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  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Decoding an Ancient Masterwork

    A spiritual masterpiece of unparalleled profundity, The Tibetan Book of the Dead is as applicable today as it was a thousand years ago. While it was written as a guidebook for death, it is equally The Tibetan Book of Life. Studying The Book ironically brings you more fully into life, and gives bi...

  • Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action

    As human activity extends to all reaches of the planet, virtually all living beings are coping with disruption, loss of habitat, and toxic air, soil, and water. Demand for climate and environmental justice has become a deafening roar of moral concern. How can environmental ethics based in kindn...

  • Bodhichitta Radical Compassion in a World Gone Mad

    Of all the precious jewels in the treasure trove of wisdom teachings in Tibetan Buddhism, one stands alone as its crowning achievement and most unique gift bequeathed to the world. Known simply as Bodhichitta, it is the altruistic resolve to awaken for the benefit of others and becomes the primar...

  • Our Pristine Mind

    The true nature of our mind is brilliant, clear, and joyful. But we don't experience this reality amid the swirl of stresses, thoughts, and emotions of day-to-day life. This talk will offer practical suggestions on uncovering our naturally comfortable state of mind and reconnecting with the uncon...

  • Touching the Earth: The Neuroscience of Natural Awakening

    The Buddha taught that truth and liberation are to be found not in complex philosophies, but rather in our bodies, each other, and in the natural world around us. More recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience have not only confirmed this truth, but have helped further the conversation. In ...

  • The Third Wave of Contemplative Life

    In the midst of the mindfulness revolution and on the cusp of the new age of loving kindness, many who encounter the colorful imagery, prayerful chanting, and ritualized breath-work of the Hindu and Buddhist Tantras find themselves challenged. Given the rich symbolism and complexity of these prac...

  • An Integrated Awakening: From Separation to Seamless Reality

    Through 2,600 years of geographical and cultural adaptations, the heart of the Buddha’s message still remains relevant for our times. This is because it points to timeless truths, the primacy of mind as a force for good or ill, and the deeper nature of mind as indivisible and timeless consciousne...

  • Buddhism in the Western Therapeutic Environment

    In this talk, Isa Gucciardi examines the contributions Tibetan Buddhism has to offer the modern therapeutic process and suggests that Buddhism provides some very practical methods for dealing with the unique neuroses of contemporary society. Using examples from her Depth Hypnosis practice, she il...