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A Buddhist Psychoanalyst Puts Our Divided Country on the Couch

Buddhist Psychoanalyst Robert Langan traces the current climate of demonization back to the Buddhist teachings on the three poisons: greed, aversion, and ignorance.

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John Ankele: Keys to the Kingdom – Podcast 103


At their core, world religions share a proclamation that says, in effect, “the kingdom is spread out before you, but you do not see it.” How can the path of meditation open our eyes to the riches of this kingdom which is none other than our life?

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Natalie Baker: Will Meditation Fix What’s Wrong With The Brain? – Podcast 102


Meditation has gone beyond the realm of spirituality, into the realm of science and mental health. Psychotherapist Natalie Baker discusses the latest research, and implications for our personal practice.

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Ethan Nichtern: Why Not Create? – Podcast 101


Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses mindfulness and creativity, the challenge of making a living as an artist, and art as a key cultural contribution to the creation of an enlightened society.

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Queer Confidence: A Panel Discussion – Podcast 100


This special panel discussing LGBT identity in a post-Orlando world, and meditation as part of the journey of self-acceptance, was presented by Shambhala New York and QueerDharma.

What Would It Be Like To Be Free of Neurosis?

In this punchy, powerful quote, Chogyam Trungpa suggests that the behaviors we play out as a reaction to stress, perceived inadequacy, or claustrophobia are not examples of “how we are,” but passing states of neurosis which obscure our natural sanity.

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Lodro Rinzler: Be Grateful to Everyone – Podcast 99


Lodro Rinzler discusses the power of gratitude. Instead of dividing up our world between people we like and people we hate, what would it mean to be grateful to everyone?

The Dharma of Distraction

There’s a lot more to distraction than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego, the way we protect ourselves against both the pain of life and the open space of awakened mind.

The Importance of Sadness

Sadness isn’t necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t.

What Does It Mean To Embrace Who You Are?

Chögyam Trungpa introduces the idea of a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with the openness that comes with embracing who they are.