A Revolutionary Method for Benefitting Others without Burning OutIn this course, Roshi Joan Halifax reveals the basic anatomy of compassion and shares G.R.A.C.E., a practical five-step process for cultivating the qualities and skills that give us the ability to serve others with an open heart. You can be compassionate without burning out and this course from one of today’s preeminent thought leaders and teachers will show you how.
Cultivating Deep Well-Being through Mindfulness and Self-CompassionIn this online course, Peter Fernando, a former monastic and longtime student of his own chronic pain and illness, offers us the tools we need to discover deep well-being in the midst of difficulty and dis-ease.
Chögyam Trungpa’s Teachings on Transforming Confusion into WisdomIn this online course, esteemed Buddhist teacher and editor Judith Lief takes us on a journey through the mandala principle teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche as presented in his Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma.
A Path to Freedom from Our Habitual PatternsIn this online course, the late Michael Stone—a well-loved and esteemed teacher of yoga, psychology, and Buddhism—illuminates insights from those three traditions to show us how our minds work.
(Group Study Version)Learn a seven-step meditation practice, concisely and practically adapted from the meditation techniques of three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—which Tibetan Buddhism knits into a seamless whole.
A Course on Meditation for Meeting Your World with an Open HeartWant to learn to ride the waves of life with mindfulness and compassion? We all do—and yet we so often fall short of our goal to bring more wisdom into our lives at work, at home, and with our friends. In this course, author and Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler serves as your guide in how to develop a spiritual backbone, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in religion.
(Group Study Version)Meditation practice is transformative. It has been proven to lead to everything from a good night’s sleep to higher productivity and reduced stress, to clarity of mind and even complete enlightenment. Recently, these benefits have become more widely recognized, but beginning and sustaining a practice amid the distractions and busyness of modern life can seem overwhelming. Over many years, meditation expert and New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to do just that.
(Group Study Version)One of the most beloved scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism, the Heart Sutra is chanted daily around the world in dozens of languages by millions of practitioners. For Zen Buddhists—and many others—the sutra expresses the nature of reality in ways both profound and paradoxical. In this online course, Kazuaki Tanahashi and Roshi Joan Halifax collaboratively explore the depths of the sutra’s teaching through talks, chanting, readings, and group discussions. Using Kaz’s recent book The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism, this course delves deep into the history and lived experience of the Heart Sutra, posing questions and drawing connections to help you integrate this precious teaching into your daily life and awareness, whether you are encountering the sutra for the first time or have chanted it for decades. We’re excited to have you with us as we join these two remarkable and wise teachers in exploring the boundless nature of all existence through this core text.
Working with the Five Keys to Mindful LovingLove is not so much a feeling as a way of being present—with unconditional attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection, and allowing others to be as they are. When our ego gets in the way of our giving and receiving love—in the form of judgment, fear, and control—we can use mindfulness to return to loving presence. This is how a spiritual practice builds our capacity to become more loving and more open to love. It’s also how we can view love itself as our practice. In this online course, psychotherapist and Shambhala author David Richo presents the five keys to mindful loving and teaches you how to expand your capacity in relationships by embracing these five touchstones.
The Jewish Tradition of MussarAt the heart of Judaism, no less fundamental than the observation of ritual and the wisdom of Jewish law, revelation, and text, is the teaching of the transformation of the heart and soul of the individual. Dr. Alan Morinis, founder of The Mussar Institute, introduces the extraordinary thousand-year-old tradition of Mussar to help practitioners acquire Torah and internalize the wisdom of the tradition.
A Zen ApproachDiane Musho Hamilton, a Zen teacher, professional mediator, and author of The Zen of You and Me, thrives in the space where sameness and difference meet—and she wants to help you thrive there, too. Through video talks, readings, and practices, you will explore many of the subconscious forces at play in your relationships: the implicit “me versus you” mentality that can arise in situations, the fraught storylines that seem to repeat themselves, and the impact of certain relational dynamics on your nervous system.
Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and DepressionAnxiety, depression, and chronic stress aren’t just biochemical imbalances or genetic legacies—they’re mind-body patterns. Once wired in place, these patterns can make you miserable and short-circuit your potential. Luckily, your body has its own bio-available technology for transformation—and this course will help you access and use this technology with intelligence.
Going Beyond the Mind to the Heart of His TeachingIf you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. In this online course designed especially for group study, Episcopal priest, author, teacher, and retreat leader Cynthia Bourgeault serves as a masterful guide to Jesus’s vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teaching for yourself.
Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday AwarenessIn this online course, the practice of meditation will be accompanied by practices for expanding awareness in everyday activities, dissolving the boundary between meditation and everything else we do in our life. This is a course for new meditators, for those who want to deepen their meditation practice, and for mindfulness trainers and teachers. The approach is based on the mindfulness teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, from his book Mindfulness in Action.
Working with the Five Keys to Mindful LovingLove is not so much a feeling as a way of being present. Psychotherapist and author David Richo presents the five keys to being present to the one you love—attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection, and allowing—and teaches you how to strengthen your relationships by embracing these five qualities.