Prajna Studios

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  • The Mandala Principle

    Chögyam Trungpa’s Teachings on Transforming Confusion into Wisdom

    Taught by Judith L. Lief

    In 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.
  • The Essence of Yoga

    A Path to Freedom from Our Habitual Patterns

    Taught by Michael Stone

    In 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.
  • How to Show Up for Your Life

    A Course on Meditation for Meeting Your World with an Open Heart

    Taught by Lodro Rinzler

    Want 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.
  • Skillful Communication

    A Zen Approach

    Taught by Diane Musho Hamilton

    Diane 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.
  • Mindfulness in Action

    Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness

    Taught by Carolyn Rose Gimian

    In 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.
  • How to Be an Adult in Relationships

    Taught by David Richo

    Love 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.
  • The Heart Sutra

    Exploring Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

    Taught by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Joan Halifax

    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.
  • Love with a Healthy Ego

    Find Balance, Release Resentment, and Love Generously

    Taught by David Richo

    David Richo guides you on the path of generous love and shows how to build a healthy ego that is “just right”—not too big and not too weak—supporting you in being fully yourself and interacting with others in loving and effective ways.
  • Discovering the Relaxed Mind

    An Immersion in a Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice

    Taught by Dza Kilung Rinpoche

    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.
  • Making Friends with Yourself

    Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment

    Taught by Pema Chodron

    Imagine having Pema Chödrön sitting in your living room, speaking directly to you. This course, beautifully set in the intimate environment of remote Gampo Abbey, presents Pema teaching how to step outside ourselves to see how our sense of self develops and leads us to negative patterns of thinking.
  • Living the Dharma

    How to Practice Buddhism and Make It Count

    Taught by Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

    Tibetan Buddhist master Anyen Rinpoche and his teaching partner Allison Choying Zangmo share what it takes to achieve realization on the spiritual path with a practical and approachable means for bringing our practice alive and actualizing the wisdom of the Buddha in our hearts.
  • Entering the Path

    The Hinayana Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

    Taught by Judith L. Lief

    The hinayana path is the foundation of the Buddhist teachings. To enter the path of Buddhist practice, one must start here. Based on training in mindfulness and awareness and in cultivating a deeper understanding of one’s own mind, the hinayana is what allows us to take delight in our everyday life just as it is.
  • The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

    The Mahayana Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

    Taught by Judith L. Lief

    Once the essential foundation of the hinayana teachings has been laid, the next step begins with opening the focus of practice to include the world beyond oneself. This personal paradigm shift is the gate to the mahayana teachings, beginning with shunyata, the essential emptiness of all phenomena, and with the compassion that naturally arises from that understanding.
  • Glimpses of Vajrayana

    The Tantric Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

    Taught by Judith L. Lief

    The tantric path requires complete engagement and fierce dedication. There is a quality of directness, abruptness, and wholeheartedness to it, and it is said to be the more rapid but more dangerous path.
  • Glimpses of Mahamudra

    The Tantric Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

    Taught by Judith L. Lief

    Mahamudra is a meditation tradition within tantric Buddhism that points to the nature of awareness itself, elevating our ordinary perception to the level of the sacred. In this view, all experiences arise from a mind that is naturally vast, empty, and luminous.

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