 2012
Work, Sex, Money – March 21, 2012
The Four Wheels of a Chariot – Janet Romaine – March 7, 2012
The Art of Peaceful Abiding – Part II – Jim Katz – January 25, 2012
The Art of Peaceful Abiding – Part I – Jim Katz – November 30, 2012
Mindfulness and Emotions, The Pause That Refreshes – Emily Weidman – October 26, 2011
Taking The Leap – Janet Romaine – September 28, 2011
The Buddhist Path – Michael Levin – August 31, 2011
The Life of the Buddha – Binny Clark – July 27, 2011
How Does Meditation Work? – Michael Levin – June 22, 2011
Meditation and the Nature of Mind
Mahayana – The Path of the Bodhisattva
We are using two main source books which are available from amazon.com, Samadhi bookstore in Barnet VT, and elsewhere. Some other readings will be provided on line.
- Indestructible Truth, Reginald A. Ray, Shambhala Publications, 2000
- The Places That Scare You, Pema Chödrön, Shambhala Publications, 2002
If you have the time, please review the Hinayana course. We recommend that you read chapters ten and eleven of Indestructible Truth and reread the first chapter of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso’s Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness. Non-self or egolessness is the first part of emptiness, which is a core teaching of the Mahayana.
Supplemental Reading List and Teacher Web Sites
- Reading: Indestructable Truth, pp. 311-318
- Reading: The Places That Scare You, Chapter 3
- Reading: Sakyong Mipham: Talk on Refuge Vows
- Reading: Outline of Talk One
- Reading: Refuge Vow and Four Thoughts (print for class)
- Optional Reading on the Four Truths: Indestructable Truth, Chapter 10
- download audio file
- Reading: Indestructable Truth, pp. 336-345
- Reading: The Places That Scare You, Chapter 17
- download audio file
- Reading: The Places That Scare You, Chapters 5, 15, 20
- Reading: The Places That Scare You, Appendix pp. 125-128
- Reading: Traleg, The Practice of Lojong, pp. 40-52
- Reading: Outline of Slogans
- download audio file
Enlightened World: The Three Yanas of Buddhism and The Great Eastern Sun
These talk outlines are intended to accompany the DVD set Enlightened World: The Three Yanas of Buddhism and the Great Eastern Sun, available at Shambhala Media, Samahdi Cushions, and other places. The videos were discussed at meetings held on September 24, October 15 and 27, and November 12, 2008.
A Day of Meditation with Teachings of Joanna Macy
Facilitated by Adam Pattantyus and Michael Levin
Adam Pattantyus is a student of Joanna Macy and Shambhala Buddhism. Michael Levin is a meditation instructor in the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism. This day-long practice was offered on October 25, 2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, and included Joanna Macy’s exercises with mindfulness meditation.
Joanna Macy is widely known as a deep ecologist, social activist, and Buddhist scholar and practitioner. She has developed and taught contemplations and exercises for recovering our connection to our planet and the life it supports by confronting our fears and hesitations and transforming them into joy and compassion. Her work is very timely at this moment of great uncertainty and fear for the future of our families, our nation and civilization on earth. The intent is to connect with our wisdom and compassion so we can act skilfully, in community with others, to address in our own way the challenge of these times.
Taught by Jim Colosi and Janet Romaine
This course was offered on January 14, 28, February 11 and 25, 2009.
Buddha-Nature and the Five Wisdom Energies
Taught by Emily Weidman and Michael Levin
- Secret of the Vajra World, Reginald Ray, Shambhala Publications
- Penetrating Wisdom: the Aspiration of Samantabhadra, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Siddhi Publications, 2002
- Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha, Chogyam Trungpa, Prajna Press, 1981
- Everyday Consciousness and Buddha-Awakening, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Snow Lion Publications
- Dakini’s Warm Breath, Judith Simmer-Brown, Shambhala Publications
- The Five Wisdom Energies, Irini Rockwell, Shambhala Publications
- HimalayanArt.org, a website with many Tibetan thankas (paintings) and statuary
- Recite The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge
- Recite the first section of The Aspiration of Samantabhadra
- Sitting Practice
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