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Beginning a Meditation PracticeBelieve what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. Lodro Rinzler, author of the book Sit LIke a Buddha, guides you through everything you need to establish a meditation practice.
Teaching Mindfulness to Kids
Kids take to mindful awareness naturally, even enthusiastically, as soon as they see how it works. If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist—or anyone who works with kids—this online course will give you the skills you need to introduce the youngsters in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits. Best-selling Shambhala Publications author and mindfulness trainer Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics.
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, 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.
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.
An Online East Asian Calligraphy WorkshopKazuaki Tanahashi is a renowned calligraphic artist and teacher who works with hundreds of students throughout the world each year. In this online workshop, you can study with him up close, as he guides you in exploring the wondrous world of brush calligraphy.
The Path and Practice of MeditationMeditation expert and New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to meditate. In this course, Susan distills all of her best advice and tried-and-true techniques into a self-paced program that could change your life.
The Hinayana Teachings of Chögyam TrungpaThe 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 Mahayana Teachings of Chögyam TrungpaOnce 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.
The Tantric Teachings of Chögyam TrungpaThe 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.
The Tantric Teachings of Chögyam TrungpaMahamudra 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.
How to Practice Buddhism and Make It CountTibetan 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.
Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of AttachmentImagine 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.
An Immersion in a Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation PracticeLearn 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.
Find Balance, Release Resentment, and Love GenerouslyDavid 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.
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.