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Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Vipaśyanā

with Elizabeth Callahan

February 15th—April 26th

Mahamudra is the practice at the heart of all Kagyu traditions. This series will focus on mahāmudrā vipaśyanā practice instructions as gateways to exploring our experiences of our own mind. Continue »

The Bone of Existence: The Path of a Lonely Buddha

with John Rockwell

April 13th—May 4th

Once upon a time a meditator picked up a bone in a charnel ground, and wondered how this bone came to be. Upon reflection, they concluded it came from death—someone dying... Continue »

Friday Night Talk – Dharma Advice for Making Life Decisions

with Acharya Richard John

April 23rd

Life is shaped by a stream of choices, by what we accept and reject. How does one navigate in the direction of wakefulness and compassion? Continue »

Friday Night Talk, Reprise: Embracing Loneliness with Karma Lӧdrӧ Gyendon

April 30th

Loneliness is an experience that all humans have but often try to resist. We reject it out of fear that it means there is something wrong with our experience. What happens when we embrace loneliness as a quality that connects us? Continue »

A Mindful Outdoor Experience [IN PERSON]

with Jean Beebe

May 1st

A Mindful Outdoor Experience (MOE) is a personally guided 60-90 minute meditative outdoor walk, appropriate for people from all walks of life, meant to engage our present moment awareness using our sense perceptions. Continue »

Friday Night Talk - First Thought Best Thought: The Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa

with David Rome

May 14th

Nowhere is Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s inner life more accessible than in his poetry. We will explore both the poetry and Rinpoche’s creative process, as well as how he used poetry to awaken his students. Continue »

Friday Night Talk - One Nation Under Trauma with Larry Ward

June 4th

The aim of this talk is to recognize and name the deeper shared crisis of America today. What can the Buddhadharma offer to help deepen our self-care, heal our systemically racialized lives and uplift our social engagement with one another? Continue »

Being Strategic, Practical, and Ethical in These Challenging Times

with Eva Wong

September 19th

Winning is desirable, but if a victory means sacrificing integrity, honor, and compassion, it is no victory at all. Continue »