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Saying Goodbye to the Earth: Eco-Anxiety and Our Response

Sat, 3 Oct, 2020 - 01:00
Buddhism begins with the Buddha sitting beneath a tree, touching the earth. The Buddha's vision of connection and kindness encompasses earth, sky, and sea; from the tiniest being to the largest. The practice of non-harm invests us with empathy and care for all of life. Yet what we see happening today to the earth and its beings is likely to fill us with anxiety, "eco-anxiety" as it has been termed. This talk encourages us to allow ourselves to experience our eco-anxiety and how we respond to it, and suggests ways we can use that response to open up to the wisdom and compassion that arises from a place of love. It was originally given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Feb. 2020, for an Order Mitra Gathering on the theme of our environment, the many changes that are occuring to it, and how we can bring our Dharma practice into the fore of our experience in responding to these changes.
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Saying Goodbye to the Earth: Eco-Anxiety and Our Response

Sat, 3 Oct, 2020 - 00:00
Buddhism begins with the Buddha sitting beneath a tree, touching the earth. The Buddha's vision of connection and kindness encompasses earth, sky, and sea; from the tiniest being to the largest. The practice of non-harm invests us with empathy and care for all of life. Yet what we see happening today to the earth and its beings is likely to fill us with anxiety, "eco-anxiety" as it has been termed. This talk encourages us to allow ourselves to experience our eco-anxiety and how we respond to it, and suggests ways we can use that response to open up to the wisdom and compassion that arises from a place of love. It was originally given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Feb. 2020, for an Order Mitra Gathering on the theme of our environment, the many changes that are occuring to it, and how we can bring our Dharma practice into the fore of our experience in responding to these changes.
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Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Point 6 Discipline and 7 Advice

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 01:00
Point 6 of the mind training is about commitments, vows and responsibilities. Point 7 is advice.
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Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Led Meditation Day 6

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 01:00
Guided tonglen practice for all those struggling with responsibilities and broken promises.
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Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Point 6 Discipline and 7 Advice

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 00:00
Point 6 of the mind training is about commitments, vows and responsibilities. Point 7 is advice.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Led Meditation Day 6

Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 00:00
Guided tonglen practice for all those struggling with responsibilities and broken promises.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Led Meditation Day 5

Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 - 01:00
A led tonglen practice for ourselves and others as dharma practitioners.
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Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Point 5 Evaluation of the Mind Training

Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 - 01:00
Has Dharma practice actually reduced the manifestation of greed, hatred and delusion in your life. Yashobodhi introduces some tools to see how effective the practice may have been.
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Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Point 5 Evaluation of the Mind Training

Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 - 00:00
Has Dharma practice actually reduced the manifestation of greed, hatred and delusion in your life. Yashobodhi introduces some tools to see how effective the practice may have been.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Training the Mind In Bodhicitta, Led Meditation Day 5

Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 - 00:00
A led tonglen practice for ourselves and others as dharma practitioners.