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Listen Contemplate Meditate is a podcast featuring a range of teachings from the Buddhist tradition, presented by Lamas of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation. Chagdud Gonpa is an international Nyingma Buddhist organization, founded in 1983 by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche (1930-2002), a highly revered meditation master, artist and Tibetan physician who taught extensively in the East and West. Through its many activities, which include offering public teachings and retreats, translating, and publishing t ...
 
FEATURED AS "NEW & NOTEWORTHY" BY APPLE 2013-2014 *** Urban Dharma NC is a new Buddhist center, a community-in-progress in western North Carolina. We are committed to the growing of Dharma, for Dharma to take roots in our lives here in this corner of the world, in this part of North Carolina, on the soil of these Appalachian mountains. Our motto "Changing Minds, Transforming Cities" expresses the vision of living the transformative teachings of the Buddha in a contemporary, urban context whe ...
 
As a young child growing up in Tibet, Anam Thubten was intent on entering the monastery, where for much of his childhood and young adult life he received the benefit of extensive academic and spiritual training from several teachers in the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He conveys the Dharma with the blessing of teachers Khenpo Chopel, Lama Garwang and others gone before in a lineage of wisdom holders and enlightened masters. During his formative years in Tibet he also developed a speci ...
 
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Part 2 of Dzogchen teachings given by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in Lansing, Iowa, in 2009; based on texts by Jamgon Kongrul and Dudjom Rinpoche. In his intimate and engaging style, Rinpoche gives advice on practice, points out the nature of mind, and shares amazing stories of his life. This is part 2 of a two-part teaching. Running time: 2 hour…
 
In a teaching given at the RiverView Dharma Center in Iowa in 2009, Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche gives Dzogchen instructions based on texts from Jamgon Kongtrul and Dudjom Rinpoche. Rinpoche gives the verbal transmission for Jamgon Kongtrul's text, "Dzogchen Ngo-drud Dam-Ngag Kalden Nying-kyi Norbu Marchen Lachang." In his intimate and engaging st…
 
In this intimate and engaging teaching, Lama Dawa gives a reading tranmission and a translation on-the-fly, along with commentary on the text, "DAM-NGAG MAR-GYI YANG-ZHUN;" a terma revelation by Dorje Lingpa. This special teaching is of the genre of 'liberation upon hearing' in which Padmasambhava claimed one could become liberated from the three l…
 
When we’re kids, our parents world can revolve around us. Then, as we grow older, we begin to instinctively think about ourselves and our growing needs. The problem is, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas taught that this selfish thinking is the source of our suffering. So how do we cultivate selflessness? We start by examining the kindness of our parents…
 
Meditation isn't a state, but rather a method to get used to knowing what's going on. The point is to notice how our present mind is. When we begin to know our current mind—instead of focusing on a future, more peaceful mind—we can begin working with who we really are. Lama Padma explains.By Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling
 
We wear lots of hats, constantly inventing who we are–an artist, a housekeeper, a lover, a business woman–never understanding who we actually are and dealing with the anxieties that come with that misunderstanding. But when our masquerade of purpose starts to break, an opportunity to be more authentic presents itself.…
 
“The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts & actions determine our future, & therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that aboun…
 
“The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts & actions determine our future, & therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that aboun…
 
“The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts & actions determine our future, & therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that aboun…
 
“The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts & actions determine our future, & therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that aboun…
 
“The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts & actions determine our future, & therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that aboun…
 
“The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts & actions determine our future, & therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that aboun…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Ever wondered what the symbols in a mandala – whether in paint or sand- represent? Who are all these tantric deities and how are they related to us, if at all? The Five Buddha Families is a tantric organizing principle for understanding who we fundamentally are – a pithy, efficient schema, that points points to original wakefulness, which like colo…
 
Milarepa was an 11th Century Buddhist poet and saint, a cotton-clad yogi who avoided the secular institutions of his time and wandered from village to village, teaching enlightenment and the path to Awakening through his spontaneously composed songs. Wherever he went, crowds of people gathered to hear his sweet sounding voice “singing the Dharma.” …
 
Milarepa was an 11th Century Buddhist poet and saint, a cotton-clad yogi who avoided the secular institutions of his time and wandered from village to village, teaching enlightenment and the path to Awakening through his spontaneously composed songs. Wherever he went, crowds of people gathered to hear his sweet sounding voice “singing the Dharma.” …
 
Milarepa was an 11th Century Buddhist poet and saint, a cotton-clad yogi who avoided the secular institutions of his time and wandered from village to village, teaching enlightenment and the path to Awakening through his spontaneously composed songs. Wherever he went, crowds of people gathered to hear his sweet sounding voice “singing the Dharma.” …
 
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