Cultural Humility: The Ground of Social Engagement

The practice of cultural humility allows us to face our inherited conditioning and discover a new process of connectivity that is the basis for social transformation.

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Natalie Baker: Mind Training: For When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Podcast 143

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When bad things happen it’s tempting to think we, or the world, are unworkable. Natalie Baker discusses some traditional Buddhist teachings about engaging with negative events as they arise.

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Elizabeth Reid: Finding Balance with the Feminine Principle – Podcast 142

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Shasti Elizabeth Reid discusses the traditional Buddhist concepts of Feminine and Masculine energies. While the Masculine (potency and accomplishment) is important, the Feminine (space and accommodation) is just as necessary. Yet this aspect is often overlooked or unappreciated.

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Joseph Mauricio: Awake Before You Daydream – Podcast No. 141

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Are you paying attention? How do you know? What is the part of the mind that knows when we’re present, and when we’re distracted? And when do we know we’re listening to our own voice, rather than the inherited voices – and expectations – of others?

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Ethan Nichtern: Right Speech in the Era of Very Very Wrong Speech – Podcast 140

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Conscious communication is a foundational practice in Buddhism. Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the implication of “right speech” vs. “wrong speech” for our modern environment.

Guided Meditation Library: Checking In

In this week’s guided meditation, David Perrin leads us in the practice of checking in with yourself.

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David Perrin: Kindred Spirits – Podcast 139

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David Perrin discusses kindness as a spiritual practice, particularly in close relationships. What does it mean to relate well with our fellow kindred spirits?

Guided Meditation Library: Compassion Practice

In this week’s guided meditation, Joseph Mauricio leads us in the practice of compassion meditation.

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Eric Spiegel: The Refuge Vow – Podcast 138

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What does it mean to officially become a Buddhist? Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the formal entry into the path, the Refuge Vow.

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Vegan Aharonian: Social Action in the Spirit of Enlightened Society – Podcast 137

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Are you addicted to the news? Constantly checking political updates on Twitter? Do you shake your fist multiple times per day? Vegan Aharonian discusses what it means to relate with family, friends and the world at large – even in an age of great social and political divisiveness – from the point of view of a core teaching of Shambhala Buddhism: Enlightened Society.